MJFA is pleased to present MARIT GERALDINE BOSTAD: MADE IN NEW YORK. This exhibition feature new paintings created by the artist during her summer residency at the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation in Jersey City, New Jersey.
MJFA is pleased to present MARIT GERALDINE BOSTAD: MADE IN NEW YORK. This exhibition features new paintings created by the artist during her summer residency at the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Feeling the elation of a new-found freedom without schedules and demands along with the rich experience of meeting other like-minded artists, Norweigan based Bostad found new possibilities in the expression of her artwork. Departing from her usual palette of warm, Nordic colors, Bostad’s NY paintings feature an explosion of bold, vivid colors. Utilizing thick, animated brushstrokes of acrylic paint, the active surface of the canvases seems to joyfully dance and vibrate. Beyond the swaths of color, texture also plays a central role in this new body of work.
Bostad’s paintings are never planned. Working spontaneously, Bostad’s abstract paintings are influenced by memories and people, whose essence she intuitively attempts to preserve on the canvas. Often a vague semblance of a portrait emerges not to picture but to insinuate.
Marit Geraldine Bostad worked as an Art Director in Oslo, Norway for over 10 years before deciding, in 2010, to pursue painting full time. In 2015, Bostad opened her own gallery/studio called Geraldine, and has exhibited her work since 2011 in London, Oslo, and New York, receiving substantial recognition from curators as well as galleries and collectors throughout Europe. The artist currently works and lives in Horten, Norway.