Matias Faldbakken | the artist
Pseudonym: Abo Rasul
Born 1973, Hobro, Denmark.
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Matias Faldbakken is fascinated with systems of knowledge, of power, order and exchange. He is interested in how art and artists can be active participants in these systems, and uses text to highlight their influence. Faldbakken has written two novels under the pseudonym Abo Rasul (Macht und Rebel and The Cocka Hola Company). These highlight the differences and similarities of the so-called underground and the mainstream, and between the ‘independent’ and the ‘commercial’ in everyday life - subjects that are central to Faldbakken’s recent art practice.