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The group show “Stolte setuasjoner” was inituated by the Norwegian state in connection with the Norwegian constitution celebration 1814-2014. The director of NK Dale, Arild H. Eriksen and artist Lars Korff Lofthus were orginators and curators. Besides me the show Stolte setuasjoner contained of the painters Lars Korff Lofthus, Bente Louise Aas, Ingrid Toogood and Harald Fenn.

The theme for this gathering of norwegian painters was how the image of Norway, that largely was formed by the national romantic painters at the end of the 19th century, has an affect on how we, as painters, see and depict the norwegian landscape today. The results were shown at a a norwegian exhibition tour at the Kabuso Art Hall in Hardanger (2014), at Hå Gamle Prestegård outside Stavanger (2014) and at Sogn- and Fjordane Art Museum in Førde (2015).

Up to the exhibition I spent a two months recidency at Nordisk kunstnarsenter in Dale http://www.nkdale.no/ at the west coast of Norway, where I made a large series of small oil paintings. In the spirit of the 19th century romantic painters, that came to bring forth the image of the norwegian landscape, I climbed the same mountain each day to get a new view of the mountain Blægja. As a parallell process I made big scale paintings in the studio at the Dale residency, depicting Blægja after memory.

See pdf of the catalog “Stolte setuasjoner” here:  stoltesetuationer-katalog

 

yes04   Blægja seen from Jøtulshaugen 12th February 2014.

 

 

ba%cc%8806               Blægja 17/2.  Oil on canvas. 16 x 22 cm.

 

 

  Blægja seen from Jøtulshaugen 17th February 2014.

 

 

ba%cc%8802                Blægja 17/2.  Oil on canvas. 24 x 33 cm.

 

 

yes03   Blægja seen from Jøtulshaugen 11th February 2014.

 

 

ba%cc%8803            Blægja 11/2. Oil on canvas.24 x 33 cm.

 

 

yes06   Blægja seen from Jøtulshaugen 12th February 2014.

 

 

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ba%cc%8804                                                Blægja 12/2. Oil on canvas. 22 x 16 cm.

 

 

ba%cc%8801                                                 Blægja 12/2. Oil on canvas.33 x 24 cm.

 

 

 

yes10           Blægja seen from Jøtulshaugen 21st March 2014.

 

 

yes11            Blægja seen from Jøtulshaugen 21st March 2014.

 

 

yes05  Blægja February 2014.

 

 

rosa Blægja as I remeber it February – March 2014.Drypastels, pigments, graphite and oilpaint on canvas. 200 x 139 cm.

 

 

pastellDalsfjorden as I remember it February – March 2014. Oilpastels on black paper. 150 x 250 cm.