23 March 2014

Katarina Nordbotn: Uten Kontur

Katarina Nordbotn: Uten Kontur
Galleri Sult, Stavanger
Paintings from the courtroom

For the society to function it is crucial that the official institutions are reliable, unpartial and just. That is definitely important for the judicial system. In Norway we in general believe that everyone deserve and will get a fair trial. But still there are cases where innocent people are sentenced to prison. How do they and their families look at the courtroom? In the paintings by Norbotn there seems to be a lot of anger, pain and suffering imposed by the law. Even young children seem to be suffering in her paintings. On one wall there is a large collection of portraits, showing that every person has its own story.

Katarina Nordbotn: Uten Kontur