August 1 - September 20
Atle Østrem is an artist from Stavanger, Norway. He has been painting graffiti since the mid 90s, and creating artwork on canvas since 2000.
Atle is fascinated by the contrast between ugliness and beauty, he likes to explore and work in the “beauglyful” zone that takes place when the two combine.
Atle’s strong iconic existential characters are at once playful and dark, childlike and thought provoking, they inhabit an interior world and capture those often fleeting elements of daily life and emotion, that once we shine a spotlight on them, have the power to show us what it means to be human.
Atle Østrem does not consider himself a street artist, nor a fine artist, but something in between. Something beauglyful