About Erik Formoe
Born 1953 in Fredrikstad, Norway At the first encounter, Formoes paintings seem obvious, innocent and public. Erik Formoe is a riddle teller. Each image may be thousand pictures. Each question he poses can lead to thousand responses, or a thousand new questions. People in Erik Formoe's images are silent storytellers. They are anonymous figures who might meet, or maybe not. Apparently they are introverted melancholics. They all carry with them glimpse of joy, hint of sorrow. They know something. You can take part in their secrets, if you are curious enough. Memories are eternal, even if they are created only once. Erik Formoe's paintings dwell on this subject.
1975-79 State school of Art and Craft, Oslo (Visual Art)
1979-83 Academy of Art, Oslo (Visual Art)
2001-02 State school of Art and Crafts, Oslo (Lithography)