TRYGVE FASTE
Technoforms
July 2 - July 27, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Artist Reception: Friday, July 5, 2013 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.

TRYGVE FASTE

David Richard Gallery will present “Technoforms” by Trygve Faste, a selection of new paintings on shaped canvases in which the artist creates an interface between high-technology, industrial design and studio art. This is Faste’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will be presented July 2 - July 27, 2013 with an artist reception on Friday, July 5 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the gallery located on 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, phone 505-983-9555 in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.

Faste’s newest series of paintings entitled Shards, Protoforms and Turboforms read initially as explorations of color and shaped canvases. However, there is something about them that seems too familiar—bright colors, high-tech design, a sense of fast pace and speed—evocative of highly sophisticated, technical consumer goods such as tennis shoes, designer eye glasses and ski gear. Yet they are abstract paintings, not representing anything in particular but a concept—the seductive power of industrial design and how it feeds human desire and emotion, deluding us into thinking we really need the newest high-tech consumer gadget or product. Aside from the conceptual underpinnings, these paintings go beyond a Pop critique of consumerism and are more of a celebration of technology and painting. The supports and paintings are meticulously crafted and beautifully modeled to create illusions of a manufactured object with contoured shapes, deep grooves, crevices and vents. The precision and reactive colors right out of science class make us think of space exploration, synthetic polymers and computer-generated graphics.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring images of the twelve paintings in the exhibition and an essay by writer, critic and art historian, Peter Frank.

Trygve Faste received an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2004, and a BA in Mathematics-Computer Science and Studio Art from Whitman College in 1997. He has worked professionally as a designer at IDEO, WET Design, and Fakespace Inc. He uses his interest in product design as groundwork for paintings exploring abstracted imagery based on consumer culture and designed environments. Trygve’s work has been exhibited nationally and is in the permanent collections of The Cranbrook Art Museum, Compuware Inc. and Chrysler. Recently his work has been published in the LA Weekly and Ceramic Review Magazine, and he was just awarded an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant for his upcoming shows in 2013. Faste has lectured at Otis College of Art, California State University Northridge & Long Beach, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Stanford University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.
 

Turboform Pink and Gray Trygve Faste
Turboform Pink and Gray
Acrylic on canvas
2012
34 x 21 x 4 inches
 
Turboform Red and White Trygve Faste
Turboform Red and White
Acrylic on canvas
2012
27 x 15 x 5.5 inches
 
Turboform Pink and Green Trygve Faste
Turboform Pink and Green
Acrylic on canvas
2012
67 x 21 x 5.5 inches
 
Shard White Trygve Faste
Shard White
Acrylic on canvas
2011
10 x 23 x 4 inches
 
Shard Green Trygve Faste
Shard Green
Acrylic on canvas
2011
7 x 16 x 3 inches
 
Protoform Red Trygve Faste
Protoform Red
Acrylic on canvas
2011
18 x 16 x 3.5 inches
 
Shard Pink Yellow Trygve Faste
Shard Pink Yellow
Acrylic on canvas
2011
13.5 x 20.5 x 3.5 inches
 
Shared Blue Trygve Faste
Shard Blue
Acrylic on canvas
2011
10 x 16 x 3.5 inches
 
Protoform Blue Pink Trygve Faste
Protoform Blue Pink
Acrylic on canvas
2012
14 1/2 x 39 x 6 inches
 
Protoform Orange Gray Trygve Faste
Protoform Orange Gray
Acrylic on canvas
2013
40 x 73 x 6 inches
 
Protoform Turquoise Pink Trygve Faste
Protoform Turquoise Pink
Acrylic on canvas
2012
20 x 39 x 6 inches
 
Protoform Orange Purple Trygve Faste
Protoform Orange Purple
Acrylic on canvas
2012
15 x 36 x 3 1/2 inches
 

David Richard Gallery, LLC
211 East 121st Street, New York, NY 10035 | p (212) 882-1705
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday or by appointment

1570 Pacheco Street, E2, Santa Fe, NM 87505 | p (505) 983-9555 | f (505) 983-1284
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, or by appointment


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