Friday night we had the pleasure of hosting the opening of TheMoen’s one-month long exhibition Eye Candy here at arteriet. The pieces on display show TheMoen’s versatile talent, both when it comes to the genre and material of his art and his exhibition truly fulfills the promise of the title. (All photo's made by Virag Toth. Text by Irene Strandenes)
The intricacy of his drawings makes it hard to step away
from them as one is left looking for even more secrets and details
within them, and the colorful paintings draw us in with all their
Also on display were several figures made of pumice stone
that had been found in the Lumber area, a sweet reminder that art is all
around us if we only go looking for it.
It was also a treat to have the
recently recovered “Narkobildet” (The Drug Picture) on display, a
painting that was stolen from his studio 12 years ago, and thus carries
secrets from that time and journey that we may never know of.
on Friday was good and really the perfect amount, as it left space for
the guests to be able to take in all the art without feeling too
crowded. All seemed to have an enjoyable time, with nice company and
conversations, refreshments and let us not forget about the delicious
soup. It was a wonderful night.