S.O. Sivertsen

"I know a great deal about unrest. White paper makes me uneasy. I like it raw and far from picturesque and have put on some marks to guide the painting. Often I get surprised. In fact always. Then I’m happy for a while. Style? Don't know. What it's about? Can't say – because then everybody knows."

Riverbank - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 50 cm

Stig-Ove Sivertsen lives and works in Mosjöen, Northern Norway, and has over the years participated in many exhibitions in Norway and abroad. A self-taught artist, he works mainly with watercolor as well as acrylic and photography. A member of NFUK (Norwegian Association of Independent Artists), he maintains a personal gallery, Galleri SOS and has exhibited at Atelier Valva, Vefsn Museum and The Swedish Loft in Norway as well as The 66th Northern Norwegian Art Exhibition 2012 and Mid-Nordic Art Festival. Sivertsen’s works reflect a freedom and passion with which he seems to approach his medium. Skillfully executed these watercolors reveal the artist’s unique visual perspective and a strong ability to control the brush but also disclose a surrendering to the medium, letting the brush, the color and the water guide the creation of each unique field of the composition.

Time to Dance - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 33 cm
Facade - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 45 cm
Prospect - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 45 cm
Imagined Reality - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 33 cm
Mostly Dry Weather, Watercolor on paper 56 x 76 cm
Touch of Gray, Watercolor on paper 35 x 57 cm
2 fruits, Watercolor on paper 44 x 55 cm
Thanks For Lending Me, Watercolor on paper 53 x 39 cm
Changing Weather Conditions, Watercolor on paper 56 x 76 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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