Nature is an essential component of life in the Faroe Islands. The weather also plays a huge role in the daily life of the Faroese people and Faroese artist Össur Mohr is no exception. The marks of the wind, the rain and the sun have shaped the islands and it’s people, leaving its mark on both Mohr as a person as well as on his art. His most frequent subject is the view from his studio, characterised by a blue, green and yellow landscape.
“I’ve always painted the view from my office, I can’t help it. The landscape that can be seen from there is imprinted in my head and my heart, and it is my passion. The nature you can see from there is amazing and it can change in such a short time, just with the sun between brief chapters of rain. Even though I paint the same subject again and again, it’s never the same.” Through his work, Mohr seeks to recreate the moments where the light and the skies are changing, which in the Faroe Islands can happen very quickly.
Össur Mohr has been featured all over Europe, including in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. This will be his second exhibition at Gallerí Fold.
Birgit Kirke is a Faroese artist who mostly deals in the abstract. Kirke is born in Nuuk, Greenland and is currently living in Denmark, but her childhood was spent in the Faroe Islands. According to Kirke, these tiny islands are the perfect place to see how big and powerful the elements can be. Her work is characterised by lively, light and decisive strokes, which reflects the the landscape in the Faroe Islands; rough clifs and large rocks that rise up to the heavens out of the depths of the sea. The canvas is marked by opposites, vibrant colours and liquid shapes that burst out in the form of lava, fire and ice.
The Faroese landscape gives Kirke an infinite source of inspiration to create her powerful work.
This is Kirke’s second exhibition at Gallerí Fold.