Audun is a Norwegian born artist, currently living and working in New York.
He holds an MFA degree from School of Visual Arts in New York City where he graduated in 2017. Following graduation, he has had two artist-in-residence programs at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. He is represented by galleries in both United States and Norway and has had his work shown in international art fairs and solo shows.
His current body of work plays with elements of fashion design — ornate garments, lush spaces, bold colors — to create abstract arrangements that explore issues of feeling trapped inside the facades we construct around our identities. The paintings hint at narratives about the human condition, where the opposites hope and regret are central themes. Through vivid colors he creates textiles of silk, drifting in an abstract landscape.
Audun Grimstad works with a figurative gallery, where the suggestion of a narrative is hidden in the folds of his silk costumes. His motives plays with the distinction between the abstract and the figurative, between boldness and suggestions. Like a scenographer, Grimstad is working with the different acts of a theatrical play, where the audience has to play out the narrative themselves.
Next exhibition Galleri Ramfjord October 29 – November 13, 2022