About Skjølsvik

IMPULSIVE. INQUIRING. CONTRARIAN.

EXPLORING EXPRESSION IN FIGURATIVE FORM

He is passionate about showing movement - of showing "frozen time". This is expressed in all his horse sculptures, in the sculpture by "the football player" John Arne Riise, by "the runner" Ingrid Kristiansen ... and in the sculpture "In the ski track" by Oddvar Brå ... to name a few.

BEST KNOWN AS A SCULPTOR

We encounter Skjølsvik’s sculptures all across Norway, from Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen in the north to Kilsund near Arendal in the south. They illustrate Norwegian culture, people, social life and history. Skjølsvik’s sculptural oeuvre is at once local, national and international in its scope.

SOCIAL COMMITMENT

Skjølsvik shows a wide range in both motifs and materials - both in his sculptures, drawings and in his paintings. He is concerned with church art, human challenges and destinies in life, but also the beauty of nature and the good of man.

Photo: Fosnafolket

Tore Bjørn Skjølsvik’s works can be found in the National Museum in Oslo, Trondheim Kunstmuseum and the Norwegian embassy in Rome. He has had many solo exhibitions, has participated in various group exhibitions, and has been awarded numerous scholarships and art prizes.

PERMANENT ART CONSTITUTIONS
As one of the few Norwegian artists, Skjølsvik has collected parts of his art in two art museums bearing his name.

In the fall of 2010, "Gallery Tore Bjørn Skjølsvik" opened at the Cultural Center in Angvik Gamle Handelssted outside Molde and in the spring of 2019 TBS Gallery opened in Oslo. Both museum galleries show a wide selection of his art.

Skjølsvik CV

07. 09. 39 Tvedestrand
Son of Berit Jelmert and Torolf Skjølsvik
Resides in Oslo

Selected Works

ANNIVERSARY MEDAL

1978: Henrik Ibsen relief in platinum, silver and bronze. Norwegian Coin Cabinet, Oslo

SECOND WORLD WAR MEMORIALS

1997: Cissi Klein sculpture in collaboration with Tone Ek, Trondheim
2003: Monument to the Jews Murdered at Auschwitz sculpture, Rosenlunden, Kristiansund

RELIGIOUS MOTIFS AND CHURCH ART

1951: Jesus with the Robbers painting Tingvoll
1972: Calvary painting, Tingvoll
1972: Holy Communion in Nes Church painting, private collection
1973: Christ Speaks painting, Tingvoll
1985: Saint Swithun sculpture, Stavanger
1989: The Mary Sculpture originally in St. Olav's church, Trondheim
1989: Nidaros Cathedral painting, private collection
1991: Church Interior painting, Tingvoll
1992: Tingvoll church etching, Tingvoll
1996: Cathedral Interior painting, Trondheim
1998: The Pilgrim sculpture in collaboration with Liv Bergh, Tønsberg
2000: Oslo Cathedral painting, Church City Mission, Oslo
2000: "The New Jerusalem", sculpture, Spjelkavik Church, Ålesund
2001: Spring Day in Tingvoll Church painting, private collection
2003: The Great Hand sculpture, Church City Mission, Oslo
2014: The Easter Message stained glass, Nordlandet church, Kristiansund

IN EUROPE

1963: The Boy sculpture, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Rome
1982: Mother and Child sculpture, Valjevo, Serbia

HORSES

1975: Vesleblakken sculpture, Rendalen
1980: "Vesleblakken", sculpture National Museum, Oslo.
1987: Over a Hurdel sculpture, private collection
1977: Horse and Foal sculpture, Sunndalsøra
1985: Horse and Rider sculpture, Tingvoll
1990: Rearing Horse and On Rearing Horseback sculpture, private collection
1998: Rex Rodney sculpture, Stavanger 

NORWEGIAN HISTORY

2002: Emigrants Monument sculpture, Kvinesdal

LANDSCAPES

1979: Ravnkloa painting, Bjugn
1981: Sunshine after the Rain painting, Ørland
1993: View from Botngård – Bjugn painting, private collection
1986: Kristiansund Harbour painting, private collection
1994: Boathouses in Snow ink wash, graphics, Trondheim
1997: View from Nidelven painting, VY, Trondheim
1999: View from Tingvoll towards Angvik painting, private collection
2000: Outdoor Restaurant painting, private collection
2000: My Mother’s Childhood Home painting, private collection
2000: View from a Porch painting, private collection
2001: Brosundet Ålesund painting, private collection
2001: Wiev from Eikeland near Arendal painting, private collection
2001: By Akerselven I painting, private collection
2002: In the Garden painting, private collection
2002: View from Ravnkloa painting, private collection
2004: By Akerselven II" painting, private collection
2004: View from Store Buskeskjær I painting, private collection
2007: Square in Prague painting, private collection
2008: View from Store Buskeskjær II painting, private ownership
2009: The Vegetable Market painting, private collection

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1970 Kristiansund
Inland school
Skjølsvik has over 70 works in the public realm, including both sculpture and paintings. Many of these works are exhibited in western Norway and in Trøndelag.
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The Jew monument
2003Kristiansund
At Rosenlunden
Skjølsvik has over 70 works in the public realm, including both sculpture and paintings. Many of these works are exhibited in western Norway and in Trøndelag.
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1990Ålesund
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Skjølsvik has over 70 works in the public realm, including both sculpture and paintings. Many of these works are exhibited in western Norway and in Trøndelag.