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Hamar / Norway / May 26th 2018:
Hamar Sagbladfabrikk will host Per Fronth exhibition 2018 "Architecture of Evolution", a summer exhibition including the very first presentation in  a new series of works , Monochromes.  
In this series Fronth confronts the very essence, or beginning, of his adventure into the universe of his relationship with photography as an art form.  The series, focusing on  photography´s main component ,the source of light, draws Fronth back to the early days of his encounter with the medium.  These first works, landscape renderings from the valley Setesdal are all made in monochrome colours , much like his first photographs made in a makeshift darkroom in the basement of his home at age 14. 
The exhibition opens on May 26th and runs through Aug 26th 2018.

eCatalogue: Per Fronth / Architecture of Evolution / Hamar Sagbladfabrikk / 2018

  Monochrome / Reservoir / Fountain ( Setesdal)  Mixed Media / Oil on Canvas 60 x 40  cm / 24 x 16 in Courtesy: Hamar Sagbladsfabrikk

Monochrome / Reservoir / Fountain ( Setesdal)
Mixed Media / Oil on Canvas
60 x 40  cm / 24 x 16 in
Courtesy: Hamar Sagbladsfabrikk


Miami / Dec 5th 2017:   
Per Fronth New York gallerist Dillon + Lee exhibits Per Fronth new tapestry Gravity ( Joy) Bubbles / A Man in Full / Trampoline, 212 x 250 cm, at Art Miami 2017.
This is the third time Fronth is part of the world largest art fair through his gallerist  in New York.

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Oslo / Nov 10 2017:   
Per Fronth new large work Harmony ( Shadow in the Boy) archipelago moves from exhibition to new home SAS Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, KRS, Norway.

  HARMONY ( SHADOW IN THE BOY) ARCHIPELAGO  MIXED MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS 270 X 200 CM / 106 X 78 IN COLLECTION OF GLASTAD HOLDING AS / CALEDONIEN  

HARMONY ( SHADOW IN THE BOY) ARCHIPELAGO
MIXED MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS
270 X 200 CM / 106 X 78 IN
COLLECTION OF GLASTAD HOLDING AS / CALEDONIEN
 

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Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel & Glastad Holding AS acquires large new work of Per Fronth for the complete renovation of the hotel scheduled for reopening in June 2018.  
The artwork was part of Fronths successful exhibition Inner Rooms at Galleri Fineart / Tjuvholmen / Oslo November 2017.  
The motif is based on Fronths childhood experiences and the imagery was collected at a popular and  beloved seaside beach, Bertes, close to his birthplace.
The Radisson Blu Caledonian Hotel is an institution for guests visiting the capital of southern Norway, Kristiansand.  Hotel received first guests in 1969.


Installation view:
Per Fronth / Inner Rooms / Galleri Fineart / Tjuvholmen / Oslo / November 2017

On November 2nd 2017 Per Fronth opened his second solo exhibition Inner Rooms at Galleri Fineart in Oslo since his last successful show Replika in 2014.  The new body of works consisted of new tapestry, Interior / Isolation, as well as paintings, lithographs and new silkscreens.

eCatalogue: Inner Rooms
Video:  Inner Rooms / Installation  ( by Visual Days) 
Video:  Inner Rooms / Vernissage Nov 2 2017

 Video still by Tore Berntsen / Visual Days

Video still by Tore Berntsen / Visual Days


Magasinet Kunst /  Edition 3 / 2017:  
Interview with Per Fronth from his new atelier NO 10 about Inner Rooms exhibition at Galleri Fineart / Tjuvholmen.

Magazine features large interview with Per Fronth from his new ateliér, NO 10.  Fronth explains the process behind the new works in his latest exhibition Inner Rooms at Galleri Fineart / Tjuvholmen.


  Reservoir / Red Birch ( Setesdal)  Polymer / Etching print 200 x 80 cm / 78 x 31 in Edition of 40 Atelier Ole Larsen / Helsingborg Collection of Norges Bank / Central Bank of Norway

Reservoir / Red Birch ( Setesdal)
Polymer / Etching print
200 x 80 cm / 78 x 31 in
Edition of 40
Atelier Ole Larsen / Helsingborg
Collection of Norges Bank / Central Bank of Norway

Oslo / Oct 2015:  Norwegian Central Bank acquires Per Fronth work Reservoir / Red Birch for contemporary art collection
From Per Fronths exhibition Blue Venia at Galleri Kunstverket in Oslo, Norges Bank / Norwegian Central Bank put into their contemporary art collection Fronths latests print Reservoir / Red Birch.   The oversize print, a polymer etching print, was made at Atelier Larsen in Helsingborg.
Master printer Ole Larsen and his team produced the 200 cm large print in four colors with Per Fronth at a work session in Aug 2015.

Reservoir / Red Birch ( Setesdal) is part of Fronths environmental series;  his focus on Nature as a pristine and delicate refuge for the modern society.  The work makes a deliberate reference to I.C. Dahls famous painting Birk i Storm (1849),  Birch in Storm,  made during  the romantic and nationalistic period in European art history.  Fronth reference is but another tree - the diehard mountain birch surviving everything a winter might deliver of challenges.


Oslo / Norway / Oct 8th 2015 / Galleri Kunstverket: BLUE VENIA
Per Fronth open new graphic works only exhibition Blue Venia at Kunstverket Galleri in Oslo on Thursday Oct 8th.
This is Fronthś first exhibition presenting only works on paper in graphic techniques, drypoint, etching, polymer and lithos. 
Produced in sessions this fall at Atelje Ole Larsen, Helsingborg and in Paris, France, at Idem Paris the works represents a revisit to the exploration of graphic mediums he enjoyed and challenges in New York.

Per Fronth started his career as an artist in New York in the early 90s. He studied printing at the now famous PrintMaking Workshopcreated by masterprinter Bob Blackburn, who also received the MacArthur Fellowship. At PMW Fronth met printer Esteban Chaves, a Yale University Alumni who became his first teacher in photoetchings and the possibilites of the print medium. Later Fronth went on to work with printer Nathan Kanofsky of Arak Kanofsky Studios in New Jersey who produced the series Xingu Chronicles , which became Fronthś breaktrough as an artist, presented at Dillon Gallery in New York in 1998, both controversial and hugely successfull.
The exhibition Blue Venia follows three separate narratives intutively related to Nature and Human Nature.

 


Norway / Nov 2014:  Per Fronth on cover of KUNST - Scandinavias largest art magazine
The magazine KUNST features a major focus  on the art of Per Fronth in the NOV / DEC 2014 issue.  The 15 page article coincides with Fronths
exhibit REPLIKA at Galleri Fineart / Tjuvholmen.
PDF : Click image for full article


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