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Soft Flood 1

$ 4,275


Oil, acrylic, spray paint and acrylic ink on canvas | 2021

“Soft Floods” is a series of nature-inspired works by Astri Styrkestad Haukaas. Using acrylic ink, oil paint, and spray paint, she creates organic, abstract compositions reminiscent of the natural world. Poetically musing on the series, Haukaas writes:

nature rushed to fill the void

My mother is a stone now
Her existence and presence dependent on me
That is okay- my existence was dependent on her for so long
She is just like the rocks I carry
Hold them in my hand and warm them up
Put them down and pick them up again

running water,
filling in the cracks of a stone
A space that separates
yet proves our connection

Soft flood
makes everything come loose
Tearing up soil
rolling down
With her playful, violent hand

stripped naked,
I look at the world around me
and the stones I carry


78.5 x 51 inches


Signed by artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

Size: 78.5 x 51 inches
This original artwork has sold
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“My 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.

Current Exhibition

Echoes of Being

Group Show
April 12 - May 28

8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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