Kjell Torriset - Tegninger / Drawings
11.03.2016 – 23.04.2016
Concurrent with the release of his latest book 'Tegninger - Drawings', WILLAS contemporary is pleased to announce Kjell Torriset´s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Kjell Torriset was educated in London and Oslo and has since 1993 been living in East Sussex, England. Throughout his rich, poetic imagery and extensive exhibition activity Kjell Torriset has acquired a central position on the Norwegian Art scene. In 1992 he was selected as the official exhibitor at Festspillene in Bergen and in 1999 Torriset’s work was presented in a solo exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo. Torriset has executed large scale commissions for Oslo University Library and other institutions. His works are included in collections such as the British Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and The National Gallery of Oslo, The Astrup Fearnley Museum, The Norwegian Arts Council, Oslo Municipal Collection, as well as in numerous private collections.
Kjell Torrisets interest in Art History, languages, literature and philosophical themes is evident in his fragmentary imagery. In his drawings, the rich and distinctive repertoire of shapes, architecture and written language are significant themes and articulated in a spontaneous but nuanced expression. His diverse methods form a dialogue between recognizable symbols and abstract structures. A visual universe where an enigmatic existence often emerges. The timelines intersect with these creations which carries within themselves the past and present where the human condition is considered in a wider historical perspective.
The book 'Tegninger – Drawings’ which is designed in close collaboration with designer Henrik Haugan from Snøhetta and published by Press Publishing, will be launched in conjunction with the exhibition.
The exhibition ‘Tegninger – Drawings’, also designed in collaboration with Henrik Haugan from Snøhetta presents drawings, paintings and installations.
Private Preview, March 11th 2016 from 18.00 to 21.00 [by invitation only]
Official Opening & Book Signing, March 12th 2016 from 12.00