Art by Mari

Original Acrylic Art


Art by Mari
Art by Mari


 EXHIBITION AT BL_NK GALLERI


From June 6 to june 23, 2024, I'm attending a group exhibition at Blank Galleri called Lucid Abstraction. You're welcome to  step by the gallery in Bygdøy Allé 21 to see the artworks, or check them out on blankbox.no.

EMERGING

"Emerging" is a new body of work exploring a journey of self discovery. During the past year I’ve made a lot of big changes in my life, and I’ve had to work a lot on my own emotions and relationship to myself. This journey is reflected in this collection, which is deeply personal. 

Emerging collection

Clarity
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Growing
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Longing
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Connection
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Acceptance
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Hope
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Courage
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Solitude
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In painting these artworks I've followed a completely intuitive process, reflecting my inner state at the moment of painting. I never know where I'll end up when I start a new piece, which is expressed in the variation of colours and structures of this collection. Every colour choice and brush stroke is intentional, although often not conciously available to me in that moment. Working on one piece for several days, weeks or months I create layer upon layer reflecting different emotions. This process results in every piece telling a unique affective story, which becomes more clear to me when taking a step back. 


Each painting in this collection has a title that reflects the emotions and moods that I can see through the layers influenced that particular painting. These artworks express feelings of calm, clarity and acceptance, as well as the solitude and courage necessary for connecting with yourself.

Through these abstract landscapes I invite you as a viewer to connect with your own internal landscape and notice what emotions the artwork evokes within you. Maybe some of the paintings can inspire you on your own inner journey of becoming closer to yourself. 

The painitng techniques I've used to express these landscapes is profoundly inspired by the innovative work of Sabina von Essen. I'll be forever greatful to her for being such a big influence in my process of finding the joy of painting. 

Fine art prints

Art detail posters


GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST


Mari Ringsaker

My name is Mari Ringsaker, I'm an Oslo based artist and psychologist. I combine my two passions in working as a psychologist and as a painter. In my view art and psychology is profoundly intertwined, as they're different ways of exploring the human experience and emotions. When I paint it's like time stops existing for a while, and it's when I feel the closest to myself. In my paintings I try to capture emotions and moods through different colors, motifs and textures, mostly in the form of abstract landscapes. My process is completely intuitive and captures my own inner landscape in the moment I'm painting. Working on one piece for several days, weeks or months I create layer upon layer reflecting different emotions. This process results in every piece telling a unique affective story. 


Through my own process I wish to connect to your emotions as a viewer. I aim for my work to be able to inspire and spark your own deeply personal associations to memories, places, adventures and possibilities. My hope is that through owning a piece of my art I'll be able to inspire a little bit of these feelings in you every day.


I'm self taught and I've made it a point to never take an art class. I find the freedom of being able to explore freely without any rules or guidelines is what gives me the most joy. I also find that it's much easier to get in touch with my own emotions and inner states this way. What inspires me is most often my own emotions, the beauty of nature, and the works of other artists. I'm especially inspired by the amazing works of swedish artist Sabina Von Essen.



Original landscape paintings

"Passage"
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Frost
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Curiosity
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Meadow
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Reverie
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Rise up
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Florals


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