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LYNX (Oslo)

Soloshow at LYNX (Oslo)

In Search of the Somauriluc, Aserbadjan og Basjanader - portraits of people misunderstood

“The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.” -M.T Cicero

In Search of the Somauriluc, Aserbadjan og Basjanader - portraits of people misunderstood consists of a series of approximately twenty-five works on paper in different techniques. Twenty-five portraits of five different people.

Terje Nicolaisen is currently working with a survey of the portrait as an expression and says about his project: "I look at five real people and strive to make five portraits of each one of them to see if these very different gestalts can tell us something more about the who the portrayed can be".

The portraits themselves and Nicolaisen`s repetition, or rather insistence of the motifs can be seen as an attempt to unveil and capture a part of these peoples souls, as well as questioning the possibility to formulate a kind of physical/psychological presence of the portrayed in the LYNX pavilion.

The particular inquire presented at LYNX is “stage one” in the process for the preparation of a seminar held at KHIO later this fall where Nicolaisen will talk about how he works with portraits and participate in the workshop Drawing For Freedom

At LYNX this weekend it´s Nicolaisen`s portraits that will do the talking.

"There is no such thing as repetition. Only insistence." -Gertrude Stein