Bjarne Melgaard

Author: Bjarne Melgaard

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  • : $310.00(AUD)
  • : 9780847846450
  • : Rizzoli International Publications
  • : Skira Rizzoli
  • : October 2015
  • : 310.0
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  • : books

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  • : 544
  • : Bjarne Melgaard
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  • : Hardback
Barcode 9780847846450


Australian-born Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard started his career in the mid-1990s with neo- expressionistic painting, sculpture, and installation. Organized chaos is one of his main principles in composition and content. His intense way of attacking the canvas paired with a total control of the line where the brush strokes and splashes of paint meet form a base for an explicit narrative. Covering the entirety of Melgaard s career, this book documents the artist s way of capturing the tension of the creative moment, which makes his stylistic role models Edward Munch and Emil Nolde ever present. The variety of dazzling layers in different techniques gives the work a painterly quality that sweeps the viewer into a myriad of colors, forms, and expressions. Liberatory, playful, and unstoppable, Melgaard s art provides an insight into subcultures that exist along- side the world of normality, and often investigates and pushes the boundaries of societal acceptance. Bjarne Melgaard exquisitely showcases an artist whose variety and complexity of work have been praised worldwide.