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The Hunt of Odd Nerdrum (2018)
18. March, 2018

Cover photo.

Cover photo.

A documentary-series in six episodes about Odd Nerdrum’s life and work is soon to be released and will cover the places, painters, sculptors and film makers that inspired him.

Why did Nerdrum give up social-realism and move his figuration … Read more

Overcoming the Germanification of Europe
16. April, 2016

Odd Nerdrum: "Frontal Self Portrait"

A student of mine met an old art collector at an art fair. They exchanged a few words and the collector agreed to visit the young man’s studio. The old collector struggled up all the stairs to the young painter’s … Read more

The Arcanum of Apelles
7. November, 2014

Odd Nerdrum: "Crossing the Border"

Odd Nerdrum: “Crossing the Border”

On a small farm at the cusp of the Norwegian seaside, in a rustic wood-paneled studio strong with the smell of linseed oil and time-tested pigments, a pack of painters cluster around … Read more

Exhibition: ‘Pupils of Apelles’ at Copro Gallery
1. October, 2014


Exhibition at Copro Gallery (November 15th through December 6th) in Santa Monica, CA.

For 2000 years Apelles of Cos was known as the greatest of painters. Praised for his grace and sensuality – he was not only Alexander the … Read more

Why the Art World Failed and Hollywood Succeeded
19. September, 2014

10 distinctions found between Hollywood and the art world.

Imagine the film industry with an ‘artistic’ mindset. It would no longer be an industry, as the audience would not attend cinemas to be entertained. Film-directors would base moviemaking on arbitrary action, and reject the idea of competition in favor of pursuing self-fulfillment. After all, who … Read more