Monday, June 27, 2011

HDK summer course: Ola Åstrand

Artist Ola Åstrand gave a lecture at the HDK summer course in screenprinting today. Ola works a lot with screenprint in big format in his art. He prints in 70 x 100 cm and then glues the pieces together to form bigger pictures directly on the wall. (like many street artists working with posters) The display, the installation, in his exhibitions are of great importance.

I found it interesting that he based the lecture on his blog where he had documented exhibition installations as well as his art.

After the lecture we visited Ola's retrospective exhibition at Galleri Thomassen - the exhibition was actually over, but as it was still there we got to see it.

Ola was the perfect lecturer for the course.


kitty kilian said...

Hi Alexandra! Putting your link back too.. so much to catch up on.. have a nice summer!

gracia said...

I like that his blog was more than incorporated into his lecture... and how lucky for all to see the exhibition even though it was over. It is rarely enjoyable to dismantle an exhibition so I think that Ola might have liked this extra viewing too.

g xo