Markus Brendmoe

Born 1961, Oslo, Norway
Resides and works in Oslo, Norway

Markus Brendmoe uses painting to blend the historical and the  contemporary. Pop culture icons, Edvard Munch's well-known totems, and the artist's own likeness are worthy themes to be rendered in the artist's signature style. With bright colors, fluid washes, and gestural contours, Brendmoe's paintings are both lively in their activation and surreal in their graphic flatness.

Brendmoe works with acrylic paint on a wide variety of surfaces, both conventional canvas as well as artist-made wooden assemblages, favoring large-scale productions. 

Markus Brendmoe has had solo exhibitions at both The Stenersen Museum and The Astrup Fearnley Museum. His work can be found in several important collections, including The Museum of Contemporary Art, Statoil and Hydro.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 - 'A reluctant self-portait', TM51

2015 - Soli Brug, Norway

2014 – Åpninger (Openings I, II, III), TM51 

2011 – MUNCH ETC Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

2011 – Galleri Aasen, Ålesund, Norway

2008 – Galleri Aasen Ålesund, Norway

2007 – Malerier etc, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2006 – Dead Buliding, Off – Momentum, Moss Art Association, Moss, Norway

2005 – Galleri Brandstrup, Stavanger, Norway

2005 – Galleri Aasen, Ålesund, Norway

2004 – Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2003 – Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway

2003 – Galleri Aasen, Ålesund, Norway

2003 – Tomt, Moss Art Association, Norway

2002 – Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2001 – Mainstream, Hå gamle prestegard, Stavanger, Norway

2000 – Townhouse Gallery, Kairo, Egypt

1999 – Galleri Bouhlou, Bergen, Norway

1997 – Galleri Dobloug. Oslo, Norway

1997 – Galleri Langegaarden, Bergen, Norway

1995 – Galleri Dobloug, Oslo, Norway

1995 – Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

1991 – Galleri Fûrst – Sørensen, Oslo, Norway

1986 – Galleri UKS, Oslo, Norway

1984 – Skiens Art Association, Norway

1984 – Paintings, Klubb 7, Oslo, Norway


Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 – Munch By Others, Haugar Kunstmusem, Tønsberg, Norway

2012 – Kunstland 2012, Søndre Land, Norway

2007 – Daydreams and Nightmares, Verker fra Tor Juul’s Samling, Stenersen Museet, Oslo, Norway

2006 – Tegnebienalen, Stenersen Museet, Oslo, Norway

2005 – Norske Bilder, Oslo Municipal Hall, Oslo, Norway

2004 – Norsk kunst nå, Galleri Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004 – Norske Bilder, Oslo Municipal Hall, Norway

2004 – Malernes Tegninger, Blomqvist kunsthandel, Oslo, Norway

2003 – Norske Bilder, Oslo Municipal Hall, Norway

2002 – ART Cologne, Cologne, Germany, curated by Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo

2002 – Norwegische bilder, Leverkusen, Germany

2002 – Norske Bilder, Oslo Municipal Hall, Oslo, Norway