"(...) Fagerås makes sculptures which have evolved in quite an original direction. With these works he is able to show a technically refined idiom in clay, marble, or various alloys, to create figures that exist in an atmosphere of suspended time. They seem to show an intimate, introverted, and insecure human dimension with a unique emotional and physical expression. These works have a presence that, in a puzzling way, destabilize the typical repertoire of poses, both within the classical academic tradition and the more realistic tradition, which takes its point of departure in ordinary human behaviour.

The distinctive originality in Fagerås' work lies, in my opinion, in its fascinating ambivalence of style and expression. His sculptures are both an expression of a conscious investigation of the limits of sculptural representation, and at the same time a passionate and at times nostalgic attempt to give his figures an authentic living tension. He tries to capture the essence of his models' individuality by maintaining the ephemerality of a gesture or a moment of their existence, and in that sense the core of his sculptures is just as much space as time; an eternal present. (...)"

The Fascinating Vulnerability of Sculpture, Francesco Poli

Born 1975. Lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Pietrasanta, Italy.

Education
1997/01 Oslo National Academy of Fine Art
1996/97 The National College of Arts and Crafts
1995/96 Apprentice of artist Jan V. Sæther


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021 Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg
2020 Galleri Haaken, Oslo
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2016 The Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø
2016 The Vigeland Museum, Oslo
2010 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2006 Blomqvist, Oslo

Selected commisions and collections
Haukeland Hospital, Bergen/ KORO
Norske Selskab
The Norwegian Office of the Prime Minister
Sparebanken DIN, Bø
Selvaag Gruppen, Oslo and Alfaz del Sol, Spain
City of Narvik, Peace Memorial
Hurtigruten A/S, the polar cruise ship MS Fram
St.Olav Hospital, Trondheim
The Central Bank of Norway
City of Skien, Norway
Parco Ibsen, Sorrento, Italy
Roald Amundsen Memorial/ City of Oslo
The Ibsen Museum, Oslo
Galleri Jennestad Sculpture Garden
City of Ålesund, Monument to J. Rønneberg
Ferd
Kirkenes Hospital
Monument to A. H. Lindstrøm, Hammerfest

Selected awards and grants
The Wessel Award by Norske Selskab
Government Grant for Artists, 2014-2024, Arts Council Norway