“Marvin Halleraker is awarded the prize for his unparalleled ability to artistically interpret and present complex issues that concern us all. He possesses a unique ability to make the incomprehensible immediately comprehensible through visual expressions with high artistic quality. His drawings are at an international top-level, as is his production volume, distributing artistic comments on ongoing issues under heavy time pressure,” says Martin Eia-Revheim, leader of the jury.
The jury states in its justification that Halleraker has, over the years, impressed his audience through his extraordinary ideas, his rare observational ability, and brilliant technique.
“Many of us have been touched by his works throughout the years. Recent examples include comments on the U.S. presidential elections and the Covid-19 pandemic. Where our words become impoverished, his drawings, in contrast, can enrich the description. He is a world-class artist who stands out far beyond Norway’s borders,” says Eia-Revheim.