Eirik Arnesen (b. 1990), from Oslo, received his education in the figurative arts at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence Italy, where he studied sculpture under Robert Bodem.
His focus is on the human body and the goal is to produce carefully thought out works with solid construction and organic naturalism in order to create a convincing image of the human body in accordance with the realist tradition.
"At the moment, I strive to include several priorities in my work, first and foremost accurate observation of the subject in pursuit of work that contain some of the gravity and physicality found in the natural world."
Awards and scholarships
2018 Honorable Mention & Finalist, 13th Annual ARC Salon
2017 The Elliot Liskin Memorial Award for Academic or Realistic Sculpture, Audubon Artists 75th Exhibition
2017 National Sculpture Society Silver Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize, National Sculpture Society's 84th Annual Awards Exhibition
2016 ARC Scholarship Competition 2nd place, Art Renewal Center
2016 Work Scholarship, The Florence Academy of Art
2017 Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno, Barcelona, Spania
Juried group exhibitions
2019 A Taste of Sparrow, Stone Sparrow NYC, New York City, USA
2018 Audubon Artists 76th Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, USA
2018 Annual Members Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, USA
2017 Audubon Artists 75th Exhibition, New York City, USA
2017 National Sculpture Society's 84th Annual Awards Exhibition, South Carolina, USA
2017 Figurativas 2017, Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno, Barcelona, Spain
2017 Summer exhibition 2017, Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno, Barcelona, Spain
2017 Non-members exhibition, Salmangundi Club, New York City, USA
2016 Non-members exhibition, Salmangundi Club, New York City, USA
Solo exhibitions 2013 Metamorfose, GalleriNeuf, Oslo, Norway
Education 2017 Florence Academy of Art, Sculpture program, under Robert Bodem
2014 Oslo and Akerhus University College, Teachers education in Arts and Design
2013 Oslo and Akerhus University College, Bachelor Art and design