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Henrik Olai Kaarstein

Born in 1989, Oslo, Norway

Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium


Henrik Olai Kaarstein uses everyday objects from his personal life as the basis for his artworks. Studio matts, bedsheets and towels are some of the materials he has manipulated in previous works, soaking or staining these items with paint, glue or acetone. This process began after the artist was tasked with managing the estate of someone who had passed. He found stacks of used textiles and was intrigued by the marking these fabrics has accrued through use and time. This kickstarted his interest...Read more