The Changing Light

Works by Finleif Mortensen. 5. April – 22. May 2014

Finleif Mortensen grew up in the village of Argir outside Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. His artistic debut took place in 1985 at ‘Olavsøkuframsyningin’, a juried exhibition in the Faroe Islands. Since then, he has had several separate exhibitions at galleries and exhibition venues, both in the Faroe Islands and in Denmark.

Finleif Mortensen’s upbringing in the unique Faroese nature forms the basis for his paintings, inspired by the many villages located near the sea. In Finleif Mortensen’s work the clear contours dissolve as a consequence of the ever-changing light, much as it was as with the Impressionists. The result is an abstract expression in which the naturalistic figuration is just barely visible.

At the exhibition there will also be a presentation of sculptures by Ellis K. Mortensen, who is also from the Faroe Islands. She graduated as a ceramic designer from Kolding Design School in Denmark in 1988 and has since exhibited in several juried exhibitions as well as in galleries and exhibition venues in all of Scandinavia.

The exhibition can be viewed Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10.00 to 18.00 and Sundays from 10.00 to 16.00. Mondays closed.

Finleif Mortensen working in the studio

Finleif Mortensen working in the studio

Paintings by Finleif Mortensen and sculptures by Ellis Mortensen

Paintings by Finleif Mortensen and sculptures by Ellis Mortensen

'Scene from the Faroe Islands' by Finleif Mortensen

‘Scene from the Faroe Islands’ by Finleif Mortensen

Finleif Mortensen at the opening

Finleif Mortensen at the opening