MFASO Lecture

Andreas Siqueland

Sunday, October 23, 2016

3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Painting Across the Atlantic

In 2015 the Norwegian artist Andreas Siqueland sailed from Aarhus, Denmark to St. John´s, Canada onboard two different sailboats. Along the way he realized a number of paintings. The voyage came out of a long-term interest in outdoor painting. The lecture will offer an account of the paintings made before, during and after the journey, and how different studio situations can influence the painting process.

Andreas Siqueland’s paintings are primarily landscapes in oil, ink and watercolour on board, paper and canvas. His works play on the active relationship between the conditions in which a painting is made and the ‘what’ it depicts. They deal with notions of translation, re-enactment, and repetition. Working both outside and inside, Siqueland often lets the concrete situation, such as changing weather conditions or restrictions imposed by architecture, play an active role in making the work. From 2009 to 2012, Siqueland was a research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo with the project A Place for Painting. In 2012/2013 he had an artist in residence in Fogo Island. Recently he has been working on two different public commissions including a large-scale painting entitled Big Green Wave for the University of Tromsø. Recent exhibitions include Winterstudio/Hansplassen, Kunstmuseet Kube, Ålesund (2015), I’m the Ocean, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst (2013), Pleinairism, Walter Phillips Gallery The Banff Centre (2013), A Box and Picture, The Academy of Fine Art, Oslo (2012); Winterstudio, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Bærum (2011); Momentum - 6th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss (2011); Practice for a Sunset, Tidens Krav, Oslo (2011); Villa Moderne, Alexandra Dyvi Gallery, Oslo (2009); and Pleinairism, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík (2008).

Siqueland’s paintings will be on display at the Regina Rex Gallery in Chinatown from the 23rd of October to December 4th.

The talk is gernerously sponsored by Regina Rex, The Office for Contempoary Art Norway, and the Hunter MFA Program.