Marit Roland Draws Three-Dimensionally with Paper
Norwegian artist Marit Roland exhibits her sculptural drawings made of paper for the very first time in Sweden. For many years, Roland only worked with white paper, but recently, she has grown bolder and less scared of trying new approaches in her practice, in which no two exhibitions are alike. Starting on September 25, the Art Gallery at Wanås Konst will be filled with Roland’s enormous artworks – this time in several colors.
Every Paper Drawing is unique and is created directly on site where they are exhibited in dialogue with the exhibition space. By working in new places, in new spaces, Roland challenges herself to constantly find new methods for creating her drawings. Her working method requires minimal equipment and does not demand much of the site. This is important, she says, because she can then work with her art regardless of the conditions.
“I used to see paper as a practical necessity for drawing on, but now paper has taken on its own value. Paper has infinite possibilities, and I twist and turn it so the installations will work in every specific situation,” Roland says.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marit Roland (b. 1981 in Kristiansand, Norway) graduated from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (2012) and received Arts Council Norway fellowships in 2014-2015 as well as 2017. She has previously had several solo exhibitions in Norway, at such venues as the Akershus Kunstcenter (2018) and Kristiansand Kunsthall (2013). Until October 17, Paper Drawing #33 will be displayed at The Telemark Gallery. In addition to her work with her own art, Marit Roland was an associate professor at the Department of Visual Arts and Drama at the University of Agder, and since spring 2021 has worked as contributing artist at The New National Museum in Norway. The exhibition at Wanås Konst will be her first in Sweden.
Marit Roland will be working with the installation of the exhibition from September 21-25.
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