© Photo by: Elvira Horvei, 2018.

Øivin Horvei (b. 1977) Oslo.

Øivin Horvei is a self-taught artist that uses traditional materials with a nod to vintage aesthetics and contemporary sensibility to create larger poignant reflections on human conditions and doings. His often surreal paintings evoke the sometimes joyful and at other times melancholic spirit of mankind. In addition to mixed media works on paper and canvas, Horvei’s work includes publications, photos, videos, installations, and motorized sculptures together with large scale commissioned pieces, which help to build more complete images of his strange and wonderful visions of life. He’s been featured in numerous publications including Juxtapoz Magazine and The New York Times. During the night he works a clerk at Fatty Morgana’s Daylien Deli & Convenience which is open 24hrs. They have ATM inside and offer a wide range of services such as: Lottery Tickets, Phone Cards, Cigarettes, Soda, Cold Soda, Energy Drinks, Food, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Magazines, Newspapers, Daily Specials, Discount Days, Phone Service and More.