Opdahl's winter landscape in Newcastle

 Date:09/11/2007 - 22/12/2007
 Type:Culture, Contemporary Art
 Location:England, Newcastle

Along with four other artists, Norwegian painter Ørnulf Opdahl presents his visions of man’s vulnerability and mortality through winter landscapes at a new exhibition in Newcastle.

Opdahl as well as artists Paul Gallagher, Sophie Benson, Brita Granström and Dale Atkinson present images of bleak winter spaces where they use their eyes and senses to enable the audience to share the same perception of landscape as themselves.

Ørnulf Opdahl was born in 1944. He studied at the Norwegian Art Academy from 1962-65 and held his first major one-man exhibition at the Oslo Art Association in 1966. By the 1970s he had established his reputation as one of the leading painters of his generation and was exhibiting at major galleries in Norway.

His early figurative paintings in the 1960s and early 1970s gradually evolved towards a large-scale painting format in which colouristic highlights became more dominant. Like many of his contemporaries at that time, Opdahl was interested in late 1800s symbolism. By the mid-1980s, Opdahl had developed his own distinctly personal approach to painting, which he has evolved since returning to the west coast of Norway, where he continues to live and work.

Winter Landscapes
9 November – 22 December
University Gallery and
Baring Wing
Northumbria University
Sandyford Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: (0191) 227 4424


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Ørnulf Opdahl: Fjord Village, Lithograph, 62 x 61cm,Photo: © Ørnulf Opdahl

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