Gerhardsen Gerner gallery is today located at Tjuvholmen, Oslo.
Founded in Oslo in 1995, it was located in Berlin for 20 years, but is now solely located in Oslo. It’s run by its owners Atle Gerhardsen and Nicolai Gerner-Mathisen.
The gallery focusses on long-term representation of emerging and established contemporary from all over the world, presenting painting, sculpture, photography and video.
Julian Opie (b. 1958) is one of Britain’s most influential living artists. Since graduating art school in the early 1980s and bursting onto a pre-Young British Artists art scene in London, Opie’s work has influenced the wider field of popular culture – instantly recognisable by his bold, pared back, signature style of depiction.
People are a key focus throughout Opie’s most recent works feature walking figures drawn straight from the streets of Melbourne, New York and Boston. His minimal approach is rendered in painting, sculpture and film, recalling the endless human motion captured in Roman and Egyptian friezes, as well as in the famous photographic sequences by Eadweard Muybridge.
'Walking in New York. 1.', 2019, acrylic on paint on stone, 110 x 125.5 cm. Image courtesy of Julian Opie and Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo.
Sigve Knutson is a 2016 graduate from Design Academy Eindhoven. His practice is motivated by a fascination for the intuitive and raw rather than the planned and plain. As a result Knutson’s work consists of a vide variety of materialities and displays a gradient of functionality.
Knutson was born and grew up in Lillesand, Norway in 1991, and currently lives and works in Oslo.
Kleber Collection. Image credits Gerhardsen Gerner and Sigve Knutson.