Håvard Homstvedt, ‘Striped Top, Striped Hair’, 2015, Inman Gallery

About Håvard Homstvedt

Though representational, Håvard Homstvedt’s paintings and sculptures draw particular attention to texture and surface through the use of textile-inspired patterns. “I like textures and the feel of handicrafts—the imprint, or weave, if you can put it this way,” he has said. “Often a kind of textile texture is present.” From Homstvedt’s patterns, illusionistic yet ambiguous spaces and scenes emerge. In Wall (2006), a strange creature moves through a universe of stripes; in Tarp (2005), figures composed from various patterns—lace, crinkly gold, muted stripes—struggle under the weight of a coffin.

Norwegian, b. 1976, based in New York & Paris