The artist duo; Guttestreker, consisting of Petter Malterud Grøndahl and Christoffer Kroge Christensen, has collaborated since a late night drawing session in the fall of 2015. Their collective artistic vision quickly materialised and has since made them a household name in the Norwegian capital. While neither of them having a formal artistic education has given them a non-traditional approach to art, and their method and creative process is anchored in what they refer to as Illustrated Philosophy.
Their beliefs are of science, and their art follows its tenets. Based on scientific discoveries, historical events and academic literature each artwork often has a defined thematic focus. Be it feast, famine, religion or exploitation, Guttestreker’s goal is to lure the spectator in and make them deliberate on the challenges facing their generation. These dystopian depictions are made utilising minute details in grand compositions, all of which focus the attention of the viewer towards the overarching thematic of the individual artwork. Often this dystopia is pictured with funny figures, exciting perspectives and vibrant colours, this is a conscious effort by the artists. By making the artworks more accessible and exciting to the audience they aim to inform and educate while keeping with their own visually exhilarating aesthetic.