Gunvor Nervold Antonsen
Gunvor Nervold Antonsen lives and works in Rollag and Oslo, Norway. The 42-year-old artist weaves together fabric, clay, plaster, wood, paint, pencil, and found objects into sprawling installations that swallow the viewer whole. The artwork spills out from its container (even when viewed from a computer screen), as if it were plucked straight from the artist's hands and inserted directly into the viewer's imagination—where it lives on and on.
In a recent interview, Guvnor stated that she did not think much about art until she was in art school. While she was surrounded by creative humans in her youth, she was not surrounded by artists. Her work now exhibits a sharp understanding of its place within the lineage of art history's web. The immersive, unflinching work demands the viewer's attention and creates a visceral experience, no matter who they may be and no matter how many art history classes they may have snuck into their college coursework.
As you experience Guvnor's work, watch out for the stories that play behind her lines, materials, and arrangements. There is a sharp feminism lurking behind the draped textiles and bold choices. Guvnor Nervold Antonsen, we adore you.
The following collages of Guvnor's installations are pulled directly from her extraordinary portfolio website. We urge you to go there and continue exploring once you scroll to the end the post.
Repetitions of a Quiet Room
Fabric montage, oil, charcoal, clay,
paper, wood, metal and plaster
Installed size variable,
approx. 850 x 580 x 500cm
Work in progress
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