HAPPENINGText: Victor Moreno

Galleri Haaken. Photo: Carl Henrik Tillberg

Galleri Haaken from Oslo, Norway, presented some drawings by Norwegian artist Kristin Nordhøy (b. 1977). She has exhibited internationally with a main focus on Scandinavia, a few cities in Europe and also at the Scandinavia House in New York.

Kristin Nordhøy, Interlace 9, 2020, Charcoal and oil on canvas, 160 x 155 cm © Kristin Nordhøy

Her drawings are a series of lines drawn by hand with a ruler. It is very interesting, looking at her work, on one hand you imagine the process of her work just like doodling down in a headspace of relaxation or even meditation, and calmness. On the other hand, the op art nature of the geometrical lines creates a visual effect causing some sort of dizziness. Perhaps, that is the reason why the drawings are accompanied with a pillow made of Norwegian marble perfectly polished, as if it were some sort of installation altogether, just in case the dizziness makes you chill down and take a nap.

Exhibition “Diamonds Are Forever” by Andreas Glad, 2021, Courtesy of Berg Gallery

Swedish art gallery Berg exhibited “Diamonds Are Forever” a work by Swedish artist Andreas Glad. The work exhibited it was inherently ‘meta’, since he first created a three-dimensional model, then iluminstes it, and finally embraced realistic painting depicting the model itself. He works with a strong contrast between light and shadow. These models are like excerpts of the world, “neighbourhoods reinforces the surfaces of the buildings, the emptiness of the streets and the mercilessness of the sun and highlights the move from a horizon – to a futuristic drone-perspective on the landscape,” he explained.

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