Oda Iselin Sønderland Bislett, 2019 Watercolor on paper 85 x 66 cm (framed)
This work is framed
The characters in Oda Iselin’s paintings search for a feeling of control, but they’re trapped by their own fears. They find themselves drenched in sweat, stuck in loops or stressful situations. Reflections of different kinds appear in the paintings, working as a comment on being seen by oneself and being seen by others. Some of the paintings express a power relation between humans, animals and vehicles. The characters find themselves partly in reality, either in the city of Oslo or in the middle of the forest. The delicacy and transparency of the medium, with the harmonic coloring, gives a soft touch to the nightmarish motives.