Studio Visits: Bente Sætrang

Textile artist Bente Sætrang opens the doors to her studio at Frysja in the outskirts of Oslo, Norway

In this film, we visit Bente Sætrang in her Studio at Frysja and her recent exhibition En rest av nødvendighet (Scraps of Necessity) at Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo. Bente talks about returning to techniques and dyes that she used in the early stages of her career. She also talks about the publication she just launched with Arnoldsche Art Publishers, and what the exhibition and book project mean for her artistic career.

Bente Sætrang (b. 1946) has been working as a textile artist since 1974. She trained and studied in Oslo and Poland, and has through her career exhibited extensively both in Norway and abroad. She is known for her drawings on draperies using acrylic paint, car paint, sandpaper and pencil on rough tarpaulins. A central principle for her work is letting the material lead into new ways of thinking.

Director, videographer and editor: Mia Sundsfjord
Graphic design: Parabol Studio

About the Studio Visits film series

Norwegian Crafts is looking at alternative ways to connect artists, duojárat and makers with curators and institutions both in Norway and beyond. Through this film series we invite you into the studios of Norwegian and Norway-based artists, where they generously share from their practice and talk about current and upcoming projects. The films are available to watch on Vimeo, YouTube and Instagram/IGTV.

Supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.