Brazilian artist Gabriela Giroletti’s luminous, elemental paintings are rooted in the emotional experience of being in nature. To stand amid her paintings is to enter a shifting landscape, to tunnel deep beneath the earth or to become submerged in a shimmering pool. Mingling Currents, her second solo exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, presents a new series of translucent, fluid forms that explore the sensations and movements of water – flowing currents, rippling light, weightlessness and depth. Click here to read more.
On View Until the 15th of April,
10 March – 15 April
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Two men in white briefs stand on opposite sides of a paddling pool amid a verdant garden filled with dark green, leafy plants and slender palm trees. All around them are objects associated with leisure activities – a surfboard, basketball, bicycle, a deck chair. But the mood is subdued, the figures’ expressions vague and detached. This tension, between lush landscapes and vacant figures, motion and stillness, is characteristic of Audun Alvestad’s latest series of paintings which continue his explorations into the concept of leisure.
As if you had a choice in the matter, the artist’s fifth solo exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, marks a shift in focus away from crowded waterpark and rollercoasters to quiet domestic settings – private gardens and backyards – that are both more secluded and subdued. Within these paradisal settings, Alvestad considers the ways in which we attempt to fit in while also finding a sense of comfort and stability in an otherwise turbulent world. Click here to read more