Deep Beneath the Atlantic Sea
Among coral reefs and old debris
Lays an ancient city
A city of light
Swept in darkness
Not far from where life was born
But not all earths children di their mother well
Maybe that’s why they where swallowed by the swell
Punishment for taking slaves
As the sea was rising
The citizens were trapped inside
Made into Poseidon’s bride
There they had to change their ways
Make an end to their predatory days
Evolve to solve
Not to conquer
That’s how they remerged
And once again bathed in sunlight
Only to see
That we are as they used to be
The artist duo has since its conception worked towards creating an artwork based mythology encompassing themes of philosophy, politics, science and religion. If you inject these topics with a solid dose of dystopia and a colour palette that would make Hockney, Murakami and Warhol envious and you’ll have the collaboration known only as Guttestreker.
Petter Malterud Grøndahl (b. 1989) and Christoffer Kroge Christensen (b. 1990) has an artist collaboration unique in the Norwegian contemporary art scene. They work, each in their own way, on large scope artworks where they delve into topics relevant for our day and age. They will often spend half a year on each separate piece. Petter and Christoffer found each other artistically late in the fall of 2015 and this journey, based on their collective interest in science and philosophy, began. Since then they have opened their own gallery, art print studio and have been exhibited widely in their native country, Norway. Upcoming exhibitions for 2023 is at Detour gallery opening April 27th in New York, USA and Soli Brug, Norway, in August.
Previously they have been commissioned projects by Amnesty, Toogoodtogo, Mercedes Benz, Redbull and Microsoft Norway, just to name a few.