The works in the show are conceived from Sletvold Moe's solitary visit to the gallery space, where he began his conceptual and visual studies of the space. Taking these enquires back to his studio in Oslo to create two new site - specific works that takes the exterior geometric metal grid pattern of the single gallery window as it's starting point. In the appropriation of this already made composition Sletvold Moe is not concerned with concealing the window as a referent nor does he attempt to steer the viewer away from affiliations his works have with the window, but rather attention is drawn to the potential capabilities contained within an architectural feature that have coerced Sletvold Moe to expand upon, through an investigation employing geometric abstraction.
A double visual layer is created in the work black out/block out. Through the reflection of the window that is cast on the opposite side of the gallery space that falls upon a black plexiglas mirror. This is contrasted with Sletvold Moe's use of paint, where a grid sequence contained within the glossy surface has been mapped to take the form of the windows grid structure.
Untitled (window for Blinky Palermo) is a new work in an ongoing series were Sletvold Moe pays homage to the work of artists that have influenced his practice. Here Sletvold Moe refers us to Fenster I by the German artist Blinky Palermo (1943-1977), highlighting each artists distinct and intuitive approach to space and surface.
Sletvold Moe is represented by Gallery Elastic, Malmö and Galerie Odile Ouizeman, Paris.