Scroll (Studio)


September 26, 2013: Printed a one-colour overlay onto water colour “wallpaper pattern” piece. Again with Julien Villaret at Mehr Siebdruck. Interesting optical result, sort of skewing the impression, abstracting and unifying it.

August 9, 2013: Completed another of the series, a sort of “Roman villa” atrium evening scene. The central panels of the piece were screen-printed in using a 3-tone cmy raster with Julien Villaret at Mehr Siebdruck.

July 21, 2013: Øyvind has been spending some time working with artist Julien Villaret at Mehr Siebdruck studio in Wedding, applying a two-color pattern to a large scale watercolor painting, completing another piece for a series of scroll-inspired watercolors. A great way to spend some warm Berlin summer days!

April 2012: We are currently in the process of designing a new hand-scroll, continuing on from the production initiated as part of a residency with HKS in Bergen. While the first scroll, Damsgård, played with the idea of site (the Damsgård mansion outside Bergen) and the passing of time, through a repeating wallpaper pattern, the new scroll will be constructed around an open-ended narrative relating to the Norwegian west coast scenery. Working on large scale watercolor panels, we are using regular brushes and airbrush, combining painterly and photographic effects as well as traits from traditional, Japanese woodblock prints. The finished panels (12-15 are planned in total) will exist as works in their own right, as well as making blueprints for a handscroll to be produced in silkscreen. During her stay with Kurt Kurt in Berlin, Miho has joined Oyvind in his Moabit studio over the past few weeks, and we just completed the first panel.

Here we present snapshots from the process, supplying more as the production develops. The Damsgård scroll and HKS residency can be explored further here.