The new art book of the Norwegian artist Elin Engelsen, draws its readers and spectators into the dreamy weightless universe that characterize the artist.
an article written by Britta Lindstrøm
With this book, Elin Engelsen marks herself as one of the strong female contemporary artists of our time. Her works are perceived as poetic and almost spiritual, and are often described by reviewers as magical realism. She paints the world before we were carried away by flickering screens. The time when the world was still full of wonder, possibility and unsupervised inner life. And at the center of it all is her overriding fascination of nature - darkness and light.
“Growing up in Bergen, Norway, and later in my adult life living in Denmark, I have always lived by the water. My happy memories and moments are linked to water, and it is still here that I feel most connected and united with the universe”.
Therefore it is especially the sea and the deep fjords that form the unknown element in Elin’s work; the uncharted, where people do not move with the indifference of everyday life. One moment peaceful, inspiring and playful and the next cruel, powerful and devasting. Through the entire history of mankind, the calm and grandeur of the sea has drawn. Infinity calms and heals, and these are exactly the feelings that Elins’s works embrace and convey.
A beautiful and sensual coffee table book of 120 pages, containing 43 selected photographs of her works.
The book is written by author Charlotte Mandrup, published Mandrup and produced by Narayana press. Dimensions: 19 x 22.5 – bilingual (Danish and English).
Price 349 DKK. You will find the book in selected museum shops besides www.saxo.com and www.bog-ide.dk
VISIONS by Elin Engelsen
Upcoming exhibition at GALLERI V58
Saturday 22nd of October 2022 - 16th of November 2022