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Mapping in Blue 1

$ 5,200

Acrylics, acrylic ink, spray paint, gouache

Mapping in Blue, the new series of mixed media works from Haukaas, is an artistic hat tip to both the color blue and the ancient Egyptian culture that first introduced it to the world. In her own words:

It is cool and calm and it is the color of the moonlight.
Blue light shows you my heart rate.
It is the color of my reflections and my diplomacy.
It is the color of my bruises and my melancholy.
It takes me from the peaks of the mountain to the bottom of the valley and back.

Blue is the color of ancient Egypt.
It is the color of desire.
It is the color of a problem I do not want to solve
Blue is in the distance and in my longing.
Blue is the color of where I can not be.

Two things can be true.
You are here and you are gone.

Size: 78 x 70 inches
β€œMy subject matter is nature influenced by subjective memories. I love thinking about how humans make deep, personal relations with nature - places, mountains, lakes, on earth and in space.”
-Astri Styrkestad Haukaas
Astri Styrkestad Haukaas

About the Artist

Astri Styrkestad Haukaas

Abstract painter and founder of Danish artspace KVIT, Astri Styrkestad Haukaas's expressive paintings draw their colors and tones from nature. For each series, Haukaas paints her subjective experience of the natural world -- often painting the same space multiple times as she remembers it through different, changing moments. Haukaas' work has been featured in Artforum.

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Mapping in Blue 1
Mapping in Blue 1$ 5,200