Toffe Bogen

TB Caught-in-the-middle-180-x-140-cm

1981- , Oslo


After a childhood with strong ties to the arts, Toffe Bogen began his artistic training at Oslo Drawing and painting school in 2002. He was there introduced to life drawing and oil painting. Painting with oils on canvas immediately cought his interest, here he finished a three year diploma in painting and drawing. Wanting to learn more about classical art and its techniques Toffe looked abroad to the school The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. The school is a modernization of academic residency training from 1900-‘s. With drawing and anatomy studies as the foundation for both painting and sculpture. Completing a three year diploma in sculpture 2008 he also did a 2 year specialization in painting. In 2010 he returned to the school as an instructor in drawing.


His work has been shown in galleries and shows in Europe, America and the Caribbean. Toffe returned to Oslo in 2014 after years abroad in Italy and the Caribbean.
He is currently a studio resident at the renowned artist collective Ekely in Oslo where he continues to draw, paint, sculpt and tutor.

“With my sculptures, I work in clay and then cast in bronze. I paint with oil and draw with charcoal. Depicting reality as I see fit, using craft traditions.”


2010- 2012The Florence Academy of Art, Drawing Instructor/ 2 year Scolarship. Florence/ Italy
2008- 2010The Florence Academy of Art, 2 year Specialization Painting. Florence/ Italy.
2005- 2008The Florence Academy of Art, 3 year Diploma Sculpture. Florence/ Italy.
2002- 2005Oslo Drawing & Painting School, 3 year Diploma Painting. Oslo/ Norway.

Utstillinger (utvalg)

2018-Galleri Nobel, Oslo
2016A- Team Summer, Group Show Gallery A, Vibes gt. Oslo/ Norway.
2016The Peacock, Group Show Grunerløkka, Oslo/ Norway.
2015A- Team Winter, Group Show Gallery A, Vibes gt. Oslo/ Norway.
2014Local Landscapes, Solo Exhibition Montpellier Plantation, Nevis/ West- Indies.
2013Caribbean Paintings, Solo Exhibition Four Seasons Resort, Nevis/ West- Indies.
2013Caribbean Postcard, Galleri A, Solo Exhibition Oslo/ Norway.
2012Alumni Exhibition Group Show, Richard J. Massey Foundation. New York/ US.
2012Alumni Exhibition Group Show, J.W. Patterson Gallery. London/ UK
2011Concilio Europeo dell`Arte, Group Show Bertolli Gallery, Venice/ Italy.
2010The Society of Portrait Sculptors, Group Show The Gallery 28, Cork st. London/ UK.
2010Gallery Harald Kjeldaas, Group Show Oslo/ Norway.
2010The Fifth Alumni Exhibition, Corsini Stables, Group Show Florence/ Italy.
2010Young Collectors Show, Ann Long Fine arts. Group Show Charleston, S.Carolina, US.
2009The Fourth Alumni Exhibition, W.h. Patterson Gallery. Group Show London/ UK.
2009The Society of Portrait Sculptors, Group Show ( Honorable mention,young artist of the year.) London/ UK.
2009The Fourth Alumni Exhibition, Group Show Florence/ Italy.