Ingebjørg Vatne

Ingebjørg can be visited sunday april 19th 12:00—18:00
The address to Ingebjørg's studio is Drøbakgata 1

Human relationship with nature has always been important to me. I have several approaches to the field, with nature images concerning more than nature’s intrinsic value. Increasingly my work concerns the recognition of nature’s vulnerability and fate with threats from human activities. Concerning our unwise attacks on the conditions of the Earth to be habitable, with serious consequences such as global warming and more frequent natural disasters. I have investigated these problems in a number of series. Works on deforestation, melting of glaciers/sea rise, drought and spread of undesirable species, represent the most important consequences.

Painting, graphics, installation

Ingebjørg vatne amazonas installasjon, utvidet akryl på upreparert lerret 2019
Ingebjørg Vatne, Amazonas Installasjon I, Extended version, 2019
Ingebjørg vatne amazonas installasjon ii  akryl på upreparert lerret 2018
Ingebjørg Vatne, Amazonas Installasjon II, 2018
Ingebjørg vatne amazonas installasjon iii  akryl på upreparert lerret 2018
Ingebjørg Vatne, Amazonas Installasjon III, 2018
Ingebjørg vatne amazonas viii og ix akryl på upreparert lerret 2019
Ingebjørg Vatne, Amazonas VIII og IX, 2019

Planned projects and exhibitions

My present main project is Climate Change, having investigated these issues in a number of series. The latest works deals with deforestation, focusing on the Rainforest. The series “Amazonas” consists of 9 textile panels of unprepared cotton canvas, sized approximately 149 × 49 cm. There are 4 motifs covering the fertile rainforest, and 5 covering increasing plantations, pollution (like Hydro Alunorte’s red sludge) and the sea rise. The works are painted with water-thinned acrylic in many layers, and mounted as a spatial installation. The project is continuous developing, and will be displayed in different combinations. In August 2020 in an interdisciplinary project called “Decolonizing Nature”, produced by CAN.