About the artist:
Hanne Margaretha Biedilæ is a Norwegian ceramic and visual artist based in Fredrikstad, Norway. She is educated in Denmark and Norway. Her works has a wide range and includes ceramic sculptures, objects, installations, paintings on canvas or paper from small to large sizes and works on large canvas in mixed media technique. She uses sosial contexts as inspiration for her works of art and the expression can be both figurativ and abstract.
Hanne have worked in her own workshop/studio and run different galleries alone and in multiple art collectives since 2006. She has curated exhibitions for other artists and herself, and been a member of the exhibition committee of various art societies in Norway.
Hanne hold interactive art courses for public services, privat companies and private individuals in techniques as ceramics, paint and drawing.
Artist Statement Hanne Margaretha Biedilæ
My artworks are influenced by the complex relationship between humans and the surrounding world. I am fascinated by emotions and use my inner voice to uphold a social and universal consciousness.
I capture these emotions and thoughts through ceramic sculptures, objects, drawings and paintings.
A main concept that I approach in my artworks is the feminine universe. I explore the definition of femininity and the surrounding expectation to the «eternal feminine- eternal youth».
My paintings are often colorful with expressive or powerful brushstrokes. My ceramics work are often without glaze, minimalistic glazed or with acrylic painting, stains or organic medium.
I use different clay and burning temperature in my ceramic works and often coarse cotton canvas or linen canvas when I paint.