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In his film, sculpture, installation, photography, and wall paintings, Mattias Faldbakken uses traditional acts of vandalism and its materials—such as paint, markers, tape, and fire extinguisher foam—to generate aesthetic forms. In his well-known tape works, black tape is applied on canvas or directly onto walls, referencing both postmodern abstraction and graffiti culture, with letter-like shapes that recall tags. In his garbage bag series, he scrawls incoherent acronyms and drawings in black marker on dark plastic trash bags. Carefully framed and arranged on gallery walls, the bags suggest both Minimalist seriality and chaos.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Matias Faldbakken, Paintings 2007-2012Société
2016
Matias Faldbakken, Thingumbob Screens OverlapsGalerie Eva Presenhuber
2013
Matias Faldbakken: Sacks/TrunksSimon Lee Gallery
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Untitled (Car Trunk #5), 2013

Steel and mixed media
29 9/10 × 68 9/10 × 45 3/10 in
76 × 175 × 115 cm
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Hong Kong, London
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In his film, sculpture, installation, photography, and wall paintings, Mattias Faldbakken uses traditional acts of vandalism and its materials—such as paint, markers, tape, and fire extinguisher foam—to generate aesthetic forms. In his well-known tape works, black tape is applied on canvas or directly onto walls, referencing both postmodern abstraction and graffiti culture, with letter-like shapes that recall tags. In his garbage bag series, he scrawls incoherent acronyms and drawings in black marker on dark plastic trash bags. Carefully framed and arranged on gallery walls, the bags suggest both Minimalist seriality and chaos.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works from Simon Lee Gallery
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