I love expressing myself thru painting and drawing,
and sometimes I like to do a combination of both.
By looking at the mystery in forms and color, light and shape,
I interpret what surrends me, and translate it to canvas
by my marks, strokes and colors.
The paintings open a poetic vein,
where multilayered images arise, and our reality is questioned.
I develop forms that do not always follow logical criteria,
but are based on my own associations,
and then let the viewer make new personal associations.
My work is based on inspiring situations:
visions that reflect a sensation of curiosity or serene contemplation,
combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric, humoristic elements.
I want to tell a story of life, mystery and hope.
Kjersti Dirdal, f. 1969
Bor og arbeider i Stavanger
Atelier i Øvre Holmegate 25, Atelier F25
EDUCATION / RELATED EXPERIENCE
Painting Mountains, Olav H. Ulstein, 2019
Rogaland Art School, 2016-2018
Oil painting course Eva Willox, 2016
Art group member at Fargeklatten paintgroup
Acrylic painting course 1 and 2, 2011, FU
Acrylic painting 2, 2010, Inger Solesvik
Acrylic painting 1, 2009, Inger Solesvik
Drawing course 1995, AUF
EXHIBITION / PARTISIPATION
2019, Arranger of 400 kr Art Show, 14 artists sales exhibition, Stavanger
2019, Solo exhibiton at Sola Strand Hotel
2019, Art Auction, Prosjekt Pupp, Cancer Care Rogaland
2019, Arranger of Pop-up sales exhibition in Stavanger Sentrum, 5 artists represented
2019, Arranger of Malerisk i Sentrum, Group exhibition, 6 local artists represented
2018, Arranger of Holidays sales art & crafts exhibition, in Kirkegaten, Stavanger
2018, Atelier F25, Opening exhibition with Dayan Galaz.
2018, Opening of artist driven gallery and exhibition space, Atelier F25
2018, FiberCup Stavanger, Art Auction
2018, Art Aution, Prosjekt Pupp, Cancer Care Rogaland
2018, Ouroboros, KIR graduation exhibition
2018, Solo exhibition at UNNDEG, Bryne
2017, KIR 60 years anniversary exhibition
2017, Art Auction, Prosjekt Pupp, Cancer Care Rogaland
2017, The Artthou Showcase, Stavanger
2017, Para Para, Rogaland Art Center, Rogaland Art School
2016, Arranger of Pop up Art Show at Kirkegata, Stavanger
2015, Svankevikamarked art stand
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