The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, June 20, 2019

Shadowy: Nadine Feinson, Hilde Grandalen, and Andrew Hladky
Nadine Feinson, Raven, 2007, Courtesy of the artist and Standpoint Gallery, London.

LONDON.- Standpoint Gallery presents Shadowy: Nadine Feinson, Hilde Grandalen, and Andrew Hladky, on view through February 16, 2008. From the darkest months of the year emerge shadowy things, rendered into paint with all the obsessive excitation or melancholic lingering sensuousness that the artists' Northern European temperaments can afford. What these three quite different painters share is a distinct and sophisticated quality of surface, and a mysterious, troubling and dusky imagination.

Nadine Feinson's paintings act on the edges of vision, where the semi-formed emerges as monstrous. Teasing and delicate, the oil paint reveals uncertain things. There is in Feinson's paintings the echo of the surrealist spirit, of Ernst's restless experimentation, here driven more by a need for invention than mastery. The image comes through an act of articulation of the medium and idea simultaneously so that the shape shifting nature of the paint embodies the monstrous nature of the chimera.

Nadine Feinson graduated MA Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in 2004. Recent shows include Salon 07: New British Painting, 319 Portobello Road, The Future Can Wait, Old Truman Brewery,Avatar of Sacred Discontent, 9 Hillgate Street, London 2007, and New London Kicks II, New York 2006.

Hilde Grandalen's paintings have the all-over rhythm and structural intensity of Jackson Pollock. Her mark making evinces both sureness of touch and great sensitivity. Working always to completion in one sitting - be it a marathon - Grandalen takes her inspiration from music, lyrics, and the beautiful desolate landscapes of her native Norway. Fleeting images - of forests, starry skies, graffiti - dissolve into the abstract rhythms of her subtle colour relationships.

Hilde Grandalen trained at Chelsea College of Art and has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK, Norway and internationally (including Heartland, Scandinavian House, Prague 2006, Fuck Art Lets Paint Transition Gallery, London 2005). She now lives and works in Oslo.

Andrew Hladky makes three dimensional paintings that are built up from successive, obsessive additions of pure oil paint. These deep reliefs provide from the front view an almost pointillist technique, tiny flecks of pure colour blended by the eye to create tonal shifts. Great worms of oil paint straight from the tube interrupt this organisation - a violent punctum grabbing at us from the surface. The landscapes that emerge from this technique are equally strange. Hladky allows us glimpses of very alien scenes - reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch - across myriad horizons lit by several suns, their foregrounds sometimes populated by religious figures engaged in uncertain rituals.

Andrew Hladky graduated MA Painting from Wimbledon School of Art in 2003. Recent shows include Wintry, Lounge Gallery 2007; On the Various Means of Reanimating Dead Tissue, APT, 2007; and Hypertopia, Gone Tomorrow Gallery, 2006.

Today's News

January 14, 2008

Eight Major Works By Egon Schiele To Be Offered at Christie's London in February 2008

Jacob Lawrence: A Distinct Perspective on Humanity's Triumphs

Nashville Portraits: Photographs By Jim Mcguire Opens at Art Museum of Western Virginia

The Best of the Best: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the DIA Collection

Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood is NOT a Class Privilege in America

Leo Kaufmann - 20 Jahre HISTORY - at Galerie Emmanuel Post

Spazio Giudeca Presents "Cows on Gondola" by Nicolo Paoli

Brian Alfred - Millions Now Living Will Never Die!!!

Shadowy: Nadine Feinson, Hilde Grandalen, and Andrew Hladky

Ruby Osorio - Looking Through the Blind

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Art of early man found in the greatest meteor crater on earth

2.- Exhibition celebrates Helmut Newton's 50-year career through a rare and unseen collection of vintage prints

3.- World's most costly painting on Saudi prince's yacht: report

4.- Sotheby's celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with an auction

5.- Domaine de Chantilly exhibits Leonardo da Vinci's 'Nude Mona Lisa'

6.- New book offers front-row seat to greatest concert in history

7.- The New York Botanical Garden opens its largest botanical exhibition ever

8.- The most famous car in the world: RM Sotheby's presents James Bond Aston Martin DB5

9.- Mexico unearths what may be historic recording of Frida Kahlo

10.- Exhibition of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's paintings marks centenary of his death

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful