‘Norwegian Wood’ is an exhibition of ten new woodcut prints in large format, which will be presented by Paul Stolper in London from May 3 – June 1, 2013.
This new book is the first extensive publication to survey Magne’s career and works, and provide insight into the artist’s practice.
On May 19, a retrospective exhibition opened at the Blaafarveværket museum in Nyfossum, Norway. The Exhibition consists of works from different periods including ceramic jars, woodcuts and prints.
The works consist of four large monotypes on hospital sheets, originally intended for Futura Plus, and a selection of twelve smaller monotypes on sheets and paper.
This collection is marked by a return to color after several years of monochrome palettes. The key piece is a diptych entitled “Orpheus & Eurydice”, two paintings on hospital sheets; the oak frame is decorated with gold leaf.
Prior to the triple solo concerts in Oslo and London in May 2008, Magne had three quietly announced ‘warm up’ concerts at the tiny but cozy Palace Grill in Oslo. He also did a warm up concert for Hove Festival here in June.
Solo album painting performance
Magne’s second solo album was first offered as a limited edition of 300, the covers hand painted as part of a large canvas and dismantled into its parts – all of which was streamed on the web.
Magne performed with Jonny Sjo (guitar) and Karl Oluf Wennerberg (drums) at Kick Scene during the Punkt Festival.
A continuation of his earlier work, ‘Monologues’ included prints, paintings, music and poetry. The exhibition took place in both London and Asker, Norway.
Payne’s Gray Art
In September 2004, Magne opened an exhibition called ‘Payne’s Gray’, which coincided with the publication of a book by the same name, and an album and tour to support the ‘Past Perfect Future Tense’ album.