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Format at Market Art Fair in Stockholm

Exhibition  /  17 May 2024  -  19 May 2024
Published: 09.05.2024
Marit Tingleff installation
. Photo by Thomas Tveter.
Marit Tingleff installation
Photo by Thomas Tveter

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Intro
Format Oslo Gallery will participate in Market Art Fair with a solo presentation by Marit Tingleff, one of Norway’s most celebrated contemporary ceramic artists.

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Marie Tingleff
Marit Tingleff's work is expressive, with strongly ornamental features and undulating, organic lines. Gravity has been allowed to determine the direction of the flowing movements of the engobe down the surface, as dishes and tiles are lifted during the application. Vertical lines in repetitive rhythms shows signs that the action has been impulsive, yet skilled. Her painterly application of colorful glazes reference nature, land and seascapes and despite a complex process of glazing and firing, she maintains an incredible sense of spontaneity, balancing areas of light and dark, pattern and empty space while playing with different ways of mark making.

Marit Tingleff (b. 1954) has exhibited widely, both in the Nordic countries and internationally. Her international breakthrough came when she participated in the exhibition Scandinavian Craft Today, which travelled to Japan and the USA in 1987 – 1988. Her work is included in a number of museums such as The National Museum in Norway, Design Museum Denmark and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She has been awarded several public commissions including work for the Norwegian Government Representation Buildings in Oslo, Norway.

The exhibition is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council.

Initiated in 2006 by galleries representing the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Market Art Fair has become a trusted meeting and market place in the heart of the Nordic art industry.

During the fair, selected galleries showcase an exclusive selection of the most interesting art on the Nordic scene, focusing on solo projects as well as carefully curated presentations.