The Other Skyline
Opening: Friday April 26th, 20:00
Open: April 27th – 28th, 2-5 PM
The exhibition The Other Skyline displays recent paintings from an ongoing series by Lina Norell, drawing inspiration from artificial landscapes and nature adapted to the gains and pleasure of humans. Norell’s scenery projects a mixed sense of triumph and melancholia, balancing the playful color codes of theme parks and the careful symmetry of garden installations with a sense of struggle and restraint. Mundane reality crashes into an idealized hyperreality as we have yet to decide whether these landscapes are under construction or desolate testaments to a loss of control.
Lina Norell (b. 1983) lives and works in Oslo. She holds a degree in Fine Art and Art History from Goldsmiths College in London. Her work has previously been shown in Kunsthall Oslo; Trondheim Bi-annual; North-South Galleries, San Francisco; Shoreditch Town Hall, London and most recently in a solo exhibition at Konstfrämjandet Värmlands Konstnärsförbund in Karlstad.