‘Moments in March’ by Anne Angelshaug
Artist: Anne Angelshaug
Title: ‘Moments in March’
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 19.7″ x 19.7″
Year of Creation: 2023
Artwork Will Ship From: Norway
About the Artwork:
“During the pandemic I have returned to this idea again and again, of a young person removing their face-mask, revealing their face. For me this is a
simple image that speaks of hope, a new and better day ahead, after a long period of coverage, solitude and fear. A bit of a phoenix emerging from the
Fire, hopefully stronger and wiser.” – Anne Angelshaug
About the Artist:
Born in Oslo, she grew up in a small village at the west coast of Norway with teachers for parents and two older brothers.
She studied illustration in England at Falmouth University, where she met her future husband, the artist Julian Mills.
She has exhibited widely, both in her native Norway, and abroad .
“Again and again, we make poor choices with horrendous consequences for this beautiful planet. My goal is to explore and highlight these choices and problems without getting preachy or too glum..
The actual look of my work has a lot to do with my background as an illustrator. Since the subject matter that I want to explore and communicate is often dark or melancholic, I like to juxtapose this with a fun and fairytale-like look to the work. I want to “draw” the onlooker in and then let them discover that everything is not as it should be in this “beautiful” place. I love the uneasy pairing of innocence/cute and ominousness.”
In my work, I often embark on explorations of the intricate relationship between humans and nature, delving into the profound interplay of actions and consequences. Venturing into surreal and futuristic scenarios, I invite viewers to become voyeurs, gazing upon scenes where both humans and animals narrate tales of what has been and what lies ahead.
Fascinated by the creation of tension, I frequently juxtapose the ‘man-made’ against the backdrop of the natural world. This creative tension manifests itself in a realm reminiscent of a light fairytale—a world adorned with beauty and innocence, yet concealing a deeper, melancholic undercurrent. My intention is to lure the onlooker into this seemingly ‘innocent’ place, only for them to discover that everything is not as it initially appears. I thrive on the delicate balance between the cute and the ominous, inviting the audience to engage in a visual narrative that transcends traditional boundaries.