Aug
02
Aug
-31
Date:  02 August 2013 - 31 August 2013
Category:  Exhibition

SHOT feat. Ingri Haraldsen at ARTECO Gallery

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (ArtEco) presents the group exhibition ‘SHOT’, featuring works by five artists who share an interest in the human being within the modern context. Through the works of Haroun Haward, Ingri Haraldsen, Merlin Ramos, Fred Sorrell and Louise Thomas, we are presented with the question: “How are we, as artists, psychologically affected by the changing cultural landscape and what is our response to this”?

By dealing with the shift in response to art, and its evolution from personal observation of society to dealing with one’s place in the global community, ‘SHOT’ seeks to explore the disconnect between humans and the landscape, leading the medium of painting away from traditional subjects, transforming the way we think and interact within the space in which we live and communicate on a global scale.

Ingri Haraldsen presents a collage, but rather than using glue, she works with pencil, creating stark and imposing images of craggy mountains and rock formations. “For me, the human is not in the center, yet there are always human traces to be found in my work,” she explains. “Nature has always played a huge part in my images, and one of the reasons I began working with rocks/ice and mountains was the freedom they gave me to really morph, and in a a way, stitch the images together.” Inspired by a trip to the Seven Sisters – a series of mountains in her native Norway – Haraldsen was struck by the ”feeling of being so small and unimportant compared to everything around me, and yet, at the same time, feeling so alive I just wanted to have more of that world.”

ArtEco Gallery is the conceptual brainchild of Kristin Hjellegjerde, serving as a creative outlet following the success of her art blog of the same name, established in 2010. After moving from New York to London, Hjellegjerde decided to establish the gallery in south west London in order to offer a fresh outlook for Contemporary art in this part of the city.

SHOT at ArtEco Gallery

2. - 31. Aug
11am - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday and 11am - 5pm Sunday

ArtEco Gallery Ltd
533 Old York Road
Wandsworth, London SW18 1TG

For more information, visit www.artecogallery.com


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