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In Medias Res XXII Painting

Bjørnar Aaslund


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 55.1 W x 59.1 H x 0.8 D in

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About The Artwork

"In medias res" is a Latin phrase that translates to "in the midst of things" or "into the middle of things" in English. It is a literary term that refers to a narrative technique where a story begins in the middle of the action, rather than at the beginning. This approach is often used to grab the audience's attention and immerse them directly into the story's central events or conflicts. Using "In medias res" as the title of a painting suggests that the artwork also employs this narrative technique in a visual context. It implies that the painting captures a moment of intense activity, emotion, or drama, much like the opening scene of a story that begins "in the midst of things." The viewer is invited to engage with the artwork and interpret the story or emotions behind it by starting from the middle, rather than having a clear beginning or end.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:55.1 W x 59.1 H x 0.8 D in

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Bjørnar Aaslund is an abstract painter who likes to define his work as memories of non-existent landscapes. Through the destruction of the subject where composition and perspective are broken down into rhythms, surfaces and brush strokes, Aaslund focuses on the intuitive reading of nature and his own surroundings. By using repetitions, different directions in brush strokes as well as different depth effects, he creates abstract landscapes that alternate between something recognisable and at the same time completely unknown. Always working from memory, Aaslund combines what he has seen with subjective experiences and moods, approaching different landscapes in an abstract language, with layer upon layer of color, some transparent, others opaque, forming the substance of the paintings. Based in Norway, Bjørnar Aaslund is a member of the NBK, Norske billedkunstnere (Norwegian Visual Artists Association) and LNM, Landsforeningen Norske malere ( Association of Norwegian painters)

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