Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 cm
About Marit Geraldine Bostad:
Marit Geraldine is originally an Art Director, with 10 years of visual projects within film, illustration and consept building in Oslo. Besides the commercial work she has always been painting - taking part in small scale art projects. In 2010 she left the art direction field for good. A change she has never regretted. ”To work with my hands and feel the materials is essential to me. I got lost in my computer, the real world became distant, cold. I simply had to get rid of all the filters and short commands, and so I did”.
I mostly paint with acrylic paint on canvas. Sometimes I reinforce a color or an expression with oil paint at the end of the process. I only use the best canvas which contains 11 % synthetic material in the mix.. This makes the canvas very solid and long lasting, not to mention great to work with.
The paint I use is only the very best and has long-lasting, eco-friendly qualities. The colors stay the same year after year with great resistance against both light and erosion. These materials keeps the artwork at its best, regardless of time.
I love my acrylic paint called Neptun, Artist Acrylics. It allows me to be spontaneous. I have painted with oil, but to continue a new layer you have to pause. I loose the nerve and the real presence, returning to the piece hours and days later. The time acrylic paint takes to dry (which is not so long) I actively use in my painting process. Sometimes "I mess up» my «perfect» motive when it is almost dry. Other times I want a sober touch and add water in the mix. The acrylic has so many great sides, and a lot of times people ask if I paint with oil. Just because I can make it look oily, thick and classic.
Materials have a great impact in the process of making an artwork. It allows you to reach beyond imagination. Surprise yourself, every time. Push you further and develop your own artistic identity.
Soloshow, Traktern Oct 2011
«Come Closer» Soloshow, Traktern Oct 2014
Part of the regular exhibition at Pikìlia Galleri og håndverk, April - Des 2014
«Gatelangs» Pop-up exhibition downtown in Hortens Storgate, June 2015
Pop-up exhibition in The historical worker buildings (Brakkene) Sept/Okt 2015
«Note to self» soloshow in Geraldine Gallery Nov/Des 2015
The Other Art Fair London, April 2016.
Embellishment of Balderklinikken, Oslo June 2016
Art festival / Galleri Tingshus, August 2016
The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, London, October 2016.
Lions Group Show / Tønsberg – Slottsfjellet / Nov 2016.
The Edinburgh Art Fair, represented by Gaudi Gallery / Nov 2016.