October 2012

ONE is an event based exhibition concept initiated and organized by Sex Tags and Trykkeriet. For each presentation a new artist is invited to collaborate with Sex Tags on a time limited, site specific project. Each events takes place at Trykkeriet.

For the ONE #4, Sex Tags invited Johannes Høie who works using classical drawing traditions but with an experimental approach to the medium.

Høie´s drawings forges a visual mythology portraying the disintegration of individual and society. Chaos and order. Høie is promiscuously approaching art, it´s traditions and history with coincidental respect and boldness. Finding interest in different segments of history, culture and art. Ignoring conventions as high and low, gaining freedom to splurge in the treasure-chamber of artistic traditions. Thus finding jewels and hidden paths between the apexes of iconography and visual codes across time and cultures. Everything finds it´s own logic in Høie´s visual grammar. Sometimes embodying as aggressive expressionism or shaping into lurking psycological poetry.

Johannes Høie (born 1981), graduated as MA student from the National Art Academy in Oslo in 2008. He has amongst other been exhibiting his work in New York, Berlin, Santiago, Oslo, Lisabon, Udine and Hong Kong.

The ONE exhibition series received funds from the Norwegian Arts Council and the Municipality of Bergen.