About Øyvind Suul
In general my artwork is a fusion between organic and industrial inspirations, aiming to create as many associations as possible and opening for a wide range of individual interpretations. I consider most of my work to be the product of an absurd combination of associations - always expressed in the form of a visual question and addressed to assumed denominators in the public's cultural background and experience. It is often both positively and negatively charged, capable of generating uncomfortable and macabre associations as well as humorous ones. I often prefer to mix different materials in my sculptural work. Not just for the visual contrast, but also as an emphasis of the concept behind it. The surfaces of my paintings are constructed layer by layer in a loop of actions based upon construction, destruction and reconstruction. It is an intuitive process where the level of consciousness shifts from almost unconscious brush movement and deliberate choices. The choices are not thought through, but happens as a response to the ongoing process.
1996 MFA Ceramics SHKS/KHIO, Oslo 1994 BFA Ceramics SHKS/KHIO, Oslo