I wish for my paintings to be more than merely pictures on a wall. In my attempts to challenge the traditional concept of art locations, I create exhibitions in public or private settings such as in the city streets, shopping centres and unexpected places within people`s homes, to name just a few. 

Performative actions in Valderøy Church
During av weekend in March 2018 I performed the two pieces “Equation” (“Ei likning”) and “Relic” (”Relikvie”) in Valderøy Church, in Norway. These actions were performed in the side-aisle of the church and in dialogue with the displayed painting “The Beast / Best of human behaviour” . 
“Equation” is a four hour long performative action where i work with chaos and order. I start off with the room beeing in order with beches along the side walls, and chairs stacked in rows. In the performance I alter the order of the room by moving everyting in the room about and aiming to create disorder in this charged room. Through the four hours i change the expression of the room from being orderly and predictable, to disaray, to grouping, to  systemiczing, to making symetrichal paterns, to putting everything back in order.

Photo: Lina Røssevold and Simon Wågsholm


3rd March - 10th March 2017  a site-specific exhibition of my paintings was shown in this undercrossing in Ålesund, Norway.  Photo: Ingeborg Refsnes

Remote Exhibition

The Beast on display in Ålesund shopping centre. Photo: Ingeborg Refsnes

The traditional gallery is a neutral space where an artist may investigate and explore any topic or artistic challenge. However, the confinement of the gallery can also appear somehow limiting. As a paintress, the space of expression lies within the edges of the canvas. There is also the exciting possibility of working with the space around the canvas as well as exploring the dialogue between the canvas and the space within the artistic concepts. 

Promised Land 
The project Promised Land was a collaborative exhibition between Lorraine Aaron from Scotland and myself from Norway. The exhibition was held at Kube Art Museum in Ålesund. Our work explored the concept of “identity” touching upon national identity, symbols of identity, immigration and transition. 

© 2018 — Trine Røssevold / BONO