Felix Gmelin Professor of Painting at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)

Nov.2015

Painting is Not Dead it Just Smells Funny. Painting is now an odd activity.

Felix Gemlin, Professor of Painting at spent a week with IAAP students working on painting concepts and skills as part of the co-operation between IAAP and KHiO. Felix Gmelin employs painting and video as a means to investigate political imagery and language, utopia and dogmatism, while comparing contemporary political activism with that of times past. His method of questioning the aestheticization of politics through historical comparison has been seen in variety of art institutions and became available to wider audiences through exhibitions at Portikus Gallery, the 50 and 52 Venice Biennale and at the Berlin biennale 4.