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Eigil Nordstrom

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Degree: MA Fine Art
University: City & Guilds of London Art School
Graduation Year: 2014

New Blood Art Statement

The poetical balance of space and light is captivating in the work of Eigil Nordstrom. Soporific, mellow hues and an imposing illusion of space where surfaces rise and fall. These planes of light seemingly disperse into invisibility giving each painting breathless depth. The effectiveness in the play of light seductively transports the viewer to natural idylls. Licks of light flitter across the canvas in purposely ambiguous surroundings. This evokes a feeling of familiarity, beguiling the viewer. The minimalist approach compliments the equivocal quality of the work, allowing lucid appreciations of the interaction and capricious nature of light and matter.

Artist Statement

My work is driven by a perpetual excitement about light. I paint primarily from memory, exploring the relationship between the phenomenon of light as it presents itself in memory and the action of painting. Sometimes the starting point for a body of works is a specific recollection of luminosity in the landscape. Other times, the work begins with a constructed space, such as a box made from found pieces of wood that lets the light in through cracks and openings. I like playing with the perceived materiality of light, in a manner inspired by the impasto application of paint in the late works of Rembrandt. In one moment it can appear to be more solid than the surface on which it falls, in another it seems ready to take off in a cascade of dust motes and reflected light, before it pours over a step like a viscous liquid.

Solo Exhibitions

2017, Vessels of Light, The Norwegian Church, London
2016, The Yearning, The Norwegian Church, London

Group Exhibitions

2018, Sensibilities of Belonging, NoonPowell Fine Art, London
2018, From the Studio Floor, St. Barnabas Church, Cambridge
2018, Open studios, Bow Arts Trust, London
2017, Intangible Spaces, Fieldworks Gallery and Unit G Gallery, London
2017, Juleutstilling, Gallery Ismene, Trondheim, Norway
2017, The Felix Project, Nunnery Gallery, London
2017, Open studios, Bow Arts Trust, London
2017, Uncommon Ground, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London
2016, Open studios, Bow Arts Trust, London
2016, From the Studio Floor, Cambridge Guildhall, Cambridge
2015, From the Studio Floor, Anise Gallery, London
2015, Incognito, The Stone Space, London
2014, Recent Graduates Showcase, The Affordable Art Fair, London
2014, MA Show, City & Guilds of London Art School, London
2014, Site/Sight, R. K. Burt Gallery, London
2014, FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London
2013, Graduate Show, The Art Academy, London
2013, Reflection, Burgh House Hampstead, London

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2014, ArtGemini Prize (1st prize winner category Painting and Sculpture)
2014, The Arts Charitable Trust Award, New English Art Club

Original works:

Folded Space

By Eigil Nordstrom

£320

Broadgate (afternoon study)

By Eigil Nordstrom

£300

Broadgate (morning study)

By Eigil Nordstrom

£300

Lone Splinter

By Eigil Nordstrom

£300

The Yearning

By Eigil Nordstrom

£1150

Recollection (of three moments...

By Eigil Nordstrom

£1250

Late Afternoon Flow

By Eigil Nordstrom

£2760

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The Silent Cascade III

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The Silent Cascade I

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Recollection (of the light sli...

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Memory II

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Sediments of Dust and Light II...

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Recollection of Light and Snow...

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1000 Summer Evenings

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Backwater

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