Heidi Jahr Kirkeby
Heidi Jahr Kirkeby is a Norwegian visual artist. She is educated at Vika School of Art and Nydalen School of Art in Oslo. She mainly works with nature abstractions with acrylics on canvas.
Her artistic goal is to create interacting atmospheres by expressing her personal interpretations of nature. She aims to highlight the meditative value of nature in today’s hectic society. In a deeper sense the atmospheres in her paintings can be interpreted as her personal moods.
During her artist residency at eskff she will explore the art of Helen Frankenthaler and use the inspiration in her own nature abstractions.
Jay Golding is a Jamaican-born, American Autochthon artist of Maroon descent. Golding’s mixed-media practice explores themes related to migration, ancient mythology, and the relationship between his Caribbean heritage and African influence. His work ranges from depictions of masked figures to friends and relatives, either placed in natural settings or against flat backgrounds–frequently using a vibrant palette of reds, blues, greens, yellows and purples, typically accompanied by emerging textures caused by recycled materials such as paper towels and other found elements. Golding’s practice often references familiar surroundings, reminiscent of his childhood and inspired by his distant travels–as a form of revealing his personal connection to specific types of geography. Jay received his BFA in Studio Art from Kean University. He frequently signs his work using the pseudonym Kwame as a justification of the
connection he feels to his tribal roots by way of Ghana, West Africa.
June Sira was educated at the Oslo National Academy Of The Art where she studied painting, printmaking and sculpture from 1985 to1992. She has a Master of Fine Art in painting from Chelsea School Of Art, 1999/2000. After graduation she was selected for the UBS Art Award and received the national winner prize from a jury including Sir Nicholas Serota. Her work has been purchased by museums and institutions and she exhibits regularly.
In June Sira's paintings we meet people of ambiguous age in portraits or tableaus that are fabulistic, symbolic or fragments of a story. She paints with tempera or pigments and rabbit skin glue directly on canvas. A classic technique where she expresses a contemporary sensibility.
Reuben Negrón is an American contemporary visual artist best known for his intimate narrative watercolor paintings and charcoal drawings. Rooted in the examination of his own life experiences, as well as those of the people and places he depicts, Negron’s work is defined by its rich, intimate scenes, often grounded in themes of isolation, sexuality, memory, psychology and identity.
during my years as a college student i was consumed in the pursuit of 2 areas of study:
photography, and architecture. though i ultimately chose the path of becoming an architect and have been engaged in a longstanding successful career as such, i simultaneously never stopped being a photographer. photography was like a secret lover of mine, kept private and not shared with the world.
many different bodies of work have been produced over the years as this passion has never wavered. there exists a 30 year body of work most of which almost no one has ever seen.
for a long time i have been wanting to change that, pull back the curtain and bring some of my work out into the light of the world. it is long overdue. now feels like the perfect moment as i cannot keep this only to myself any longer...