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In Visuelle Magazine no 24 we have the pleasure of presenting a selection of work by Norwegian artist Hilde Marstrander. For bookings and further information about the artist please consult the last page for contact information.

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All artwork except contributors: Š Hilde Marstrander. All Rights Reserved. Reproductions of any format are not allowed without written permission by Hilde Marstrander. Contributors credits (photos etc) are mentioned throughout the publication

Illustration by Finn Graff

Hilde Marstrander Hilde Marstrander (born of Dec. 1968) has already made a mark as a noted Illustrator and Fashion Journalist. At the moment, she is studying for a Bachelor in Contemporary Art at the northernmost Art Academy in the world, located in Tromsø, Norway. Hilde has had several exhibitions with her drawings, silk screen prints, paintings and installations, and has shown her work at institutions like Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Kunstnernes Hus Restaurant and Norwegian Design and Architecture Centre (DogA). She has also decorated a number of restaurants and shops in Oslo with handpainted tiles and murals. Hilde has a background as a trained Dressmaker and Fashion Designer, with a specialization in Fashion Graphics, and has had a long career as one of Norway’s most respected Fashion Journalists, with profiled positions in newspapers and magazines like Elle Norway, Henne, Se og Hør and VG. She has worked a s a Fashion Editor and Columnist, and has been featured in several National TV-shows on Culture and Fashion. From 2006–2010 she was the Editor-in-Chief for the Norwegian trade magazine for Visual Communication; SNITT, which won several design prices during her time as an Editor.

Photo: Raymond Mosken

Populuxe Silk screen prints from the exhibition “Populuxe” in 2001 and 2004. Signed and numbered (20 copies of each). Format 40x50 cm The prints were bought by the Blues club Muddy Waters in Oslo, and were also auctioned off at the charity event “Kunst for Flomofrene” (Art for Tsunami Victims) in 2001.

"Teddy´s Softbar", 2001

“Flamin’ Mamie”, 2001

“Lipstick on Your Collar”, 2001

Over: Middle: Right:

“It’s a Gas”, 2001 “Short ‘o’ Time”, 2001 “Bar con Fly”, 2001

Portraits Politicians Hilde won a caricature contest in the National newspaper Dagbladet for her drawings of politicians during the General Election in 2009. She has also been drawing Norwegian celebrities for the up-market eyewear chain Krogh Optikk, and their “Hall of Fame� for ten years.

Mayor of Oslo, Fabian Stang (H/Conservative party)

Siv Jensen (FRP/Progress party)

Abid Raja (AP/Labour party)

This page: Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (AP/Labour party) Left: Kristin Halvorsen (SV/Socialist Left party)

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP/Labour party)

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (AP/Labour party)

Erna Solberg (H/Conservative party)

Paintings Hilde´s chosen media is acrylics on canvas and tempera on wooden plates.

“Laura”, acrylics on plate, 2010

Detail of “Kiss the Future”, 2010. Acrylics on linen canvas. Dim 120x90 cm.

Pop-up exhibition for Norwegian Fashion Institute (NFI) at Norwegian Design and Architecture Centre (DogA), august 2011. Acrylics on linen canvas. Dim. 2x2 meters. Photos:


"Spring", 2010. Monoprint on silk screen paper. Dim. 70x90 cm.

Rock ´n´Roll Hilde has done artwork for a number of record covers, both on CD and vinyl. Some of the clients are Warner Music Norway, Blue Mood Records and Grappa.

Artwork for album by Tommy & The Runaway Boys

Left:Artwork for album by Tommy & The Runaway Boys Under: Artwork for The National Dance Contest

Artworks for The National Dance Contest

Vidar Busk "Stompin Our Feet With Joy" (1. edition) CD-cover Vidar Busk “Stompin Our Feet With Joy” (2. edition) CD-cover

Vidar Busk “I Came Here To Rock” CD-cover Vidar Busk "Atomic Swing" CD-cover

CD cover for the band Tremolo Wankers

Decoration Hilde has decorated a number of bars, restaurants and concert halls in Norway, some event-specific, others permanent. Clients include Fashion Awards at Oslo Concert Hall, Rockefeller Music Hall, Norwegian Fashion Institute at DogA, Aku-Aku Tiki Bar, Hotel Havana Deli, The Nighthawk Diner and Tønsberg Hotel. She has also done window display illustrations for Norwegian fashion-chain Bik Bok, for their shops in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

Aku-Aku Tiki Bar, Oslo

From the left: Hotel Havana Deli, Oslo Aku-Aku Tiki Bar, Oslo The Nighthawk Diner, Oslo

Book Illustrations Hilde har illustrated several books and book covers. She is currently working on a children’s book, which she also did the text for. All drawings from the book “Man Tar Det man Har”/Kirsten Santelmann

Learn more about this fabulous artist by reading her answers to the Proust questionnaire

Photos: Left: Raymond Mosken This page: DET NYE

Photos: Right: Fredrik Arff/Nrk This page: Raymond Mosken

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Small island, desolate town or distant boat-trip. No return ticket and no back-up plan Where would you like to live? A loft in New York and/or a farm-com-painting-studio in the country side

Who are your favorite heroines in real life? Except from the fabulous suffragettes of Great Britain and the female liberation movement in our own country in the 60s and 70s, I used to admire 80s and 90s Madonna for her strength, ruthlessness, business savvy and sense of fashion. Today, I don’t really have any strong admiration for anybody in the media spotlight. It is all kind of blah.

What is your idea of earthly happiness? An overgrown fantasy garden

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction? Modesty Blaise, Lisbeth Salander and Tank Girl

To what faults do you feel most indulgent? Big steps

Your favorite musician? The good ones?

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction? I have none Who are your favorite characters in history? Leonardo da Vinci, the Suffragettes and Gandhi

The quality you most admire in a man? Compassion The quality you most admire in a woman? Strenght

Photo: Knut Buer for Lazyboyz MC/Harley Davidson Norway

Your favorite virtue? Kindness

Your most marked characteristic? I am full of surprises

greater sense of tolerance for each other. We are not all alike, even if our country is based on a social democratic view of averageness, likeness and democracy. I lived abroad for several years, and often find myself missing the openness towards different counterpoints, personalities, backgrounds and cultures in our country. Also, we are kind of stuck in our ways, when it comes to creative businesses. Nobody becomes an artist by getting a BA or MA in fine arts. Art does not exist on a piece of paper, it lives in your heart and soul.

What do you most value in your friends? Their open minds and warm hearts

What is your favorite color? Green

What is your dream of happiness? Total freedom, health, respect, success, love, good friends and closeness to nature

What is your favorite flower? Lilies

Your favorite occupation? The good life Who would you have liked to be? I am content being myself

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes? War, waste and death In what country would you like to live? To be born in Norway is like winning the Lottery - in so many ways! Still, I sometimes wish we had a

What is your favorite bird? Eagle Who are your favorite prose writers? My mom, Elisabeth Marstrander, who wrote the small collection “Den Låste Sorgen” / Solum Forlag. It is beautiful, quirky and sad – all at the same time.

Photos: This page: In-Side magazine/Sebastian Ludvigsen Right: Stian Andersen/Kanal 3+

Who are your favorite poets? Most of the Beat Poets, also Sam Shephard, Andre Bjercke, Walter Whitman, Arnulf Øverland and Bob Dylan Who are your favorite painters? I love Jean Fouquet, Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele. The crazy colorists have always been my favorites. I also like several pop-art artists, like Basquiat, Warhol, Lichtenstein and Rauschenberg. My favorite conceptual installation artist at the moment is Chinese Ai weiwei. Who are your heroes in real life? I don’t have any heroes or heroines. What are your favorite names? I don’t have any What is it you most dislike? Lack of basic manners, environmental wastefulness and misuse of authority and power – hereunder suppression of knowledge and education. What historical figures do you most despise? Adolf Hitler What event in military history do you most admire?

None, in contrary, I admire the non-military and antiviolent events in history. What reform do you most admire? The abolition of slavery, and the introduction of female liberation in the Western World. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Healing powers, perhaps. How would you like to die? With a smile on my lips What is your present state of mind? Relaxed What is your motto? I have none, I just try to live from day to day, and gradually become a better person, take care of people around me, and be the best version of myself that I can. I still fail miserably from time to time, but I believe I am a nicer person now than 10 years ago, so I guess it is kind of working… slowly :-)

“Cortado-Elvis”, 2004 “Ruccola”, 2004

Art & Entertainment

Director Han Petter Moland

Actor Sven Nordin

Photographer Morten Qvale

Ex-Porn Star, now Poker Player Aylar Lie

Musician Alexander Rybak

TV-Host Jon Almaas

Author Ari Behn

Right: Actress Sølvi Wang This page: Actor and Humourist Jon Skolmen

Musician Lise Karlsnes Musician Lene Marlin TV-Personality Paal Tarjei Aasheim Musician Bertine Zetlitz Flowershop-owner Finn Schjøll

Artist Pushwagner

Actor Nils Vogt TV-Personality Sarah Natasha Melbye Humourist Otto Jespersen

Actor Dennis Storhøi

Artist Franz Widerberg

TV-Personality Fredrik Skavlan

Chef Eyvind Hellstrøm

Urban Landscapes Marstrander has had a longstanding interest in cityscapes and architecture. When The City of Oslo started mapping out the new barcode skyscrapers of Bjørvika, she was comissioned by the National newspaper, Aftenposten, to draw her vision of the new city district.

Over: “Urbanized” / Private Right: “Future Oslo” / Aftenposten

“Urbanized” / Private

High Fashion Hilde has illustrated fashion and lifestyle magazines and clothing brands since the beginning of the 90s. Her clients include Bik Bok, Cubus, GlasMagasinet, ELLE Norway, ELLE Portugal, PalĂŠet, Tique, Mag, Det Nye and many more.

DKNY Summer 2003

PUCCI Summer 2003


GIVENCHY Summer 2003


MISSONI Summer 2003


MOSCHINO Cheap & Chic



Paperjam “Paperjam� is a never-before-published comic strip! Hilde did the project for fun, and to let out some steam. Paperjam is largely about the fashion industry, where she has been working since her teenage years. The characters are modeled on actual personalities and typical dialogues behind the scenes of the industry in Norway.

“What Makes a Man?� is an ink drawing on paper, measuring 3,5 meters in length. It came to be, during a weekend in the mountains by her self. And several bottles of red wine.

Sara “Sara� was a project commissioned by Bokklubben (National Book club), and was to depict a pre-teen girl and her social and reading habits.

SARA Badestrand

SARA Venninner

SARA Dagbok

SARA Frokostbord

SARA Lesehest

SARA Lenestol med katt

SARA Skolevei med snøfnugg

Illustrations Including works from Populuxe 2 exhibition 2004 Hilde has worked as a commercial Illustrator for clients including publishing and record companies, newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies, clothing chains – and also a number of private customers.

Tattoo comissioned by photographer Nina Ruud

“Oppdagelsesreisende” / Aftenposten

“Storby” / Aftenposten

“Backpacker” / Aftenposten

“Cruise”, 2001

“Twin Peek”, 2001

“Evil Noodle”, 2001

“Columbian Roast”, 2001t

"Sushi Me!" 2001

Tattoo comissioned by Musician Geir Ruud

Fashion Icons Hilde held a separate exhibition called “Fashion Icons� during the official opening of Oslo Fashion Week (OFW) at Kunstnernes Hus Restaurant. The portraits all depict famous personalities in the Norwegian fashion industry.

Her Royal Higness the Crownprincess of Norway, Mette-Marit

Fashion stylist Kjell Nordstrรถm

Peter Dundas, Head Designer of fashion house Pucci

Ellen Arnstad, Editor-in-Chief of Henne

Fashion Designer Per Spook

From Kunstnernes Hus Restaurant

Fashion Designer Fam Irvoll

Fashion Journalist Kiki Sørum

Ex-Supermodel and Spokesperson for Louis Vuitton, Anette Stai

Director of fashion school ESMOD in Norway, Nils-Christian Ihlen-Hansen

Hilde Marstrander took the initiative to the campain “Mote mot Pels� (Fashion against Fur) in 2010. The campain received write-ups all across the globe, and resulted in Oslo Fashion Week banning fur from farm animals on the catwalks.

Fashion Against Fur

CD and double vinyl cover for Beat Tornados album “Mission to Mir”.

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Hilde Marstrander STUDIO DELUXE

Hilde Marstrander Studio Deluxe PB 2045 Grünerløkka 0550 Oslo Norway Phone: (+47) 920 32 282 e-mail: (under construction)


VISUELLE magazine no24 presents a selection of works by Norwegian artist Hilde Marstrander


VISUELLE magazine no24 presents a selection of works by Norwegian artist Hilde Marstrander