For his project at Tykkeriet, Andreas Siqueland has made a series of lino and wood block prints. The prints are simple line drawings of the sea and the mountains that exist somewhere between a simplified landscape and a theater prop. Forms are repeated and lines cross giving a sense of time and perspective to an otherwise flat drawing. The prints are made in various colors from blue and black to gold and silver.
Andreas Siqueland lives and works in Oslo, Norway. His practice is concerned with the relationship of art to nature and notions of translation, re-enactment, and repetition. He works as a painter and in collaboration with the Norwegian artist Anders Kjellesvik under the common name aiPotu.
Siqueland’s paintings are primarily landscapes in oil, ink and watercolour on board, paper and canvas. His works play on the active relationship between the conditions in which a painting is made and the ‘what’ it depicts. Working both outside and inside, Siqueland often lets the concrete situation, such as changing weather conditions or restrictions imposed by architecture, play an active role in making the work. In recent work he has been exploring painting through large scale works.From 2009-2012 Siqueland has been a research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo with the project A Place for Painting. In 2012/2013 he had an artist in residence in Fogo Island. The past year the artist has worked on the large scale painting for a public commission for the University of Tromsø.
Recent exhibitions of Siqueland’s work include I’m the Ocean, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst (2013), Pleinairsm, Walter Phillips Gallery The Banff Centre, A Box and Picture, The Academy of Fine Art, Oslo (2012); Winterstudio, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Bærum (2011); Momentum – 6th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss (2011); Practice for a Sunset, Tidens Krav, Oslo (2011); Villa Moderne, GAD, Oslo (2009); and Pleinairism, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík (2008). Recent exhibitions with work by aiPotu include: How Green was my Valley, Vevring, Norway, Welcome to the Neighbourhood, Askeaton, Ireland (2013), Five Thousand Generations of Birds, Fitjar, Norway (2012); Torino Over, MAO, Turin (2012); Leila, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (2010); The Smith and the Wanderer, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2009) and the 2008 Sydney Biennale, Revolutions – Forms That Turn.