About Therese Nortvedt
A central characteristic of Therese Nortvedt´s pictorial language is the mythical dimension of her motifs. The figures create stories indicating deeper symbolic meanings, never fully accessible.
“Therese Nortvedt is focusing specifically on contemporary celebrity offspring. She exploits the viewer´s familiarity and ready identification with the children in question, and thus draws us in.”
“A central characteristic of Therese Nortvedt´s pictorial language is the mythical dimension of her motifs. She presents us with a personal mythology occupied by women, children, animals and dolls, often rendered in feminine pastel.”
“Paintings derived from photographs of celebrity´s children in Nortvedt´s hands, become as empathetic as a pieta. And like a pieta`, the children depicted have an aura, but the exact contents of that ethereal glow are not revealed.”