25 years in art - Paintings – Sculptures – Drawings
This summer (1998) Process Norsk Kunstbruk presents a large retrospective exhibition of the painter, draftsman and sculptor Reidun Aafløy Hansen.
Born in Vardal, Norway, the artist now lives and works at Valler in Bærum near Oslo.The exhibition marks her 25 years of activity in the art world.
Aafløy Hansen has achieved much in a short period of time. In large paintings with richly composed colours she has worked expressively, abstractly and figuratively. Colour have always been a major theme in her paintings.
Her figurative motives are mainly faces, masks and heads, occasionally with figures in life size.
She is dark and 'wild' in her expressive period, where the pictures are strongly abstracted. In the fully abstract period that started about 1994, the works become considerably lighter and more balanced.
Special attention should be paid to Reidun Aafløy Hansen`s sculptures. As a sculptor she is intimate, preferring motives of women and children, mainly heads and torsos. She likes to call them `Soul Images`.
Also as draftsman Reidun Aafløy Hansen prefer large formats. Her figures can be dramatic in motion, calm, or mask-life faces and heads.
The exhibition also includes a retrospect of Reidun Aafløy Hansen`s earliest works from her tIme at the Academy and other art schools. The retrospective approach gives us insight into how and artistic career is shaped, how the artist liberates herself from her teachers and finds her own path in art.
The exhibition comprises of 230 works. Some works are for sale.
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