SIW LURÅS

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Summer Exhibition-15, Royal Academy of Arts, London

P1000681x200

08.06 - 16.08

Deltar som eneste norsk kunstner med bildet "Organisme 10".
WEB: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/summer-exhibition-2015

Artwork statement from Siw Lurås
“Organisme 10” is part of a series of 14 prints, variations over the same title. Mixing graphic techniques like etching, drypoint, and photogravure is a significant part of my work. For this work etching and woodcut are used. Organisme is a title that opens up for multiple associations. Although colour and form are the main elements in my work, memories and influences from old gardens follow me in the process, like traces from plants, the forms of the leaves, the colour of the flowers, the web of the spider and the dancing butterflies.

 

 

Østlandsutstillingen - 2015

ostlandsutstillingen2015

06.06 - 05.07 OSLO
17.01 - 18.03 2016 Landesbibliothek, KIEL

WEB: http://www.ostlandsutstillingen.no/

Statement
The series “Letter from a distant place” and “Outside my window“ are prints based on my photos from a journey to Indonesia. The title of the work are references to places and impressions from what I experienced during this journey. I have also used “automatic writing” for the comments to my works.

Taking part in the New Year’s celebration for the Hindus and meeting with people from another civilisation, rites and symbols are there to question your own place of living, and who you are.

Can the identity of human beings be influenced by visiting a certain place? It is not necessarily so, but I do believe a place can influence the identity of human beings. The places where my photos were taken have made an impact on me and also in my artwork, even after a visit of limited time.