STANDARD (OSLO) was established in April 2005. Based in Oslo, the gallery aims at promoting contemporary Scandinavian artists in the international field, as well as introducing international artists to the Scandinavian audience.

For Market 2019 STANDARD (OSLO) will make a two-artists presentation of works by Torbjørn Rødland and Matias Faldbakken. Being based in Los Angeles and Oslo, they are at some distance geographically but united generationally and by common ground dating back to 1994 at the project room of the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

Torbjørn Rødland

Having pictorial elements stand out, the photographs of Torbjørn Rødland tend to force the people inhabiting them out of their comfort zone, as well as forcing objects that do not belong together into an awkward meeting; colourful butterflies on top of rotting bananas, ear rings dipped in melted chocolate, hair left on top of cut open oranges. As stated with his recent exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, showing at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm this spring: “The pictures resist a quick reading, and hold the viewer fast in a visual search which gradually uncovers new layers of both distaste and and delight.”

Butterflies | 2007 | Chromogenic print on Fuji Crystal archive paper

Matias Faldbakken

“(Sentence cut out). The Eskimos have two hundred ways to say snow. I have three million ways to say no. (Setence cut out). This is a contribution gone wrong. (Sentence cut out). This is refusing a contribution in the making. Here: a rejection for you. This is an offer so weak it must be considered a theft. This is a ‘mhm’ so pathetic that it counts as a no. This is a no in the bathrobe of a yes.”

– Matias Faldbakken

Fuel Sculpture #1 | 2014 | Jerry cans, plastic jugs, plastic funnels and concrete

Galleri Andersson/Sandström Stockholm/Umeå | Andréhn-Schiptjenko Stockholm | Galerie Anhava Helsinki | Anna Bohman Gallery Stockholm | Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie Basel | Avlskarl Copenhagen | Galleri Bo Bjerggaard Copenhagen | Bohman-Knäpper Stockholm | Cecilia Hillström Gallery Stockholm | Charlotte Fogh Gallery Aarhus | Christian Larsen Stockholm | Galleri Flach Stockholm | Galerie Forsblom Helsinki/Stockholm | Gerhardsen Gerner Berlin/Oslo | Gether Contemporary Copenhagen | Gió Marconi  Milan | Galleri Haaken Oslo | Hans Alf Gallery Copenhagen | Helsinki Contemporary Helsinki | Hverfisgallerí Reykjavik | i8 Gallery Reykjavik | KANT Copenhagen | Knight Webb Gallery London | LOYAL Stockholm | Galleri Magnus Karlsson Stockholm | Martin Asbæk Gallery Copenhagen | Nils Stærk Copenhagen | Galerie Nordenhake Berlin/Stockholm | Galleri Riis Oslo | Galleri Susanne Ottesen Copenhagen | STANDARD (OSLO) Oslo | Gallery Steinsland Berliner Stockholm | Stene Projects Stockholm | V1 Gallery Copenhagen | Wetterling Gallery Stockholm

Anders Knutsson | Aurora Passero | Bjarne Melgaard | Bjørn Nørgaard | Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen | Clare Woods | David Molander | Eva Koch | Fredrik Værslev | Gavin Turk | Gert & Uwe Tobias | Gregor Hildebrandt | Gustaf Nordenskiöld | Hanna Isaksson | Hannaleena Heiska | Janne Räisänen | Jenny Carlsson | Jim Thorell | Jonathan Meese | Larry Bell | Lars Christensen | Louis Reith | Ludvig Helin | Malin Gabriella Nordin | Margrét H. Blöndal | Matias Faldbakken | Mason Saltarrelli | Michael Sailstorfer Mie Olise Kjærgaard | Nadja Bournonville | Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg | Ólafur Elíasson | Olof Inger | Per Kirkeby | Richard Johansson | Robin Seir | Ruth Campau | Samson Kambalu | Sergej Jensen | Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson | Silja Rantanen | Stein Rønning | Tina Maria Nielsen | Torbjørn Rødland | Torbjørn Rødland | Wes Lang | Ylva Ceder | Yngvild Saeter

Collect works at Artsy