Tegneklubben (The Drawing Club) is a collaborative artist collective consisting of Bjørn Bjarre, Ulf Verner Carlsson, Paul Dring, Terje Nicolaisen and Martin Skauen. They meet sporadically to drink bear, eat cheese doodles, draw and chat about almost everything, except the unchatable. During the sessions the drawings turn from promising to bad, and sometimes from uninteresting to funny.
Of all the thousands of drawings the club has produced, there are some that we actually like! Tegneklubben never erase a line, they never sign a drawing, and they never talk about Tegneklubben. Their mission as artists is to fight the power of the art bureaucracy and the instrumentalization of meaning, and they also work hard to blur the line between drawing and their drawing equipment. Together they yearn for a certain kind of uncompleteness that can only be accomplished by accumulating endless piles of paper.
Some of their most popular subjects include the power of language, meta art-world commentary, sublimity, bad painting, eroticism and the nasty body, color-field psychosis, dysfunctional furniture, portraits of gnomes and ideas for unrealizable public art projects.
I skyggen av kaninen ~ Numer, Oslo, 2005
Ocensurerat flöde ~ Sydsvenskan, Malmö, Novemeber 2007
Gutteklubben grell ~ Morgenbladet, Oslo, March 2008
Slitasjeskadet Høstutstilling ~ Aftenposten, Oslo, September 2010
En visuell ørkenvandring ~ NRK, Oslo, September 2010
Estetisk polert politikk ~ Oda Bhar, Dagsavisen, Oslo, September 2010
Olsson anbefaler ~ Morgenbladet, Oslo, 13-19 July 2012
Femhodet troll pynter Oslo S ~ Aktiv i Oslo, July 2012
Alle mennesker tegner ~ fineart.no, 2012