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Gro Folkan

Gro Folkan was born in 1949 in Oslo, Norway and she lives between Oslo and Tromsoe. She studied Art at the National Art Academy in Oslo. She has had 30 solo exhibitions of her paintings in leading galleries in Norway and abroad and has also taken part in numerous joint exhibitions. Her works have been purchased by the Norwegian National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, the National Bank of Norway, Art collections , national universities, institutions, and national Offices. In  2019 she had a solo exhibition in New York, and in the autumn of 2020  a solo exhibition in Milan. The theme of her recent exhibitions is “Female Rune”.’My pictures are instruments, like runes, used for thousands of years by Northern peoples to invoke hidden aspects of reality. The real pictures, the images are not the lines and colors on my canvases, but the images coming into being in the mind of the on looker’. She has worked for many years to develop a  technique suitable for her  purpose. She uses metals a lot: gold, silver, brass, copper, aluminum, tin, smoked silver, palladium, platinum. If suitable she treats them chemically for the deeper layers of the artwork to come through and  crate new colors. She  also uses interference colors that change depending on the angle of view.

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