STANDARD (OSLO)
PRESS RELEASE

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MATIAS FALDBAKKEN
BOBLE”
22.09.-21.10.2017 / Preview: Friday 22.09.2017 / 19.00-21.00

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Manet, Hanneman, Mieris, Chardin, Michaelina Woutiers, Hans Heyerdahl, Rembrandt, they all painted young boys or putti blowing bubbles with a pipe or a straw. The bubbles often mingled with faded flowers or rotten fruit, cracked pottery, symbols of fame, snails, bugs, symbols of wealth, smoke. Occasionally the boys held the bubble in a sea shell, remnants of a once living creature. Tipped over glasses replaced the bubble here and there. In Jacques de Gheyn the Elder’s Vanitas Still Life from 1603 — an early homo bulla painting — different objects were floating in the bubble, or were reflected, such as a wheel of torture, a leper's rattle, a broken glass, a flaming heart. Bubbles were considered entertainment in the 18th century, they were seen as spectacular, they still are, like everted eyeballs.

Matias Faldbakken





Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973, Hobro, Denmark) lives and works in Oslo. This is his sixth solo exhibition at the gallery. Current and recent solo exhibitions include “Effects of Good Government in the Pit”, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo; House of Gaga // Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles; Galerie Neu, Berlin; Le Mur, Paris; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; WIELS, Brussels; OCA Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo; Le Consortium, Dijon. Current and recent group exhibitions include “here / there / where”, FRAC Bourgogne, Burgundy; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju; Yinchuan Biennale,Yinchuan; “Seeable/ Sayable”, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; “Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner”, Centre Pompidou, Paris and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; “Naturally Obscure”, Centre d'Art Contemporain Passerelle, Brest; “Use/User/Used/”, Zabludowicz Collection, London; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel. Faldbakken's most recent novel “The Hills” was published by Forlaget Oktober in September 2017.

STANDARD (OSLO) is also proud to announce that Matias Faldbakken opened a solo exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley Museum September 21st, 2017 which is up until January 28th, 2018.

For further information, please visit our webpage: www.standardoslo.no or contact Eivind Furnesvik at eivind@standardoslo.no or +47 917 07 429 / +47 22 60 13 10. STANDARD (OSLO) is open Tuesday-Friday: 12.00-17.00 / Saturday: 12.00-16.00. Sunday and Monday: Closed.

Next exhibition projects:

Mathew Cerletty and Julia Rommel
03.11.-09.12.2017

Art Basel Miami Beach
07.12.-10.12.2017

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    Matias Faldbakken
    BOBLE
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    22.09.-21.10.2017
    SOMF/IV 2017-002/1
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    Matias Faldbakken
    BOBLE
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    22.09.-21.10.2017
    SOMF/IV 2017-002/2
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    Matias Faldbakken
    BOBLE
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    22.09.-21.10.2017
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Crayon, colored pencil, pencil, pencil on paper / Framed / 32.5 x 41 x 3 cm / 12.8 x 16.1 x 1.2"
    25 x 18 cm / 10 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-004
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    58 x 45 cm / 23 x 18"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-006
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored ink on paper
    30 x 21 cm / 12 x 8"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-005
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    _VK_6359
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and pastel on colored paper
    30 x 21 cm / 12 x 8"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-007
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Marker and colored pencil on paper / Framed / 46.5 x 34.5 x 3 cm / 18.3 x 13.6 x 1.2"
    29 x 42 cm / 11 x 17"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-008
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Pastel on cardboard / Framed / 33 x 73 x 3 cm / 13 x 28.7 x 1.2"
    58 x 19 cm / 23 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-009
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    _VK_6305
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    50 x 58 cm / 20 x 23"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-011
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    _VK_6355
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Blue ink on paper
    30 x 21 cm / 12 x 8"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-010
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    _VK_6310
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and pencil on paper
    51 x 36 cm / 20 x 14"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-014
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and pastel on colored paper / Framed / 69.5 x 54.5 x 3 cm / 27.4 x 21.5 x 1.2"
    50 x 65 cm / 20 x 26"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-012
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    _VK_6396
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and pastel on colored paper
    70 x 50 cm / 28 x 20"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-013
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    _VK_6312
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and pencil on paper
    51 x 36 cm / 20 x 14"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-015
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    _0000005
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and pencil on paper / Framed / 35.5 x 45.7 x 3 cm / 14 x 18 x 1.2"
    41 x 31 cm / 16 x 12"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-016
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    _0000080
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    40 x 40 cm / 16 x 16"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-017
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    _VK_6348
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Printing ink and ballpoint pencil on paper
    26 x 18 cm / 10 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-018
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    _VK_6337
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and ballpointpen on paper
    26 x 18 cm / 10 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-019
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    _VK_6301
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    58 x 45 cm / 23 x 18"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-020
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    _0000015
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil on paper / Framed / 58 x 39.7 x 3 cm / 22.8 x 15.6 x 1.2"
    35 x 54 cm / 14 x 21"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-021
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    _0000007
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper / Framed / 36.7 x 47.2 x 2 cm / 14.4 x 18.6 x 0.8"
    42 x 33 cm / 17 x 13"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-022
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    _0000008
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper / Framed / 33 x 41.7 x 2 cm / 13 x 16.4 x 0.8"
    37 x 28 cm / 15 x 11"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-023
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    _VK_6343
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Printing ink and ballpoint pencil on paper
    26 x 18 cm / 10 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-024
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    _0000016
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and marker on colored paper / Framed / 64.5 x 46.7 x 3 cm / 25.4 x 18.4 x 1.2"
    42 x 60 cm / 17 x 24"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-025
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    _VK_6303
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    50 x 58 cm / 20 x 23"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-026
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    _VK_6297
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    58 x 45 cm / 23 x 18"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-027
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    SOMF-IV_2017-002.4
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    Matias Faldbakken
    BOBLE
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    22.09.-21.10.2017
    SOMF/IV 2017-002/4
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    SOMF-IV_2017-002.5
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    Matias Faldbakken
    BOBLE
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    22.09.-21.10.2017
    SOMF/IV 2017-002/5
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    SOMF-IV_2017-002.6
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    Matias Faldbakken
    BOBLE
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    22.09.-21.10.2017
    SOMF/IV 2017-002/6
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper / Framed / 45.5 x 56.5 x 2 cm / 17.9 x 22.2 x 0.8"
    51 x 41 cm / 20 x 16"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-003
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    _VK_6350
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Color pencil on paper
    30 x 21 cm / 12 x 8"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-042
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    _VK_6364
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Marker and colored pencil on paper
    23 x 31 cm / 9 x 12"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-043
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    _VK_6347
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Ballpoint pencil and printing ink on paper
    26 x 18 cm / 10 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-045
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    _0000024
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and Indian ink on colored paper / Framed / 64.5 x 47 x 3 cm / 25.4 x 18.5 x 1.2"
    42 x 60 cm / 17 x 24"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-046
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    _0000023
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and marker on colored paper / Framed / 74.5 x 55 x 3 cm / 29.3 x 21.7 x 1.2"
    50 x 70 cm / 20 x 28"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-047
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    _0000029
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Marker on paper / Framed / 55.5 x 41 x 3 cm / 21.9 x 16.1 x 1.2"
    36 x 51 cm / 14 x 20"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-048
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    _0000030
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Pencil on paper / Framed / 35.5 x 46 x 3 cm / 14 x 18.1 x 1.2"
    41 x 31 cm / 16 x 12"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-049
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    _VK_6276
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    52 x 41 cm / 20 x 16"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-050
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    _VK_6263
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    42 x 32 cm / 17 x 13"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-051
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    _VK_6371
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Marker on paper
    30 x 42 cm / 12 x 17"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-052
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    _VK_6330
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Color pencil on paper
    26 x 18 cm / 10 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-053
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    _VK_6300
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    58 x 45 cm / 23 x 18"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-054
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    _0000031
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype / Framed / 50 x 61 x 2 cm / 19.7 x 24 x 0.8"
    56 x 45 cm / 22 x 18"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-055
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    _VK_6381
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Pastel on colored paper
    42 x 60 cm / 17 x 24"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-056
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    _VK_6389
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil ans pastel on colored paper
    50 x 65 cm / 20 x 26"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-057
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    _0000026
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype / Framed / 37 x 47.5 x 2 cm / 14.6 x 18.7 x 0.8"
    42 x 32 cm / 17 x 13"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-044
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    _VK_6319
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil on paper
    54 x 42 cm / 21 x 17"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-058
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    _VK_6296
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype
    58 x 45 cm / 23 x 18"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-059
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    _0000028
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype / Framed / 63 x 55.5 x 2 cm / 24.8 x 21.9 x 0.8"
    50 x 58 cm / 20 x 23"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-060
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    _0000027
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype / Framed / 63 x 55.5 x 2 cm / 24.8 x 21.9 x 0.8"
    50 x 58 cm / 20 x 23"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-061
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    _0000084
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Ballpoint pencil on paper / Framed / 32.5 x 41 x 3 cm / 12.8 x 16.1 x 1.2"
    26 x 18 cm / 10 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-062
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    _VK_6274
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype
    52 x 41 cm / 20 x 16"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-063
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    SOMF-IV_2017-002.7
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    Matias Faldbakken
    BOBLE
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    22.09.-21.10.2017
    SOMF/IV 2017-002/7
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    SOMF-IV_2017-002.8
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    Matias Faldbakken
    BOBLE
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    22.09.-21.10.2017
    SOMF/IV 2017-002/8
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    SOMF-IV_2017-002.9
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    Matias Faldbakken
    BOBLE
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    22.09.-21.10.2017
    SOMF/IV 2017-002/9
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    _0000018
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype / Framed / 37 x 47 x 2.5 cm / 14.6 x 18.5 x 1"
    42 x 32 cm / 17 x 13"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-028
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    _VK_6344
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Pencil on paper
    26 x 18 cm / 10 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-029
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    _0000078
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    46 x 44 cm / 18 x 17"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-030
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    _VK_6286
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    46 x 44 cm / 18 x 17"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-031
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    _0000019
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Indian ink and colored ink on paper / Framed / 35.5 x 45 x 3 cm / 14 x 17.7 x 1.2"
    30 x 21 cm / 12 x 8"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-032
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    _VK_6332
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Indian ink on paper
    26 x 18 cm / 10 x 7"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-033
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    _VK_6315
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Indian ink on paper
    51 x 36 cm / 20 x 14"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-034
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    _VK_6362
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Colored pencil and pastel on colored paper
    23 x 31 cm / 9 x 12"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-035
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    _0000020
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper / Framed / 48.5 x 51 x 2.5 cm / 19.1 x 20.1 x 1"
    46 x 44 cm / 18 x 17"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-036
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    _0000021
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper / Framed / 48.5 x 50.5 x 2.5 cm / 19.1 x 19.9 x 1"
    46 x 44 cm / 18 x 17"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-037
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    _VK_6284
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble Monotype
    2017
    Monotype on paper
    46 x 44 cm / 18 x 17"
    Unique / SOMF/PR 2017-038
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    _VK_6365
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Graphite and colored pencil on paper
    23 x 31 cm / 9 x 12"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-039
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    _VK_6314
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Pencil on paper
    36 x 51 cm / 14 x 20"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-040
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    _0000022
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    Matias Faldbakken
    Boble
    2017
    Graphite and ink on paper / Framed / 44 x 57.5 x 3 cm / 17.3 x 22.6 x 1.2"
    41 x 30 cm / 16 x 12"
    Unique / SOMF/D 2017-041
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