Matias Faldbakken (born 1973, Hobro, Denmark) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. While trained as an artist from The Bergen Art Academy, Bergen, and Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Faldbakken is equally known for his writing. He has published six novels, of which the most recent – "Stakkar" (Oktober Forlag) – will be published during Autumn 2022.


"There is an imaginative dissent at the core of these sculptures and Faldbakken's overall project; whether the reservoir of shapes he is making use of are derived from a vernacular of abstraction or not, is secondary to a primary attitude seeking to force whatever imagery into abstraction. The images stacked on top of each other, cancelling each other out, other times opening up and at the same folding in (disturbing more than aiding our understanding of these objects), allowing the sculpture to unfold in space only to flatten again."


Text from Torsten Andersson / Matias Faldbakken: "Stupstock", STANDARD (OSLO), May, 2021