It Girl

Fredrik Vaerslev

 

The first title from Null & Void is “It Girl” by the Norwegian artist Fredrik Værslev (b.1979). “It Girl” is a celebration of Tærtitta, a dog who belonged to Fredrik and his mother and who passed away last year.

The book shares its form with the coloring book, and consists of repetitive drawings and reproductions of Terrazzo paintings. It is, like the exhibition it draws on, a catwalk in abstraction.

Fredrik Værslev’s work often consists of series of paintings with a collaborative quality, with another artist, person, nature or temperature.  He was born in 1979 in Moss, Norway. He studied at Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt and Malmö Art Academy, Sweden. He currently lives and works in Drøbak and Vestfossen. As well as being an internationally exhibited artist, he is Director and founder of Landings Project Space, Vestfossen, Norway. Solo shows include: Museo Marino Marini, Firenze, Italy and CAC – Passerelle, Brest, France, (2015): East Bound and Down, The Power Station, Dallas, TX; Luminar Cité, Lisbon, Portugal (2014). His work has been recently presented in group shows such as Lé Almanach -14, Lé Consortium, Dijon, France (2014); Flex-Sil Reloaded, Kunsthalle St.Gallen; Backa in i framtiden, Lunds Konsthall, Lund: Lies About Painting, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden (2013).

Graphic Design: Jonas Williamsson. Print: CA Andersson.

Released July 11th 2014 at Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö; Sweden


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