Celebrating 10 years since her last solo exhibition in Oslo, Norwegian-American artist Inger J. Grytting (b. 1949) returns with a highly anticipated presentation of her recent work.
Since emigrating to the U.S in the early 1970-ties, where she studied at City College and at the New School, Grytting has devoted herself to creating an artistic idiom, which is as subtle as stringently conceptual. Working mostly with graphite drawing, she has developed a set of self-imposed limitations that emphasise the materiality and experience of drawing. In later years however, she has applied her method to the medium of painting, echoing the aesthetics of post-painterly abstraction.
Although less known to the general public in Norway, Inger J. Grytting is highly recognised by artists and connoisseurs. The work of Inger J. Grytting reveals an underestimated connection between Norwegian art and the original American minimalist movement.
Her Manhattan studio loft has been a natural centre point for visiting Norwegian artists and intellectuals of several generations, a fact recently highlighted by her participation in the exhibition Paralleller at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum in 2011, a large retrospective on Norwegian minimalism and the circle of Jan Groth, which also included Thomas Pihl, Arne Malmedal and Tone Vigeland among others.