Artist Bio / Statement

 

Bio

 

Beatrice is an artist that works in different mediums such as painting, installation and sound. Gaining a BA from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan as well as an exchange from the Pratt Institute in New York. She has had a solo exhibition entitled `Ritual Lines` at Art Licks festival and taken part in various group exhibitions through institutions such as White Space gallery, MAMU galleria and most recently at Galleri Vanntårnet. Beatrice wants to bring us back to our innermost nature, reconnecting to our roots. Through her abstract paintings in ink and soft pastel, fleeting textures appear reminiscent of inner visions and organic forms. Beatrice presented her paintings this year at the Talented Art Fair 2018 in London. Her multimedia works are placed in nature, using thread and organic material to create curious compositions. Her continuous interest in nature and topographies has led her to take part in the Arts Territory Exchange, an ongoing collaborative correspondence project based on nature, ecology and topographies. Exchanging ideas by post with the artist Kelly Leonard based in Australia. They finally met and did a one week residency at Art Aia in Italy funded by CSPA ,www.sustainablepractices.org and ATE. This summer 2018 Beatrice was part of Performance Art Oslo event at Steilene in Norway. Beatrice was born in 1986 and is currently based in Oslo.

 

Artist Statement

 

I start by to observing the landscape – letting the flow, rhythm and form enter me into a nourishing mode. Creating sculptural installations that talk of the elements and inherent patterns of nature whilst keeping a spontaneous and open approach. Bringing with me cotton thread as a symbol of connection and unity. The word thread linguistically is often used to metaphorically assimilate a connection, collaboration, a succession of thought and so on. In a way that is what I do, I weave my thoughts onto the landscape. The indigenous talk of sacred sites, of a spiritual connection where ones mind are part of the intricate network of nature. They make fires to initiate this connection, walk, sing or use thread. As a thought process emerge within I weave it onto the landscape. Make it inhabit the landscape and meditate upon my intentions. Documenting it by photographs and texts. As an antidote to todays hyperreality culture reconnecting to nature in an elemental way offer a way of fulfillment. I choose to be open and spontaneous letting the landscape initiate an inner dialogue. To then make art works that mirror it`s condition. Federico Garcia Lorca talk about mirroring as life`s way to acknowledge itself in eternity. Motivated by the unforeseen, unpredictable and narrative myths I seek to weave past, present and future into a continuous flow.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Ritual Lines, Art Licks, London

 

Selected Group Exhibitions / Projects

2018 Connected by Thread, an exhibition in collaboration with Australian artist Kelly Leonard. Funded by CSPA and ATE at Art Aia, Italy

2018 Performance Art Oslo, Contemplating Landscape through Art, Steilene Norway

2018 Galleri Vanntårnet, Nesodden-Norway

2018 3O/3O project 12o collective, London

2018 Talented Art fair, The Old Truman Brewery, London

2017 Arts Territory Exchange, collaborating partner Kelly Leonard, Australia

2017 Pink Light, Photoblock The Old Truman Brewery, London

2015 Colour, MAMU Galleria, Budapest

2014 Lightbox, The White Building, London

2014 Performance, Invisible Colours, Rudolf Steiner House

 

Publications

2017  Farge, Schous Books, Oslo

2015 Pink Light Zine, NY Art Book Fair, MOMA PS1

2015 Visual Art, I bite my nails to manifest my existence, Poetry book by Caroline Alice Lopez, The Scrambler

 

Residencies/Internships:

2018 Sustainable Practices in Arts, Art Aia, Italy

2017 Arts Territory Exchange

2014 Assistant, Matthew Stone, London

2013 Assistant, Wallpaper, London

2011 Artist in Residence, Estudio Nomada, Barcelona

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