Erlend Grytbakk Wold Norwegian, b. 1986


Erlend Grytbakk Wold (b. 1986) is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo, Norway. His works harken visions of nearly forgotten memories that capture our mind late at night, emerging when we least expect them. They are the images that start to take shape when we close our eyes, reminiscing on the past — imperfect, fragmented, long suppressed. And yet, their power leaves an imprint, and they are very much real and present as long we allow them to emerge. Grytbakk Wold’s canvases are imbued with deeply personal and emotional narratives, reflecting the artist’s manner of meditating on his life and the development of his practice.


Erlend Grytbakk Wold holds a BFA from Oslo Academy of the Arts (2011), an MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden (2014). His latest solo exhibitions include “Behandling,” Golsa, Oslo (2023), “Light Fall Day Break,” Golsa (2019), “Until the Light Takes Us,” Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (2018), “Till the Last Light Fades,” Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim (2017), and “Remain in Light,” LNM, Oslo (2016). A selection of previous group exhibitions include The Norwegian Sculpture Triennial, Norwegian Sculptor Society (2021), “DeLux,” She Will Artspace (2021), “Staycation,” Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Gent, Belgia (2020), “Plus 1,” Galleri Golsa (2020), “Reflections in Transition,” Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Gent, Belgia (2019). 


His work is in the collection of The Art Museum of Nord-Trøndelag, and the municipality of Stavanger.

Installation shots
Art Fairs