Short Statements About The Art
Series: Where IS Cloud 9?
These paintings record the search for the euphoria of Cloud 9.
Series: Wall Street !?
These artpieces were inspired by the 2008 Wall Street financial crash, its causes and world-wide impact. There is ever-present danger of a repeat, the results of which will be catastrophic.
Series: Sex, Love and Hate
This photographic collection explores the beauty and dangers found within the triangle of human relationships.
Series: To Hell With it.....I WANT!
Obsession, addiction, and attitude are combined in this modern series of photographs.
Series: It's Hell on the Highway
(Lines...Messages From Motorists)
The white line represents one of a larger number that form a path to a destination. Motorist going to and fro become part of that process and approaching me at over 100 KPH they slung some unkind words, gestures, and actions. Specifics were recorded on the artwork.
(Toy Boxes on the Hwy)
Using a collage of photographs and juxtaposing children's building blocks in a (toy) box on a highway combine to form a contemporary display of art.
ASTRID ARN artist | painter | sculptor | photographer
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born, raised and reside in Alberta, Canada. Having worked in project management, jewellery design, administration and management, I began my art career when the inspiration struck at an art festival called "Art Walk". That day awakened something that lay dormant within me for a long time, an unknown that I felt a longing for...finally, I had found it...IT was art. Since then I have been creating; 3 dimensional objets d'art, painting, photography, drawings and other things. Working in series, I record my intentions towards the objects using a combination of materials to confound the generic limits of what one knows, while holding a visual comprehension the piece reveals itself as strangely familiar yet unfamiliar. Deviations from what is known permits modification using geometric forms and solid presence, all the while injecting categorical confusion to reveal the levels of deception involved in illusionism. My work focuses on the structures of perception, striving to conflate the world of images and thoughts, which can be apprehended but at times not physically grasped, amid the world of objects, which is the same space that we ourselves occupy.
Gallery Associations (Present and Past) Publications
Tu Gallery, 10718 – 124 St., Edmonton, Alberta
G Squared, 10615 -124th Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Modern Urban Designers (M.U.D.), 104th Ave. & 124th St., Edmonton, Alberta Purnev Gallery, Belgium, 2013
D’Lish, 10418-124th Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Liliana’s Boutique and Art Gallery, 12302 – Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Destina Art Gallery, 124th Street, Edmonton, Alberta
NOTE: All the above are on “Gallery Row” in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Art Education and Training
September 1998 to 2005 – Numerous art classes through to professional level with Sutton Art, Sherwood Park, Alberta
October 2000 – Drawing Instruction, Strathcona Art Society
March 2004 – Watercolor Workshop with Frances Alty-Arscott
March-April 2004 – W. Wong’s Watercolor Course
Winter 2004 – University of Alberta Extension – Drawing Classes
Fall 2009 – Sculpture Class with Alan Milne, Bev Facey Composite HS, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Many juried shows at the “Loft Gallery”, Strathcona County, Sherwood Park, Alta.
“The Works” juried art display, Edmonton, and associated Galleries.
My artwork hangs within many corporate and private collections including “G’ Squared, Edmonton; Urban Granite, Edmonton; and Little Warriors, Edmonton.
Purnev Gallery, Belgium, 2013
Is IT about the art or is IT about the math?