Welcome to the exhibition opening on Thursday 26 April at 6 pm.
Arne Ingvaldsen's drawings are seemingly direct with a solid form against a white background; positive against negative. It is only when textures, surfaces, light and depth begin to intermingle, that Ingvaldsen's work really comes into its own.
I'm showing a selection of drawings with charcoal on paper. Some in the form of short series, others as stand-alone work. What is it that creates the character of an object? This has interested me with the work of sculpture and installations.
In the drawings, I seek to get close to an expression of something that is concrete and objective, without it becoming an illustration of a form of naturalism. My drawings can give the impression of something three-dimensional and tangible, while at the same time remaining purely graphic objects. In drawing, the central elements are light, space and mass, but in a different way than in sculpture.
Sources of ideas can be, for example, a sunlit facade, a brickedwall corner, a folded, translucent sheet of paper. Or purely abstract forms. My goal is to surpass a stage of realism, to something that is known to be more universal in a sensual way. (Arne Ingvaldsen)
Arne Ingvaldsen (1947) is a graduate of the Bergen Academy of the Arts, and NTNU, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Trondheim. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, such as Kunsthuset Kabuso, gallery USF, Bergen, Trøndelag center for contemporary art, and LIAlab, Bogota, Columbia. Ingvaldsen's works have been purchased for a number of public decorations such as the Working Environment Institute, Oslo, Børstad sports park / Sport Arena, Hamar municipality, and Idda Arena, Kristiansand.
The exhibition is supported by Kulturrådet and Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond.
Events during the exhibition period
Sunday 29 April at 13: 'Meet the artists'. Ane Landfald and Arne Ingvaldsen hold guided tours of their exhibitions.
Tegnerforbundet has guided tours every Wednesday at 16.30 pm. during the exhibition period. For updates on current events, check our website and Facebook.
A selection of Arne Ingvaldsen's works from the exhibition is available in our online store. Find out more here .