Knut Ivar Aaser


Studio, © Galya Feierman

Knut Ivar Aaser (born 1986, Oslo) received his education from National Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Kungliga Konsthögskolan Stockholm, and Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. His practice circulates around a set of ideas, which are materialized through techniques such as drawing, jacquard knitting, printmaking and sculpture.

His work pays attention to topics that explore the distinction between decor and decay, the sociological notion of “taste” and observations of mundane life. These observations are involved in his artistic practice in which he explores how sensible qualities of different materials are conveyed while applying small gestures and symbols to propose a shift within aesthetic hierarchies.

His works have been exhibited at various artist-run spaces and galleries both nationally and abroad. Including exhibitions at Santolarosa (Oslo), Felix Gaudlitz (Vienna), VI,VII (Oslo), Caravan (Oslo), Landings Project Space (Vestfossen), Independent Regence (Brussels), Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles), Tbilisi Center of Contemporary Art, (Georgia) and Kunsthall Stavanger, (Stavanger).

01.12.2022 – 15.11.2023