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Atle Østrem

Atle Østrem is a 33-year-old artist from Stavanger, Norway. He has been painting graffiti since the mid 90s, and creating artwork on canvas since 2000. Fascinated by the contrast between ugliness and beauty, he explores the “beauglyful” zone that takes place when the two combine. His strong iconic existential characters are at once playful and 

dark, childlike and thoughtfully provocative. They inhabit an interior world and capture those 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. Østrem does not consider himself a street artist, nor a fine artist, but something in between. Something beauglyful.

 

 

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Exhibitions, Solo
2015 – Suprimitive, Exhibit No. 9, Asbury Park, NJ, USA
2014 – Home Free, Galleri Koll, Stavanger, Norway
2014 – Patterns, Kunstplass 5, Oslo, Norway
2014 – The Truth With A Twist, Exhibit No. 9, Asbury Park, NJ, USA
2013 – Everything must go , Galleri Koll, Stavanger, Norway
2012 – Chasing Rainbows , Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
2011 – Nothing`s changed, everything`s the same, still painting them same old faces, Galleri Koll, Norway
2009 – Beauglyful, Nice/Nice gallery – Hannover, Germany
2007 – A, Vestlandsgalleriet Galleri Koll – Stavanger, Norway
2006 – Pretty ugly, Sting – Stavanger, Norway
2004 – Hip hOpera – Tou Scene, Stavanger Norway

 

Selected group shows
2014 – Street Art, Bærum Kunstforening, Sandvika, Norway
2014 – Upcycle, Galleri Sult, Stavanger, Norway
2013 – A - Laget: UTVALG JULEN, Galleri A/A Minor, Oslo, Norway
2013 – Lo & Behold, KINOKINO, Sandnes , Norway
2013 – Welcome to reality, Reed Projects, Stavanger Norway
2013 – Inngang 2013 :Åpen dør, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger Norway
2012 – NMNP project space, Stavanger Norway
2012 – Kerrs Pink, Bryne Kunstforening, Bryne , Norway
2012 – Streetart@artgate, Artgate, Oslo, Norway2012 – Komafest, Vardø Norway
2011 – Showtime, Museum Beatlemania, Hamburg, Germany
2011 – Xplosif , Tou scene – Stavanger, Norway
2011 – Collaborism – Kunst på vandring, produced by Akershus Kunstsenter, Nes kulturhus, Årnes, Norway
2011 – Collaborism – Kunst på vandring, produced by Akershus Kunstsenter, Kolben kulturhus, Kolbotn, Norway
2010 – Vinter X, Gallery Forrest, Bergen, Norway
2010 – Showtime, Parzelle403, – Basel, Switzerland2010 – Lowlife, Stavanger Kunstforening – Stavanger, Norway
2009 – Threesome, Nice/Nice gallery – Hannover, Germany
2009 – Skateistan fundraiser, Steen og Strøm, Oslo, Norway
2008 – Nuart , Tou Scene, Ølhallene, Stavanger, Norway
2006 – Lindøyfestivalen – Stavanger, Norway
2005 – Starbage, Akvariet Folken, Stavanger, Norway.
2004 – Hip hOpera – Tou Scene, Stavanger Norway
2004 – Apart, Galleri Kabinettet, Stavanger, Norway
2004 – Prosjekt OUT /Unge urbane uttrykk, Stavanger, Norway

Art Placement
2013 – BP, 2020 Park Forus
2013 – University of Stavanger
2012 – University of Stavanger
2010 – Vaulen skole
2009 – Tou Scene2009 – Stavanger Fengsel
2008 – Hitec Industries
2005 – Tou Scene

Other
2008 – present – Half of the collaboration project “nice surprise” with Pøbel.
2004 – present – Curator/producer for the art part of Xplosif hip hop festivals annual art show.