Damien & The Love Guru

Installation view
Just us (who are apart), with Melanie Kitti,
Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2024
Installation view
Just us (who are apart), with Melanie Kitti,
Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2024
Installation view
Just us (who are apart), with Melanie Kitti,
Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2024
Untitled
2024
Acrylic, newspaper, glue, sand, spray paint, artist frame
41.5 × 31.5 × 3 cm
Untitled
2024
Acrylic, newspaper, pigment, glue, artist frame
61 × 46 × 3 cm
Untitled
2024
Acrylic, sand, spray paint, newspaper, enamel, artist frame
61 × 46 × 3 cm
Installation view
zeit und gefühl
47 Canal, New York, 2024
Installation view
zeit und gefühl
47 Canal, New York, 2024
Installation view
zeit und gefühl
47 Canal, New York, 2024
Installation view
zeit und gefühl
47 Canal, New York, 2024
27th December
2023
Spray paint, acrylic, dye, enamel, pigment, gravel, and sand on linen
170 × 210 × 3 cm
Image courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal, New York
1st November
2023
Spray paint, acrylic, newspaper, pigment, and sand on linen
140 × 190 × 3 cm
Image courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal, New York.
18th November
2023
Oil, spray paint, acrylic, enamel, sand and newspaper on linen
150 × 190 × 3 cm
Image courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal, New York.
Installation view
Liste Art Fair, Basel, 2023
Installation view
Liste Art Fair, Basel, 2023
Installation view
Liste Art Fair, Basel, 2023
Installation view
Liste Art Fair, Basel, 2023
C.N.T.D.H
1998–2023
Oil, spray paint, pigments, acrylics, cloth, oak artist frame
140 × 170 cm
Untitled
1998–2023
Pigments, spray paint, acrylics, oil, paper, epoxy, oak artist frame
140 × 190 cm
Untitled
2023
Mixed media
45 × 38 cm
Untitled
2023
Mixed media
41 × 35 cm
Untitled
2023
Mixed media
44 × 37 cm
Untitled
2023
Mixed media
43 × 68 cm
Untitled
2023
Mixed media
77 × 73 cm
Untitled
2023
Mixed media
60 × 51 cm
Untitled
2023
Mixed media
51 × 37 cm
Installation view
Heimweh
Santolarosa/Centralbanken, Oslo, 2022
Documentation by Erik Mowinckel
Installation view
Heimweh
Santolarosa/Centralbanken, Oslo, 2022
Documentation by Erik Mowinckel
Installation view
Heimweh
Santolarosa/Centralbanken, Oslo, 2022
Documentation by Erik Mowinckel
Installation view
Schwarzarbeit
Hosted by Mother Culture, Come Over Chez Maliks, Hamburg, 2021
Installation view
Schwarzarbeit
Hosted by Mother Culture, Come Over Chez Maliks, Hamburg, 2021
Acc/Fre/Ber/Mxp
2016–2021
Diverse material on plastic bag
51.5 × 40 cm
Documentation by Andrea Rossetti
Dysorder Now
2021
Untitled
2021
Installation view
Man and Sea, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2020
Documentation by GRAYSC
Installation view
Man and Sea, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2020
Documentation by GRAYSC
Installation view
Man and Sea, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2020
Documentation by GRAYSC
Untitled
2020
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on linen
1510 × 135 cm
Documentation by GRAYSC
Selfie (dad)
2020
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on linen
221 × 150 cm
Documentation by GRAYSC
Installation view
Artissima Art Fair, Torino, 2019

Being an agent on the battleground of paintings’ history might be less dirty than his canvases, since hijacking in these deposits is a foundation of art. However his distinct mission is the disentanglement of appropriations for the disorientation of myths behind cultural and national identity, stabilised in the spirit of expressionism. His work is not adding difference to that story, it is stressing the ties between obedience and resistance.

Education

  • MA Fine Art, in the class of Michael Krebber, Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M., 2017
  • MA Fine Art, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, 2016 ​​

Solo & duo exhibitions

  • Just us (who are apart), with Melanie Kitti, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2024
  • zeit und gefühl, 47 Canal, New York, 2024
  • Gemaelde, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2023
  • KMS/ACC/FRA/TXL/CPH., presented by Bizarro, 27DAGE Art Hub Copenhagen, Copenhagen, 2022
  • Heimweh, Santolarosa/Centralbanken, Oslo, 2022
  • Schwarzarbeit, with Stella Sieber, hosted by Mother Culture, Come Over Chez Maliks, Hamburg, 2021
  • Man and Sea, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2020
  • Colleages, Sangt Hipolyt, Berlin, 2019
  • Keeping Up Appearances, with Bradley Davis, Neuer Essener Kunstverein, 2018
  • Time Delay, Bad Bentheim, Bentheim, 2017
  • Blackberry, Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt a.M., 2016
  • Mickael Marman, Johan, Frankfurt a.M., 2016
  • Layer, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmo, 2014

Selected group exhibitions

  • Having a party (hope you will be there), hosted by Damien & The Love Guru, Conceptual Fine Arts, Milan, 2021
  • Salon Solaire, Sun Works, Zurich, 2021
  • Living As, hosted by Sangt Hipolyt, Loggia, Munich, 2020
  • Untitled (But Loved), Bosse & Baum, London, 2020
  • Architecture Now, Cucina, Copenhagen, 2020
  • Techos y Ventana, Mexico City, 2019
  • Berlin Program for Artists, Beach Office, Berlin, 2019
  • Olje Og Begjaer, Qb Gallery, Oslo, 2019
  • The Way Things Go Pt 3, PS120, Berlin, 2018
  • Home Of The Brave, MMK, Frankfurt a.M., 2017
  • Die Walz 2.0, Frankfurt a.M., 2017
  • Rödiger Schöttle Galerie, Munich, 2017
  • Core Remission, Gr-und, Berlin, 2017
  • My Third Wish Has Always Been Three More Infinite Berlin, 2016
  • More Is More, Schloss Schöngrabern, Vienna, 2016
  • Hoefijzerschilderij, Real Positive, Cologne, 2016
  • Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, No Place, Oslo, 2016
  • Neolithic Graffiti, Qb Gallery, Oslo, 2016
  • The Human Mountain (Towards the light), Edvard Munch’s Studio, Oslo, 2015
  • Absolventen Ausstellung, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, 2014
  • One Needs A Certain Amount Of Trouble, Outpost, Amsterdam, 2013
  • --------------- Last Minute Group, Amsterdam, 2012
  • Notations, Msg4, Amsterdam, 2011
  • Word Perfect, Oslo, 2011
  • Slumdogs not Millionares, No Place, Oslo, 2011
  • Let The Luvin Take A Hold One Night Only, UKs, Oslo, 2011
  • S.N.I.M, Podium, Oslo, 2010
  • Oil on Wood, Dortmund Bodega, Oslo, 2010
  • Higher Than Hell, Galleri Knekt, Oslo, 2010
  • High And Luv, Galleri Tjuvholmen, Oslo, 2010

Art fairs

  • Art Basel, group presentation, invited by 47 Canal, 2024
  • Hotel Warszawa Art Fair, 2023
  • Liste Art Fair Basel, solo presentation, 2023
  • NADA Miami, invited by Damien & The Love Guru, Kammer/Rieck, Berlin, 2020
  • Artissima, with Anne Fellner, Torino, 2019

Grants and awards

  • Norwegian Artists Association, Working Grant, 2018
  • Bad Bentheim Ruisdael Stipend, 2017
  • Norwegian Cultural Department Diverse Grant for New Educated Artists, 2016
  • Norwegian Cultural Department Diverse Grant, 2014

Residencies

  • BPA (Berlin Program for Artists), 2018

Related activities

  • BBBERLIN at BPA (Berlin Program for Artists), 2022
  • Visitor From Another World, writing commission, Nordic Art Review, Oslo, 2021
  • Having a party (hope you will be there), publication launch, Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels, 2021
  • Having a party (hope you will be there), publication launch, Conceptual Fine Arts, Milan, 2021

Published work

  • Visitor From Another World, about Lee Scratch Perry, text by Mickael Marman, Kunstkritikk, 2021
  • Provence SS 2021: Scandal Issue, edited by Olamiju Fajemisin, Philip Pilekjær and Tobias Kaspar, published by Motto Distributions, Berlin, 2021
  • Home Of The Brave, published by MMK, Frankfurt a.M., 2017