Andreas Siqueland: Painting Across the Atlantic
Opening in our project space: Sunday, October 23rd, 6-8pm
Evening. Setting sail on the Atlantic. The course was to follow the Norse route via the Shetlands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland. Small panels were prepared with plaster ground and stowed in a travel case doubling as easel. A sailboat is a studio without a fixed position. Time rocks back and forth. The panels accrue the rise and fall, recording a coming about. Waves fall into waves, clouds move forward, birds fly down, curved lines and circles. Pink blue violet white yellow, sometimes silver. Icebergs crack, sizzle and pass away in the night.
Morning. Harborside, Regina Rex. These placeless paintings leave the theater of the sea to become paintings in a painted landscape. Stuck on an island. Diminutive, rough-hewn and elusive they float on buoyant after images. Wood on canvas. Waves fall into waves, clouds move forward, birds fly down, curved lines and circles. Pink blue violet white yellow, sometimes silver. Scale, color, texture and form. A call and response in harmony and dissonance. Here isn't there, there isn't here.
-Sarah Ganz Blythe
Andreas Siqueland lives and works in Oslo. Siqueland's paintings are primarily landscapes in oil, ink and watercolor on board, paper and canvas. Working both outside and inside, he often lets the concrete situation, such as changing weather conditions or restrictions imposed by architecture, play an active role in making the work. Recently he has been exploring these conditions on painting through large-scale works.
From 2009-2012 Siqueland was a research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo with the project A Place for Painting. In 2012 and 2013 he had a residency on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Recent commissions include Big Green Wave, a large-scale mural for the University of Tromso, Norway. His exhibitions include Winterstudio/Hansplassen, Kunstmuseum Kube, Alesund (2015), Land?s End, The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, The University of Chicago, I?m the Ocean, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway (2013), Pleinairism, The Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada (2013), and Imagine Being Here Now, The 6th Momentum Biennial, Moss, Norway (2011)
The exhibition is generously supported by: