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Marlen E. Flatsetø






"The need I have to create is grounded in everything I do. I think in visuals and get inspired by anything. I get deeply provoked by societal limitations, boxes, unfairness and inhumanity. Art has no two lined answer - it is very subjective. What defines art is only through the diverse eyes of the viewer. YOU make the story of a painting based on your references, your experiences, values and attitudes. I love the fact that every painting holds so many different meanings and stories. Every piece I make holds some of my personal feelings or view on the world, but I want you to connect with it in your own way"



 B I O 

Marlen E. Flatsetø (1986) is an autodidact contemporary artist, based in Norway selling internationally. Her medium is acrylic, often a brush-stroked motif in combination with her signature colourful pour paint with metallic pigments on dark backdrops, that stands out and makes the motifs pop. The artist displays a varied range of motifs, from plain abstracts to sensual bodies, animals, portraits, ballerinas and skylines. Marlen is devoted to contributing to a better world through her art, and often connects fundraising for various causes to her projects.




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 Photo: Max Igland 


Autodidact contemporary artist



2005-2009,   Bachelor degree - Event Management

International College Of Management, Sydney  

Exhibitions and experience

2021 Feb 19-28,   "Love my body" exhibition

 M.A.D.S Milano gallery in Milano, with the trio «Kylie»


2021 July 10,   «Lake Ohrid Muses - travel to Manhattan»

 Live Soaré with composer Margin Alexander in New York

 Pieces: Ballerina, Lake Ohrid and Manhattan Skydancers


 2021 August 14-15,   Solo vernissage at Aker Brygge, Oslo

 25 Original pieces were exhibited

2022 July 1-31,   Solo Pop-up exhibition, Galleriet Oslo

 Restaurant/ gallery in Grünerløkka

19 pieces exhibited

2022 August 31,   "Art and soul", The Thief Hotel Oslo

Livepainting to the tunes of Vaarin and Sandmo

The painting will be auctioned with the event in 2023

2022 September, Directive Female Artists Oslo

Title: Director of Communications and Special Events 

2022 October 7-16,   "Wunderkammer" Exhibition with Pride Art,

Design og arkitektur Norge 


2022 October 14,   "Queer Art Gala" with PrideArt in Jacobs kulturkirke

Auction: "Pink Passion - The sky is the limit" original was auctioned to raise funds for safe cultural meeting arenas for queer youth

2022 October 17-31, Exhibition of two pieces at Via Showcase, Vika Oslo

2022 November 1- 2023 February 28th Co-running studio co-working space and Gallery at Via Showcase, Vika Oslo

2022 November 19th - Grand opening black tie 

Via Showcase by Paguro, Vika Oslo

2022 November 11 - Hosting member Soiree for members of Female Artists Oslo

2022 November 25th - December 8th  "Woman - Life - Freedom"

Iranian exhibition at Via Showcase, Vika

2023 January 14-28 SEEN art exhibition at Via Showcase, Vika Oslo

2023 January 27th Charity art auction, Guest of honor Christian Ringnes

Via Showcase, Vika Oslo

2023 February 25th Art & Glam party and expo, Via Showcase Vika Oslo

Live-painted and exhibited 

2023 April 27th Art & Glam party and expo, Strand Restaurant Bærum

Live-painted and exhibited

2023 June 22nd, "I see RED" Solo exhibition, Radisson Red Økern Oslo

2023 June 29 & 30 Oslo Pride Club, Høymagasinet Oslo


2023 August 31st Teambuilding event DNV, Holmen Fjordhotell 
Live-painting and team-building group assignment coaching



2021 Feb - 2023 Jun,  "Wild Eyes" series where I interpret 10 of photographer Alberto Labradors animal photografies into paintings with my signature style: Black backdrop with realistic motif combined with colorful pourpaint and metallic pigments. 


 2021 June,   3x3 m Fairitale mural in kidsroom



2021,  August,  8 Fine-art print releases

Blue Passion", "Pink Passion - The sky is the limit", "Feline Beauty", "Tropical Beauty", "Malabo", "Abiona", "Kiss my", "Adriana".


 2021- current,   Print campaign "Pink Passion" with 30% donations of sales to Amnesty for LGBT rithts

2022 March,   2 9-days challenge (one new piece of 50x60 cm each day for 9 days) 50% of sales is donated to "Redd Barna" (Save the children) for their work in Ukraine. So far €1240 (kr 12824) has been donated in this project


2022 April, Release of printed T´s and Hoodies  with a selection of paintings


2021 Jan,     Egenart, Scandinavian online 
art platform 



 2021 Feb,    M.A.D.S. Milano artgallery, curator Ilaria Falchetti



2022 June,   Context Gallery, Venice     

2022 Nov,  Via Showcase, Oslo



2022 May, Female Artists Oslo



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Female artists Oslo

I´m proudly in the directive of Female Artists Oslo, a member network of female and non-binary artists with the mission of supporting each other upwards instead of competing as artists, working for equal opportunities for women in a still shockingly male-dominated artworks, and creating platforms and arenas for visibility for our member artists. 

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