Hariton Pushwagner, pop art artist
Hariton Pushwagner, artist name for Terje Brofos, born Oslo, 1940, a Norwegian pop art artist. Pushwagner, one of the most important Norwegian contemporary artists, gained a wide international recognition in the past years. He was awarded at the XIIth Vilnius Painting Triennial 2004 for the continued expressionism in the new context.
Highlight at the 5th berlin biennial for contemporary art 2008 and the 16th Biennale of Sydney 2008. Pushwagner was awarded the prize for the best contribution at the annual Norwegian State Exhibition 2008.
Pushwagner finished his education at the State´s School of Art and Design of Oslo in 1959. He states that he quit drawing for a period after his studies, and that he struggled for several years to find his personal style.
||Pushwagner describes himself as a spiritual student of Norwegian author Axel Jensen, whom he met in 1968. He has illustrated Jensen´s book And the Rest is Written in the Stars / Og resten står skrivd i stjernene (1995).
Pushwagner won back the rights to his drawings from Morten Dreyer in Oslo Courthouse 10.29.2009.
J O B K I L L
It´s said about Pushwagner´s painting "JOBKILL" that it is one of the most comprehensive and detailed artwork in the world. The picture is regarded as one of the artists main works and is one of six panels in the painting-frieze titled APOCALYPSE.
JOBKILL is owned by the National Museum Norway. The painting is on display at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, in conjunction with the exhibition 40/40, terminiating 5th January 2009.