Magnus Berntz Eriksen

Artist Statement

The tragic sailor without a sea, who still has an ace up his sleeve.

Once upon a time I was a child chasing cheap thrills from hills and colorful toys. I might have grown out of those boots now but I refused to let go of the childish right to have a free and curious mind. So my outlawish behavior had to sink into a new drink, which became girls - especially their colorful fleshy “hills” and strangely behaved minds. So through my practice I am still trying to work out the unanswerable female code. I have become the lead singer for all the revengeful males, where their key has broken in the door way too many times.

“When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging” I kept digging. What did I find? I find hope and art is about creating hope in a hopeless situation.

Artwork

Exhibitions

Art Speaks fluent french in russian Galleri A Oslo, Norway

Step aside cowboy theirs a new sheriff in town Galleri Bølgen Larvik, Norway

Never mind the bagpipes group exhibition Wee red lounge Edinburgh, Scotland

Nose 3. Year group exhibition Edinburgh college of Art sculpture court Edinburgh, Scotland

Rapunzel group exhibition Edinburgh, Scotland

Grid Hanover 99 project group exhibition, Hanover 99 Edinburgh, Scotland

Electric Blanket 2. Year group exhibition Edinburgh college of Art sculpture court, Scotland

Hanover 99 project group exhibition, Hanover 99 Edinburgh, Scotland

Christmas exhibition group exhibition Galleri A, Oslo, Norway

Fantasy and fiction, solo show Larvik bibliotek, Norway

Solo show Galleri Fontenen Kjerringvik, Norway