Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger
Natasha Askelund continues to surprise us by making unpredicted turns in her creation prosess. In "Two of a kind" two years ago she painted over her earlier paintings, changing naturalistic to monochrome. This time she has turned to abstracts and minimalism. There is not much paint on the giant canvases, leaving the impressing that the painting floats out on the walls and is everywhere. Some of the strokes are so delicate you almost wonder if they are there at all, or at the edge of the canvas, making you wonder what is behind the frame. The impression is that the paintings we only see a hint of, are paintings that have always been there and will always be there even if you remove the canvases. They are indestructible.