Karina Herteig (NO)

Karina Herteig (NO)

Experimental and playful shapes in different materials are the center for the renounced Norwegian artist Karina Herteig. The works in her series always have a common base such as her serie of houses, which is then individually processed and varied in different materials. The inspirations from her travels around Asia combined with her Scandinavian roots are clearly seen. She is never limited by a material; on the contrary Karina Herteig invites the viewer in to her playful worlds of shapes and surprising surfaces.

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. She started out working with ceramics, which then developed into three-dimensional art and painting. “During life, you often find yourself in unexpected places, or seeing, meeting and experiencing new people and environments. It can be random details influencing your ‘path’, which is why you sometimes end up somewhere else than what you imagined and expected”.
The inspirations from her travels around Asia combined with her Scandinavian roots are clearly seen in her artworks. She is never limited by a material; on the contrary Herteig invites the viewer into her playful worlds of shapes and surprising surfaces.
When she first started working with sculptures she had little money and therefore found materials in trash dumpsters. “This way you get something, which already has a history”, Herteig says. She has long worked with series. Her series always have a common base, which is then individually processed and varied in different materials. In her ’house’-serie, Herteig worked with different ways to live and the problems involved with this subject.