HM Queen Sonja (b. 1937) often uses her own landscape photographs as a starting point for her motives. The photograph, or a detail of the photograph is transferred onto the printing plate and further reworked and processed. Her Majesty often works in series. The proximity to the motif and a continual experimentation with different colour and formal combinations, create abstract images. The effects of light, texture and structures are important ingredients in the art works.
Queen Sonja will show a selection of brand new works from the project “North-South-East-West” in this exhibition. In this project the photographic starting point is taken even further. With the aid of stencils, thinner and printing plates, the Queen has experimented with decoding and re-interpreting the landscape motif. Distinctive contours are strengthened by fresh colour combinations. The images become symbols for the cardinal directions, interpreted in relation to Norwegian nature.
Exhibition period: 3. June – 15. September 2021