Magical Science

We are proud to announce that brand new works by Solveig Bergene has arrived our gallery! The aquarelles and drawings are made between 2019 and 2020, and differs in scale from 29,5 x 21 to 180 x 150 cm.
The artist is known for transforming into art her fascination of the early period of natural science, when a large degree of irrationality was still present in how we understood the world. 1600-century wunderkammer is also an important source of inspiration for her. Collections from this period often consisted of strange, rare or forged objects, and may be seen as a forerunner of the collections we see today.
By disconnecting her motifs from present time, the artist facilitates an open reading. As a result her works become wordless narratives that do not require any background knowledge by the viewer to be able to interpret them.
Many of her pictures are based on the same themes. She describes this as “looking for something I do not know what is, through revising and combining my motifs. I choose themes and motifs and try creating my own mythology with a kind of irrational logic”.
You find her new works in our gallery shop here