Eirik Audunson Skaar
Eirik Audunson Skaar is a visual artist and writer. He graduated in journalism from Volda University College and worked until 2008 as a journalist, making documentaries on current affairs and news. In 2009 he decided to turn his professional life around and started studying fine art at the Oslo Art Academy, from which he graduated with a master’s degree in 2014. Eirik Audunson’s community projects combine plastic pollution awareness and artistic creation. Students at the school are invited to participate in beach clean-ups, the identification of found plastic by use and origin and, finally, the recycling of plastic into reliefs and outdoor sculptures in public spaces. It is worth mentioning the installation The Plastic Sun, which was made in Trondheim and has been shown in various places in Norway, including the Trondheim Museum of Arts & Crafts, and will be exhibited in Barcelona, at c. de la Palla 19, during Drap- Art’22, thanks to a grant for the transfer of the work from the municipality of Trondheim. Audunson has received several grants from the Norwegian Arts Council to create and write about art. The project The Chain of Mermaid Tears about microplastics which he developed in 2022 during his stay in Barcelona with 70 children in 4th grade of primary school at the Rubio i Ors School in Reus and is exhibited in the framework of Drap-Art, has been made possible thanks to the support of The Norwegian Retailers’ Environmental Fund.