Kari Elisabeth Haug
"Haug deeply feels the need for simplicity as important concept that apparently everyone seems to be forgetting. She uses the simplicity to approach her paintings, in order to allow the composition to have an opening. Her brushstorkes mix fragility and strength, simplicity and research. The artist recognizes to art the role of warning to arouse that feeling of amazement in our lives.
She is still able to wonder herself by living existences in a society that challenges us every day to recognize who we are. The Norwegian artist lives her own creative flow as means to give voice to her deepest inner self, confident to stay true to herself."
Laura Francesca Di Trapani 2019 (Italian art historian, critic and curator, 58. La Biennale di Venezia)
""Escape I" - from the theme "HOME"
I am glad to tell I am accepted for the "NOVEMBERUTSTILLINGEN 2023" at Drammen Museum, 22.NOv - 7.January 2024
"I am accepted with this work: "The Escape II", acrylic, pencil crayon on canvas, 103 x 95,5cm
And this text belongs to the work:
As an artist, I want to create images that reflect my inner thoughts and reflections. Through the intuitive, I seek to convey an honest line, stroke or comment on what concerns me. I mostly work with themes, examples are "Born to freedom", "The song of the earth" and "Home". The key is the individual's possibilities and limitations.
The work "The Escape II" has emerged as a picture of human vulnerability. The situation you are not in control of, undressed. Where you can no longer present yourself with the material objects. You are what you are. On the run from conflicts, war, unrest. Take it easy and search for your new "home" where the white lily invites you. A symbol, of virginity, purity and innocence and of the hope that does not abandon us even in our most helpless moment.