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Matias Faldbakken, ‘Untitled (Garbage Bag Grey #6)’, Christie's
Matias Faldbakken, ‘Untitled (Garbage Bag Grey #6)’, Christie's
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Untitled (Garbage Bag Grey #6)

Marker on plastic
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Christie's
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Signed 'Matias F' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)
Matias Faldbakken
Norwegian, b. 1973
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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.

Matias Faldbakken, ‘Untitled (Garbage Bag Grey #6)’, Christie's
Matias Faldbakken, ‘Untitled (Garbage Bag Grey #6)’, Christie's
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About the work
Provenance
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Christie's
Signature
Signed 'Matias F' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)
Matias Faldbakken
Norwegian, b. 1973
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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.

Untitled (Garbage Bag Grey #6)

Marker on plastic