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MUB short exhib text almost nothing

almost nothing. When I first was given the white invitation I was far from imagining how daring this single colour challenge was going to be.
The essence of my painting is nothing but colour – colours and light. Being limited to white, this reduction or even denial of colour, at first, appears to resist meaning and interpretation.

Using only white seemed to take my work to extremes. And no matter how hard I tried, white on white still wouldn’t make any sense or create wonder in my process. But taking off with heaps of colours followed by a generous flow of white paint made saturation and light appear. almost nothing - yet infinite white space loaded with significance.

Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke, 2019

almost nothing. When I first was given the white invitation I was far from imagining how daring this single colour challenge was going to be.
The essence of my painting is nothing but colour – colours and light. Being limited to white, this reduction or even denial of colour, at first, appears to resist meaning and interpretation.

Using only white seemed to take my work to extremes. And no matter how hard I tried, white on white still wouldn’t make any sense or create wonder in my process. But taking off with heaps of colours followed by a generous flow of white paint made saturation and light appear. almost nothing - yet infinite white space loaded with significance.

Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke, 2019