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30/05 to 21/06/2013

Kenneth Alme
Snags (Calmly Licking its Chops / The Tree Fell Oh So Silent)

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Photographs: Matthias Schwarze

snag [pl.: -s] - in forest ecology, a snag refers to a standing, dead or dying tree, often missing a top or most of the smaller branches.

As a snag in nature bears whitness of something once lived, Kenneth Alme's latest work series are memories, totems of something old and forgotten, part of history in the process of fading away. Indeed, his paintings almost seem to fade out themselves. Alme creates a characteristic paleness by using a second canvas to cover the original painting. What remains visible is only oil paint that have soaked through this second layer of canvas onto the surface.

While Alme's topics mainly come from the traditional scandinavian focus on the region's natural habitat, his techniques reflect the artist's ongoing interest in the possibilities of the medium of painting, in its never ending transformation and reaction to the former.

Kenneth Alme who lives and works in Oslo is one of the young and upcoming names in the city's vibrant contemporary art scene. He has studied Fine Arts at the National Acadamy of Fine Arts/Kunstakademiet in Oslo (Prof. Henrik Plenge Jacobsen) and at the Städelschule in Frankfurt (Prof. Christa Näher). His work was shown – among others – Museum of Contemporary Art as well as the Stenersen Museum in Oslo and in the Aalesund Art Association.

Opening: 30/05/2013 7:00 pm - Kenneth Alme is present.

Finissage: 21/06/2013 7:00 pm