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Peik Elias explores the intersubjective and transcendent, weaving fragmented narratives and allusions to both historical eras and contemporary myths throughout his work. His visual language serves as a mirror to life's contrasts: the weighty and the ethereal, the tragic and the comic.


Central to Peik’s process is the utilization of tacit knowledge. Rather than imposing meaning onto the artwork, he allows the pieces to unfold through interchange. He emphasizes the primacy of imagery, positing that prior to language, it was through symbols that humanity communicated, echoing the foundational role of visual language in shaping our earliest perceptions and dialogues. Through imagery, we tap into the depths of the subconscious, evoking visceral emotions and insights.

His point of departure is that logic can’t fully grasp being, and that visual language stimulates reflection inaccessible to words alone. While modern science may explain the physical aspects of human existence, art delves into the intangible aspects of human experience. He invites viewers to engage with his pieces, prompting encounters with art as transformative acts of co-creation, where the viewer contributes to the formulation of meaning.

Peik's artistic journey has led him to exhibit in galleries, art houses, public libraries, and theaters across Europe. He holds a master’s degree in Fine Art from Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, coupled with a master degree in design from The Oslo School of Architecture and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, complemented by a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Having resided and worked in Greece, Italy, Germany, Austria, Denmark, and the rugged landscapes of northern Norway, his practice is imbued with the rich tapestry of cultural influences and experiences.

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Peik Elias

Member of LNM and NBK



2023: TB 12, Oslo

2022: Oppland Kunstsenter

2022: Taiteen Talo (Konstens hus), Turku

2022: Galleri 69, Oslo

2022: Østlandsutstillingen, Lillehammer

2022: K-U-K, Trondheim

2022: Nils Aas Kunstverksted, Inderøy

2022: Østlandsutstillingen, Lillestrøm 

2022: Trøndelag teater, Trondheim 

2022: Trondheim Public Library 

2021: Hjelp, Gallery Kit, Trondheim 

2021: SHED, Nyhavna, Trondheim

2020: Trondheim Open, Trondheim

2020: Galleri KIT, Trondheim

2020: Rouleur, Oslo 

2019: Galleri Briskeby, Oslo 

2018: Kunsternes hus, Oslo

2017: Studio Enogførti, Oslo

2016: Posthalle, Wien

2016: Die Angewandte, Wien 

grants, residencies, purchases & awards

2024: Residency Snetha, Athens

2024: Residency Esto Association, Athens

2022: Residency Atelier Austmarka

2022: Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere, Kulturrådet

2021: Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond Stipend

2021: Skisreder Tom Wilhelmsens Stiftelse Legat

2020: Purchased by NHO

2014: Nordic Lights Design Finalist

2014: AHO Works Nominee


2020-22: Master of Fine Art, Art Academy in Trondheim. NTNU

2011-18: Master in Design, The Oslo School of Architecture and                 Design, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

2010-19: Bachlor in Philosophy, University of Tromsø and                           University of Oslo

2009-10: Borups Art School, Copenhagen

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