The first UK solo exhibition of Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Henrik Uldalen, born in South Korea in 1986 and raised in Norway, is a self-taught artist renown for his oil paintings that marry classical figurative style with expressionist influences and a contemporary vision. Though many of his paintings are imbued with a sense of melancholy, Uldalen’s latest exhibition, Metanoia, represents a transformation in both the artist and his work. This new collection embraces a kind of letting go. The artist works in oils to create deeply atmospheric depictions of human figures obscured by thick layers of impasto, for an effect that is both otherworldly and emotionally familiar. For Uldalen, Metanoia represents the mental state of an individual who, for the first time in his life, is embracing change. It is a deeply personal exploration of the psyche, but it also speaks to archetypes of the human experience.
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