Nothing's changed, everything's the same, still painting them same old faces
Galleri Koll, Stavanger
Galleri Koll opens up in brand new facilities by arranging an exhibition by Atle Østrem. Some are already familiar with his unique "post-graffiti" style, either at the old Galleri Koll and at the Lowlife exhibition at Stavanger Kunstforening.
I recognized some paintings from the Lowlife exhibition, but quite a lot are also brand new. It is great to see how he combines text, painting and material. His motives just keep on evolving. Even if he in the exhibition claims to be "still painting them old faces" the faces attain an increasing depth of personality.