Ingerlise Vikne – IV (NO)

Ingerlise Vikne was born and raised in Norway, but currently she lives in Denmark. The introverted character of her art reflects her upbringing amidst vast and solitary Norwegian landscape. Experiencing Vikne’s art requires withdrawing into our inner world. She offers us a mirror and reminds us of the value that can be found in the slipping into a universe of mind. Ingerlise Vikne conveys the inner universe with saturated and subdued colours; and it is through this colour range that she portrays the care and love she feels for her characters.

A motif she most often returns to in her works are children’s faces. They are all based on different elements of Ingerlise Vikne’s life, and as she herself says, their solitude is not to be seen as a burden, but a choice. “My figures on canvasses have made a choice, they are in a place where senses are neutralized and not stimulated – a place without expectations – obligations – a place where you turn inwards and experience… a quiet happiness…“

“[The artist] says that the audience’s first reaction is usually a feeling of melancholy and sadness. Persons portrayed on pictures, and therefore the artist herself, must be sad, lonely, isolated, and anxious. The issue with Ingerlise Vikne’s pictures is that she herself does not see them as sad. On the contrary, she sees the characters’ isolation as something positive; as one’s soothing ability to rest in oneself. In silence.”

Tom Jørgensen, editor of Kunstavisen

EDUCATION

2000 – 2002
Courses at Aarhus Art Academy and The Graphic School in Aarhus

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Brænderigården, solo exhibition, Horsens, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Denmark
NORTH art fair, Aalborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58,  Aarhus, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, Bella Center Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Brænderigården, solo exhibition, Horsens, Denmark
Storytellers, solo exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Gallery Art Nou Milleni, group exhibition with artist talk, Barcelona, Spain

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Istanbul / BAP Berlin Art Project november 2015
BAP/Istanbul Art Project, Istanbul

2014
GALLERI V58,  Aarhus, Denmark
On the Edge of Reality, solo exhibition, Galleri Brænderigården, Horsens, Denmark

2013
Galleri Kirk, Aalborg, Denmark
Galleri Fine Art, Oslo, Norway
Art Fair, Lübeck, Germany

2012
Kunstgalleriet, Odense, Denmark
Galleri ArtCompaz, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
Character Wall, solo exhibition, Galleri Margit Dørflinger, Randers, Denmark
Galleri Kirk, Aalborg, Denmark
Galleri Saltum, Denmark

2010
Galleri Kirk, Aalborg, Denmark
Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, Germany
Hammel Kulturhus, Hammel, Denmark

2009
Damenwahl, Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, Germany
Fuga Art Association
Galleri Houvig, Denmark
Tåstrup kulturcenter, Denmark
Fussingø Slot, Denmark

2008
Galleri Sortedam, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Art Nordic, Norway

2007
The Line Gallery, Scotland, UK
Gallery Imagination Art, Scotland, UK
Fredriksten Fort, Norway
Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Galleri Art Nordic, Norway

2006
Dronninglund Kunstcenter

GRANTS

2011
Frida Hansens Legat, Norway
Stavanger European Capital of Culture

2009
Received Jyllandsposten’s grant for artist residence in Berlin

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Please, Do Not Disturb, Don’t Even Think About It, the art book by Ingerlise Vikne, 2015
Catalogue from Brænderigården, Horsens, 2014

VIDEOS
Portrait of Ingerlise Vikne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fvWjHSYhZY

COVERS
Twelve poetry book.covers published af Jorinde & Joringel
Karsten Bjarnholt: Mit mørke
Niels Hav: De gifte koner i København
Erik Helger: Balkoner
F.P. Jac: 33 års spontane hengivelser
Vagn Lundbye: Luftguitar
David Læby: Reade Street
Viggo Madsen: Luns af det levende
Henning Mortensen: So Happy Just To Be Alive
Mogens Bynkou Nielsen: Altid cyklende i modlys
Annelise Nielsen: Som noget af det sidste
Kirsten Nørgaard: Galileos finger
Kemal Özer: Kærlighedsmøder

Born 1961

‘Born Blue’, bronze i kobbersulfat, h. 10 x b. 12, 2018, d.kr. 7.000,-

‘Comes Natural’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 165 x 75, 2018, SOLGT

‘From My Point of View’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 165 x 75, 2018, d.kr. 15.000,-

‘Former Times’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 80 x 65, 2018, d.kr. 12.000,-

‘Character’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 50 x 40, 2018, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘Under a Blue Cloud’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 2018, d.kr 15.500,-

‘Keep Rolling’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 150 x 120, 2018, d.kr. 25.500,-

‘Count Down’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 110 x 90, 2017, d.kr. 15.500,-

‘Go along’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 165 x 185, 2017, d.kr. 29.000,-

‘Character’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 50 x 40, 2017, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘THE ATTENDANT’, akryl og pigment pastel på lærred, 120 x 85, 2017, d.kr. 15.500,-

‘Little girl-Watch the world’, 1 af 8, bronze, h. 16,5, d.kr. 24.000,-

‘Fearless’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 110 x 90, 2017. d.kr. 15.500,-

‘CONFIDENT’, akryl og pigment pastel på lærred, 120 x 85, 2017, d.kr. 15.500,-

‘Soul there-Heart here’, 1 af 8, bronze, h. 20, d.kr. 24.000,-

‘THE WORLD CAN OVERWHELM’, akryl og pigment pastel på lærred, 110 x 90, 2017, d.kr. 15.500,-

‘CHARACTER’, akryl og pigment pastel på lærred, 50 x 40, 2017, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘STRONG ENOUGH’, akryl og pigment pastel på lærred, 110 x 90, 2017, d.kr. 15.500,-

‘Eye-opener’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 65 x 75, 2017, d.kr. 9.000,-

‘Natural born Stargazer’, 2 af 8, bronze, h. 16, d.kr. 24.000,-

‘FORWARD LOOKING YOUNGSTERS’, akryl og pigment pastel på lærred, 65 x 65, 2017, d.kr. 9.500,-

‘THE WRONG DRESS’, akryl og pigment pastel på lærred, 110 x 90, 2017, d.kr. 15.500,-

‘Peace of mind’, kobbersulfat, 1 af 8, 2017, d.kr. 26.000,-

‘OUT OF LARGE ROUND FRUIT’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 140 x 150, d.kr. 28.000,-

‘TWO STEPS AHEAD’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 70 x 100, 2017, d.kr. 15.000,-

‘Wondering Minds’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 160 x 140, 2016, d.kr. 28.500,-

‘Warrior without a war’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 110 x 90, 2016, SOLGT

‘Trapped in black’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 120 x 50, 2015, d.kr. 14.500,-

‘Suitable for the occasion’, indrammet og nummeret tryk, 2015, d.kr. 1.800,-

‘A hand Full’, 1 af 8, kobbersulfat, h. 11,5, d.kr. 21.000,-

‘Passionate’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 90 x 110, 2016, d.kr. 15.500,-

‘Character’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 50 x 40, 2015, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘It Might Have Been’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 85 x 85, 2015, d.kr. 12.500,-

‘For those who ask questions’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 140 x 160, 2016, d.kr. 28.500,-

‘Characters in Frame’, akvarel, pastel og akryl på akvarel papir, 49 x 35, 2016, SOLGT

‘Character’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 65 x 65, d.kr. 9.500,-

‘Character l’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 50 x 40, 2015, SOLGT

‘JUST LIKE YOU’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 110 x 90, 2017, SOLGT

‘THE SPOT IS MINE’, akryl og pigment pastel på lærred, 165 x 65, 2017, SOLGT

‘Say Hello to Mr. Time’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 190 x 145, SOLGT

‘Character’, akryl og pigmentpastel, 50 x 40, SOLGT

‘And they didn’t need to say a single word’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 145 x 190, 2016, SOLGT

‘Feed the dream’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 190 x 145, 2016, SOLGT

‘Here to stay’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 140 x 140, 2016, SOLGT

‘Character’, akryl og pigmentpastiller på lærred, 65 x 65, 2015, SOLGT

‘Color drops from above’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 165 x 185, 2016, SOLGT

‘Selected’, akryl og pigmentpastel på lærred, 70 x 100, 2016 SOLGT

‘Characters in Frame’, akvarel, pastel og akryl på akvarel papir, 94 x 66, 2016, SOLGT