britt smelvaer

22bs 3-Dimensional Quadrature, Britt Smelvær, wood, paper, paint, aluminum, nylon threads, 8'9" x 9'1" x 13" 2000, $24,500




britt smelvaer


britt smelvaer
18bs Map of Unkown Area I, Britt Smelvær, nylon fiber-acrylic, wood, 13.5" x 15" x 4", 34 x 38 x 10 cm, 2002, $1,600

17bs Travelnote, 34 x 38 x 10 cm, 2002, $1,600



britt smelvaer

britt smelvaer

13bs Frozen Image I, Britt Smelvær, wallpaper, acrylic, wood, 13.5" x 15" x 4.25", 2002, $1,600

9bs Frozen Image II, Britt Smelvær, wallpaper, acrylic, wood, 13.5" x 15" x 4.25", 2002, $1,600





britt smelvaer

21bs Rotating Ribbons, Makes Form, Britt Smelvær, cotton paper and slate, 59" x 9" x 3", 2002, SOLD

Selected exhbitions and venues: Lausanne, Switzerland (12th International Bienniale of Tapestry); Lodz, Poland (5th International Triennale of Tapestry); Erfurt, Germany (Configura, Art in Europe); Cheshire, England (New Forms in Willow); Smithsonian Institution, United States (Danish Expression in Textile); Tournai, Belgium (Textile Triennale); Nagoya, Japan (In Our Hands, Mixed Media, Small-Scale and 3-Dimensional Works); Malmø, Sweden (Nordic Forms).





britt smelvaer


britt smelvaer

5bs Travel Notes from Guatamala, Britt Smelvær, seed cups, mylar, 13.5" x 15" x 4", 34 x 38 x 10 cm, 2000, $1,600
6bs Travel Notes from Thailand, Britt Smelvær, seed cups, mylar, 13.5" x 15" x 4", 34 x 38 x 10 cm, 2000, $1,600


Statement:
I am a collector of materials wherever I go. In my art, I use many different ones. For commissions, my choice of materials depends upon the architecture, light and colors in the specific building. The material may be glass, metal, wood, or horsehair and sometimes painting on canvas or paper.

In my plexiglas boxes, I create three-dimensional rooms using industrial waste and objects found in the nature. I am inspired by the beauty of these objects and by their logical geometry. In my boxes, I may add colored forms of wood, metal or paper and sometimes, grids made of thread.

Britt Smelvær

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