ART BY MARLEN
Marlen E. Flatsetø
"The need I have to create that is grounded in everything I do. I think in visuals and get inspired by anything. I love exploring techniques and mediums, and in my opinion an artist will never be fully trained - we are under constant development, and can always evolve our skills. Art has no two lined answer - it is very subjective. It is the feeling we are able to draw from the viewer and their connection to the painting that is key. To me there is no greater feeling than being able to inspire and trigger feelings to that extent that someone wants to have my work on their wall."
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.
Contact for commissions, collaborations, projects or other inquiries.
Photo: Khoa Dang Do
Autodidact contemporary artist
2005-2009, Bachelor degree - Event Management
International College Of Management, Sydney
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
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- current: Co-running studio co-working space and Gallery at Via Showcase, Vika Oslo
2022 November 11 - Hosting member Soiree for members of Female Artists Oslo
2022 November 19th - Grand opening black tie
Via Showcase by Paguro, Vika Oslo
2022 November 25th - December 8th "Woman - Life - Freedom"
Iranian exhibition at Via Showcase, Vika
2021 Feb - current, Untiteled 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