Terje Roalkvam shows pencil and charcoal drawings in combination with various natural materials, on paper and directly on the wall. The works revolve around geometry found in nature and a constructed geometry. With a sensuous approach, they investigate different possibilities of interaction between the materials and the drawing. The works point to formal contrasts and connections between a drawn line or a geometric basic shape, and fragments of natural materials such as stone, wood and coal. They seek a balance between man's need for a system and the diversity of natural materials.
Terje Roalkvam (b. 1948). Educated at the Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole and the Art Academy in Warsaw. Since the 1970s, Roalkvam has had many solo exhibitions and participated in a large number of group exhibitions both at home and abroad, including Stenersenmuseet, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum og Kunstnerforbundet (separate exhibitions) and Statens Kunstutstilling (Høstutstilling) eight times. Roalkvam has also been purchased for several public collections: the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lillehammer Art Museum, Museum Sztuki, Lodz (PL), Minneapolis Institute of Art (USA), Gothenburg Art Museum to name a few.