December 27, 2013


Sirenes online artist CV as of december 2013

Sirenes presents her updated online CV as an artist per december 2013. It is an online easy to read presentation which gives the reader the highlights in Sirenes art career. Please click on the link below


December 15, 2013


Sirenes: A Sublime Colorist Enamored of Light

Art Critic of Sirenes: A Sublime Colorist Enamored of Light

As a little girl in kindergarten in Norway the artist known as Sirenes was fascinated with color. She loved the tactile sensation of putting her fingers in paint and applying it directly to the paper. And to this very day many of her large canvases are created entirely by finger-painting. These paintings in particular have a smoothness and a lyricism that is always a distinctive feature of her work, but can be seen special advantage in the intriguingly titled acrylic on canvas,“The Man Who Disappears,” in which the softly caressed pigment, with its subtle tonal variations of earth tones resembles something more like an amorphous mist of light and shadow than a physical surface: an atmospheric miasma conjured with a finesse that calls to mind the 19th century British painter John Constable’s comment about his great colleague and fellow countryman J.M.W. Turner, of whom he once said, “Turner seems to have outdone himself; now he’s painting with tinted steam!”
Just as mysteriously allusive in another manner, exemplifying the unique combination of coloristic sensitivity and gestural vivacity that Sirenes brings to bear is a composition she calls “The Fairy.” With a starburst composition akin to the West Coast American painter Jay DeFeo’s legendary canvas “The Rose,” albeit with that artist’s thick oil impasto replaced by Sirenes’ smoothly luminous light blue hues heightened with streaks of pearly white, without resorting to figurative imagery the painting evokes the fanciful spirit of a numinous being.
In another large acrylic on canvas called “Joy,” Sirenes conveys an even more elusive subject by virtue of her mastery of chromatic dynamics as vibrant and yet gentle as the music of Ravel. Here, delicately blended and variegated yellows, oranges, reds and pinks, accented with just a few steaks of verdant green, evoke a buoyant sense of the emotion that the title describes. Indeed, with these colors delicately balance at the center of the composition, floating against a beige background suggesting the raw unprimed linen of the canvas itself, Sirenes appears to combine a gestural lyricism that can be compared favorably to the early Abstract Expressionist works of Philip Guston with a chromatic complexity that would do the Color Field master Jules Olitski proud. Her ability to combine these elements so successfully suggests that one might think of her as an “Abstract Impressionist” who often goes beyond the Impressionist goal of painting the effect of light on objects to make the light itself the piece de resistance of her compositions. On the other hand, being a postmodern painter with all the license for free expression which that term implies, she does not hesitate to introduce recognizable subject matter when moved by the desire to do so.
One such work is her acrylic on canvas, “Lake at Night,” in which the white flowers and green leaves on the surface of the blue water appear to pay tribute to Monet, but the sense of their being illuminated by rays from the moon rather than the sun lends the composition a more romantic quality in the manner of Symbolism.
It should be added, however, that here, as well as in other paintings with prominently allusive elements –– such as “Butterfly Over Water” and “Evening” –– it is the underlying abstract armature of formal balance informing her compositions that invariably enhances and empowers all of Sirenes’ paintings.

–– Wilson Wong, New York


December 09, 2013


Sirenes artwork is available in UK Online Gallery

Sirenes is happy to announce that artlovers in United Kingdom can find her artwork at the Online Gallery - please follow the link


December 07, 2013


Sirenes artwork is now available at online gallery Laguna Art California

Sirenes is happy to announce that artlovers in California can find her artwork at the online Gallery Laguna art, United States



November 28, 2013


Sirenes Fine Art on TV in UK and Norway

Watch Sirenes Fine art at Tromsø - Tottenham live primetime on MAX TV in Norway and ITV4 in the UK at 7pm (CET) on Thursday the 28th of November 2013


November 26, 2013


Sirenes presents artwork in "Best of the International Arts 2013 Catalog at Art Basel Miami

Sirenes will participate in Best of the International Arts 2013 Catalog, which will be published as a special section in the Art Basel Miami - Red Dot Fair special issue of the Arttour International Magazine. a video presentation "Best of t...he International Arts 2013" will be included at the ATIM WEB TV Channel and will be presented for continuous exhibit during Art Basel week at the Arttour International Magazine Booth D111 at the Red Dot Fair via Big Screen.
November 21, 2013


Sirenes and Solveig presented in newspaper Asker og Bærum Budstikke

Solveig og Sirenes from Bærums Verk, presented in norwegian newspaper Asker og Bærum Budstikke regarding their exhibitions in New York. - 21 november 2013


November 21, 2013


Sirenes exhibits her artwork at JuleExpo, Norway 22 - 24 Nov 2013

Sirenes exhibits her artwork at JuleExpo, Lillestrøm, Norway 22 - 24 november 2013.

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