Watch out for: Solveig Lønseth

I visited the National Theatre in Oslo this past weekend, and spotted some prints by an up ad coming Norwegian artist I think is well worth mentioning. Her name is Solveig Lønseth, and she has had several solo shows here in Norway. The current one is a collection of inkjet prints mounted on aluminium which proudly hangs in the National Theatre, in honour of their Henrik Ibsen. These pieces are in fact inspired by the words of well known Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet, Henrik Ibsen. The seven pieces are said to be inspired by seven specific quotes that all reference the ocean, time and eternity, themes I think she has captured very well. The deep colours and tension of the tranquil drama in these pieces are truly powerful and aesthetically very pleasing. I sure wouldn't mind them in my own possession (!), though luckily for the public, these are for everyone to enjoy at the theatre until September 22nd.

The following images are borrowed from the artist website which you can find here, which is currently being updated. Do check it out to see the rest of the seven works. While you're at it, check out the theatres website for more on the artist and how her work reflects one of Norways most influential playwrights. 

 

Kanhænde jeg sejler min Skude paa Grund;  Men saa er det dog dejligt at fare! (Henrik Ibsen, Kjærlighedens Komedie) 2014 Inkjet print, mounted on aluminium 99,4 x 99,4 cm - 100 x 100 cm framed

Kanhænde jeg sejler min Skude paa Grund; 

Men saa er det dog dejligt at fare!

(Henrik Ibsen, Kjærlighedens Komedie)

2014

Inkjet print, mounted on aluminium

99,4 x 99,4 cm - 100 x 100 cm framed

Evigt ejes kun det tabte (Henrik Ibsen, Brand) 2014 Inkjet print, mounted on aluminium 99,4 x 99,4 cm - 100 x 100 cm framed

Evigt ejes

kun det tabte

(Henrik Ibsen, Brand)

2014

Inkjet print, mounted on aluminium

99,4 x 99,4 cm - 100 x 100 cm framed

Hendes hjem er her ude på frihedens hav,  hvor digterens skude kan spejle sig af (Henrik Ibsen, Tak) 2014 Inkjet print, mounted on aluminium 99,4 x 99,4 cm - 100 x 100 cm framed

Hendes hjem er her ude på frihedens hav, 

hvor digterens skude kan spejle sig af

(Henrik Ibsen, Tak)

2014

Inkjet print, mounted on aluminium

99,4 x 99,4 cm - 100 x 100 cm framed