A selection of recent works by one of the central figures in today's Norwegian
Krabbe is a presentation of a selection of Marianne Hurum's paintings
dating 2016 to present. Her work is central in the recent years'
development of Norwegian painting. The book presents two new essays
contextualizing Hurums work by young art historians Ellef Prestsæter and
Maria Horvei. The book is designed by Levi Bergqvist and Carl Gürgens and
printed at the famous Göteborgtrykkeriet. Krabbe also presents a small
selection of Hurum's sculptural works.
Published following the artist's exhibition at the Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway, from February 16 to June 2, 2019.
Awarded: bronze medal from Stiftung Buchkunst Best Book Design from all over the World 2021.
Marianne Hurum (born 1978 in Oslo, where she lives and works) is a
Norwegianpainter and sculptor.
Hurum's world of images is full of visual energy. Using her own colorful
vocabulary of tart yellow, green, and pink, she alternates effortlessly
between monumental and small sizes on canvas and paper. Her stylistic
idiom is abstract and
gives the impression of being spontaneous. Her colours are often highly
diluted with water, and with this technique she generates a fluid sense of
movement that leads both into and out of the pictures. Starting with a
transparent, abstract layer of colour, identifiable shapes emerge and are
repeated: the bow, the crab, and the flower. These shapes appear in her
and sculptures. Marianne Hurum has an open and free approach to
art-historic traditions and, not least, the use of materials—she finds
plastic as stimulating and important as bronze.