STANDARD (OSLO) was established in April 2005.
Based in Oslo the gallery aims at promoting contemporary Norwegian artists in the international field, as well as introducing international artists to the Norwegian audience.
Anna Zacharoff (b. 1987, Stockholm) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She graduated in 2015 from the Städelschule - Staatliche Hochschule für Bildene Künste in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The paintings of Zacharoff have – to use a term from the late Mike Kelley – a 'foul perfection'. They are exaggerated to locate some sense of the essential, like the costume of the sign flipper that is clear when approaching from a distance and crude if viewed up close (waiting for the lights to turn green again). The vibrancy of the colour, the abrupt strokes of the brush, and the tense standstill of the composition, all seem to seek to express an energy that these creatures – now trapped onto the canvas – are capable of.
"Fish in the Park", 2018, oil and pigment on canvas, aluminium stretcher, 100 x 130 x 2,4 cm. Image credits STANDARD (OSLO) and Anna Zacharoff.
Danish-born and Berlin-based artist Nina Beier has held solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein in Hamburg; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Artists Institute, New York; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Swiss Institute, New York; and the Power Station, Shanghai.
She has been awarded the Prize of the Böttcherstraße, Arkens Rejse pris and recently her work was included in 13th Biennale de Lyon and the 20th Biennale of Sydney. She is represented by Metro Pictures, NY, Standard (Oslo), Croy Nielsen, Vienna.
"Plug", 2019, ceramic and cigar, 61 x 36 x 26 cm. Image credits STANDARD (OSLO) and Nina Beier.