Biography

Øyvind Sørfjordmo (1987) graduated from his masters at Kunstakademiet in Oslo in 2018. He lives and works in Oslo.

Sørfjordmo's abstract works of drawings, paintings and sculptures seek to communicate with one another across their different media, with the joint goal of exploring the limitations within the materials used, and their visual effect of attraction or repulsion on their viewer. His artistic process starts with research in the form of sketches he develops of shapes and visual expressions he pursues to study. The artist then proceeds to convey his research on to a canvas, or in the form of a sculpture, or more often than not, a combination of media that are to be seen in connection with one another.

 

Through his paintings Sørfjordmo investigates their endless possibilities, as well as their boundaries by searching for ways to use paint that are unfamiliar to him. This process of pursuing techniques that the artist does not yet master, evolves his works and artistry, though following a recognizable thread throughout. Sørfjordmo spends an extended period of time carefully preparing and developing his canvas, before he eventually lets go, and lets the painting move away from its comfort zone. His sculptures are often born out of found material from waste stations or containers and where its shapes serve as inspiration for his drawings and paintings.

Sørfjordmo is a part of the permanent collection of art works at Trondheim Kunstmuseum, and has exhibitied at Høstutstillingen at Kunstnernes Hus in 2018. He was awarded the Håkon Bleken Scolorship in 2018.