London Paint Club

Kristin Hjellegjerde (Wansworth) – Vibeke Slyngstad: dor beetles slumbering at dusk

16 October - 13 November, 2021
Vibeke Slyngstad, Shuafat XIV, 2021, Oil on canvas, 105 x 150 cms, 41 17/50 x 59 3/50 inches, © The Artist, Courtesy of Kristin Hjellegjerde London

Tall stems of flowers, grass and reeds tower against the sky as soft sunlight streams through their leaves. Norwegian artist Vibeke Slyngstad’s exquisitely rendered paintings take the perspective of a small child playing in the earth, running through fields, wading through streams, squinting into the sun. These are not, however, works of nostalgia; the beauty Slyngstad depicts is fragile and wavering just as the landscapes themselves are transitional, caught between the rural and the urban, the land and the sea. Dor Beetles Slumbering at Dusk, the artist’s solo exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery London, takes these rugged, mysterious edgelands as a way of exploring complex psychological states.

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