Untitled (Sack #8)

About Matias Faldbakken

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.

Norwegian, b. 1973, Hobro, Denmark, based in Oslo, Norway

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Matias Faldbakken, CAPRI, Düsseldorf
2015
Art Basel, Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona
2014
Elective Affinities, Simon Lee Gallery, London
2013
Matias Faldbakken: Sacks/Trunks, Simon Lee Gallery, London
2012
Maintenance, Simon Lee Gallery