Spatial studies: The Expanded Field


25.03.17 – 25.05.17

“I see painting and sculpture as extensions of each other and it is in the combination of both that my work relates to the architectural space. These three-dimensional paintings explore the ontology of painting: the question of what can it be, the conditions, the proportions, the physical attributes, etc. The works are a series of intentional three-dimensional painting, yet exuberant and open to chance and variables in the articulation of different layers, reaches and depths of field, harmonies and colours. They present new patterns and colour combinations as the observer moves in space. These works are therefore an extension of the notion of Duchamp that the viewer completes the work, the work shows my desire to offer an intuitive, emotional and physical experience for the viewer.”
- Marisa Ferreira

Marisa Ferreira “Coloured Rhythms #1”, 2017, chromatic interaction and spatial relations  

Marisa Ferreira
“Coloured Rhythms #1”, 2017, chromatic interaction and spatial relations


Marisa Ferreira (1983)

Born in Portugal, Marisa Ferreira lives and works in Oslo, Norway since 2008. She has a degree in Visual Arts from the Universidade de Evora and a postgraduate degree in Art and Design for Public Space, Faculdade de Belas-Artes of Universidade do Porto.

She has developed public art projects in Norway and abroad, such as Beautiful forms unfold from unity in Ulsmåg school, Bergen, Norway in 2014, Voyage dans l’rhythme at Royal University Liverpool Hospital, UK in 2015/16, and Chromatic sounds at St. Raphael’s College, Ireland in 2016/17.

Ferreira's work is part of several private and public collections in Norway, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France and Portugal, notably the Stavanger Art Museum, Wintershall Art Collection and Messmer Foundation.

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Thanks to Astrup and Thaugland Trælastforretning for contributions to the production of the exhibition.