Helene Knoop’s Blog

Meeting Artists – Provence – New exhibition

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The Oslo Book

http://theoslobook.no/2016/03/10/helene-knoop/

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Game of Thrones actor, Kristofer Hivju, in Knoop’s studio

The actor, Kristofer Hivju, known from Game of Thrones and Beck, together with the Swedish lifestyle magazine Cafè, made a photoshoot in Helene Knoop's studio. The surroundings were a perfect fit for Hivjus personality and reflected his past. Knoop and Hivju used to hang out in the same milieu around Nerdrum in their 20´ies. 

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Invitation to Knoop’s Upcoming Show: Undercurrent at Bærum Kunstforening, Norway, April 30th-May29th

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Upcoming show. Undercurrent. Bærum Kunstforening, Norway, April 30th-May29th

In large format and with deeper experience Helene Knoop is showing 20 new works; paintings, drawings, installations and lithographs. Knoop interpreters the Nordic temperament and landscape with a baroque history and brushwork. Figures are poetically placed into the Birchwood and shows scenes which explains the show-title; Undercurrent. Woodland and scrub grows between large trees. Figures living their lives in the great society, children’s own world in our world and the true story about the sisters. Each work gives you layer of layer as much technique as content. As always, Knoop mixes...

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Humanisme og Kunst

Humanisme og kunst   Som malerinne har jeg ofte fundert over hvorvidt humanismen er til stede i kunsten opp gjennom de forskjellige kunstepoker og om den i det hele tatt er gyldig i dagens kunstliv. Med begrepet humanisme mener jeg at mennesket har en verdi i seg selv og en iboende verdighet. Når jeg selv skaper humane malerier går jeg inn i menneskets skjønnhet og verdighet uten å ta hensyn til kjønn, religion eller nasjonalitet, og maler deres historie og legeme med en solidaritet og respekt på den mest sublime måte, om det så er tiggeren eller prinsessen som males.   Med...

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Newsletter Fall 2015

After being on the move for a year Helene Knoop has established a studio in an old cement factory, in which she has created new paintings in 2015. The story of the “Three Graces” continues, now in oil on canvas and in alarge-scale format. Knoop depicts the meeting of three women and an intimate moment which reflects upon their sisterhood. Knoop’s series “Motherhood” is enriched with a new motif: Three characters—a mother and her children—melt together in a “Goodnight Kiss.” This is a self-portrait including her two children.    

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Book covers

My painting "Clio", from the series The Nine Muses is on the cover for this book. Later this year two other works will adorn the fronts of books: one about pregnancy and another for a poet... I like the idea that the paintings can live their life in other disciplines.

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Upcoming show in Barcelona

At MEAM, Barcelona;  http://www.meam.es/principal.html , two works of Helene Knoop will be exhibited ; "Milk" and "Soul resting on Shadow". The opening is scheduled on September 17. Knoop will be present at the opening and has also written an essay in the exhibition-catalogue.

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Naturally Nordic

New works at the exhibition Naturally Nordic at Paleet Karl Johan, Oslo, Norway. Welcome to the Champagne opening at 6 pm, Thursday April 9 Paintings by Helene Knoop, Christer Karlstad, and Marius Moe. Sculptures by Åse Nordanger. Photographs by Per Heimly and Erlend Mikael Sæverud. The exhibition is open from April 9 - April 25. See also Paleets webpage.  

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