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"Art is Easy"

In March 2014 TCG Nordica presented the exhibition Art is easy made by the Norwegian artists Anne Rolfsen and Hilmar Fredriksen. Art is easy consists of a variety of different objects, installations, video animation, paintings, performances, etc. that all have that in common that they deal with geometry and the fascination of mysticism.

About the artists

Anne Rolfsen was born in 1946, and studied at the art academy in Oslo. Anne Rolfsen has exhibited both separately and in group shows in Norway. In her works she mainly uses drawings on graphic squared paper and painting of ornaments, were she often uses the flower as a starting point, and create ornaments that are inspired by ideas from journeys to Japan and India. She creates patterns that all deals with her longing for beauty.

Hilmar Fredriksen was born in 1953 and studied at the art academy in Oslo and in Düsseldorf. Hilmar Fredriksen has represented Norway on several biennales and exhibited greatly in Norway and other countries.

He was a pioneer in Norway working with conceptual art and performance art in the 1970s. His works often deals with subjects concerning every day life and eastern religions, philosophy and mysticism, and with a playful approach. The combination of conceptualism and mysticism is something that has interested Hilmar Fredriksen during his whole career. One of his most famous art pieces is Communication piece from 1979, made by wood, iron and mirrored glass.

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