Framing-time

These are the four lucky ones who will have the time of their lives in the Salvador Dali museum 18.-20. of September.

These are the four lucky ones who will have the time of their lives in the Salvador Dali museum 18.-20. of September.

Not far away from me I have the great framing workshop TABERNA RAMME. Together we`ve found some great framing lists for my paintings that are going to gallery Pingvin in Oslo and the Dali museum in Berlin.  

I am so excited to see the frames on my paintings, because this will actually be the first time I ever see a frame on a painting of mine. On previous exhibitions I have shown my work without frames, because I have loved how a painting could just soar on the wall and have no boundaries. At the same time I love to see the whole canvas and how the paint sometimes flows over the sides of the canvas. It reminds me of the painting process and it adds a certain roughness to the painting. But most of all it makes me think of a great childhood memory; how I would sneak into my grandfather`s studio when I was little, and smell the oil paint and carefully touch the canvases he was working on. I was so fascinated of what he was able to create on the white pieces of cotton. 

Detail from the painting "Can`t you hear your conscience calling?"

Detail from the painting "Can`t you hear your conscience calling?"

 

It was not easy to find frames. Believe me.    

I have chosen some classical frames with elegant simplicity lines, which I feel fit the paintings perfectly. The motives will speak for them selves and not get disturbed by lots of details on the framing.

I sure do hope you like them as much as I do.

Now when I see the result, I do understand that a good framing lifts the painting up a level or two. It sure looks fantastic. 

                                                                  There will probably be more framing on my paintings in the future as well. Thank you TABERNA RAMME great work! - I might keep some of my own paintings without though, just to be able to touch the sides of the white canvases...