Kristin Holm Dybvig

Norwegian, 1963

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Kristin Holm Dybvig lives on the West Coast of Norway, close to fjords and mountains, on the edge of the North Sea. The colors of this beautiful ever-changing landscape form an endless source of inspiration for her work.

“I want to convey my perception of these old landscapes to the viewer, to visualise the abundant beauty and vulnerability of this nature through the veil of memories and the vibrancy of colors. I like to capture moody moments and express their calm and serene greatness. These lyrical landscapes are not pictures of actual places, they are made of memories and one could call them ‘soul-moods’, as they express a state of mind as much as a landscape.”

Dybvig had always been drawn to the arts, but different opportunities arose and she decided to focus on a career as an Art Director. She then moved to England where she studied Art and Art Therapy, after which she worked as an Art Therapist mainly with children and young adults. Drawing and painting thus followed her throughout the years and just three years ago she decided to focus all her time and energy on her own artistic career.

The artist prefers to create with dry pastels, working in an intuitive way, with her hands as tools for a more immediate approach. This results in works that emanate an ethereal feeling - a certain softness that one rarely encounters in other media. Dybvig’s works are a vibrant exploration of the inherent luminosity and vitality of the colors surrounding her - the dialogues, movements and flow that affect their character and how to translate them into gestures, shapes, and lines.

“Colors speak the language of my soul and never cease to fascinate and inspire me, providing endless possibilities for exploration.”

The artist currently works and lives in Stravanger, Norway.

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