Mattias Cantzler (b. 1976, Sweden) studied at the Art Academy of Oslo and has been based in Norway for 13 years. He is mainly working with installation, sculpture, analogue 16mm film, video, animation, photography, performance and land art. His work is often focusing on space and related to the site. A source of inspiration for him is the american/italian architect Paolo Soleri and his definition of space as reality, as well as the thoughts about the concepts archeology, ecology and architecture, or how the problems of the urban civilization possibly can be solved. Cantzler’s artistry is characterized by experimentation and an uncompromising attitude. He has recently exhibited at Gallery Kunstepidemin and Gallery 54 during Göteborg International Biennial Extended (Sweden), Ibsenhuset (Skien, Norway) and Prosjektrom Carl Berner (Oslo).
MARIUSSTRØMPEBLUES at Edge of Wrong Festival (Johannesburg and Cape Town – South Africa) Previously shown at Oslo Utmark project space, curated by Jørund Aase Falkenberg
2,45 – Galleri 54, Göteborg International Biennial Extended 2015
The Aral Sea project, Winter Solstice 2014
Plenty of Shit, High Desert Test Sight, US, 2013