Henrik Paulsen Berg
Henrik P. Berg
Born in Norway 1995
2017-2019 Traveled around Asia / Australia and made a living from graffiti gigs for bars / cafes / restaurants.
2019- After I came home to Norway, I have made and sold my own works of art, while I have also done other paid work such as designing record covers, bar signs and everything else that should be desirable.
Currently a student at the 2nd year of the Project School Art School.
INSPIRED BY asia, pushwagner, playstation 2, street art, cartoon network, jungle, city, asphalt, grass, francis bacon, ralph steadman, frank ocean, counter-culture, the occult, eastern philosophy, surrealism, expressionism, brutalism, hieronymus bosch, carl jung, the sea, indigenous people, the color pink, Hunter S Thompson, the body.
Melbourne RAW 2018 Golsa Gallery
Pauls Boutique 2019
Henrik Berg , Artist
This exhibition is a dark and colorful tribute to the human core. Our common interior; THE SKELETON. And who we all can be if the skin is taken from us. Not the inner we all babble about and interpret infinitely in the psychic, the spiritual and the spiritual. But the concrete unfiltered interior that no one can mistake. It is also about the fact that confusion can arise when you do not know who you are and make mistakes of yourself and others.
As The Door Being Opened
Xia Hua, Curator
After the such tough situation in 2020, the world is still under threat covid-19. Virus mutation and changes in pandemic strategies. But we eventually understand and learn how to get along with the virus, and will gradually begin exhaling in 2021. We are very pleased to hold this new solo exhibition for the young artist Henrik Berg. This is also our first exhibition in 2021.
It was early Summer in 2020 when Henry first arrived at the gallery. He pushed the wheelchair of a disabled person and asked if I could open the door for visiting. That was his job, and he told me that he is also an art student. This was a quiet special way to meet an young artist, and I was very happy that the door was opened for him that day.
We made an appointment to meet again so I could see some of his original works. Many of works were newly completed. He's a quiet and maybe a little cautious young man. He is not a person who uses many words to express himself. But his personal experience of traveling and creating over time, all his enthusiasm and thinking, and a certain dark humor, appears through his paintings. This is a possitiv strange contrast. In addition to the small skeletal frame that is a symbol, which he said it also represented himself. I addition he also used subconsciously (perhaps deliberately) saturated and light rose red, which is almost everywhere in his new works. This is also an interesting contrast.
I hope that you give this young painter and his art more attention. Welcome to visit the exhibition and collect his artwork. Thank you!
Explanation of words SKALLEBANK (retrieved from the Internet)
Headache. Head ache can feel like it's pounding your skull.
Initial findings in the National Library show that there were slang expressions in active use. The vol. 16 No. 1-25/26 1960 has a submitted example of "some very used phrases" (and explains them with a dictionary). Here we see, among other things, that it "all ended low panna. Mimrete and with lots of skull bank we krænka up without aftesection".
Skull bank may give particular associations to the day after, after a lot of alcohol. Such is the case at Ingvar Ambjørnsen (or maybe not) in White Niggers (1986, p. 85): "Tough roofs, I can only promise you that threatens to have something to do with skull bank and light nausea!"
As with the word headache and other words for aching head, skull bank can be used figuratively for a difficult case and about remorse. Klassekampen 11.5.1977 writes about: "a 'dance around the golden calf' mood that can turn to a hard-hitting skull bank on the day Veig and Dagali wear weasel." The veig and Dagali waterways were eventually protected, so no one was visited by carpenters in this case.
* ILLUSTRATION: ROBERT SEYMOUR, IN SHERIDAN: THE COMIC OFFERING, 1832