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Per Fronth, born 1963, is an internationally reknowned Norwegian artist, represented by museums and galleries worldwide. His works are in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan, Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, Sørlandet Kunstmuseum, Norway, as well as in numerous private collections, like Sting & Trudie Styler and former US Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize Laurate Al Gore, MGM Grand , The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Grand Hyatt New York, and NATO.
Fronths storylines often focuses on the challenging aspects of the Human Condition. He has produced many controversial – and yet successful exhibitions, like the Xingu Chronicles, New York, 1998 about the peoples of the brazilian rainforest fight for their deserved rights over their own land, BLOODLINES, London, 2000, focusing on the now outlawed English foxhunt with Prince Charles – and the successful Theatre of War, addressing the struggle of exporting western democracy by the gun in war-torn Afghanistan. His reocurring series Archipelago draws its inspiration from his own childhood by the coastline in Southern Norway.
Per Fronth works with photography as his raw-material, creating photography as paintings; with representation of reality through the medium photography as only one of his works components, making his art a unique voice in contemporary art. Not the least has his background as a former photojournalist in Verdens Gang, Norways largest daily, with worldstage as his backdrop, formed his visual point of view, his thematic storylines – and his artistic output. Fronth produces works in large format – and has over the last few years concentraded on monumental commissioned artworks and projects.