About Sirenes

Sirenes – “Gentle as the music of Ravel"                             

New York based Art Critic Wilson Wong writes: "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" og "an atmospheric miasma conjured with a finesse that calls to mind the 19th century British painter J.M.V Turner". He continues with: "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”."

Sirenes - The Irregular Story - In fact Sirenes do not believes in the need to establish a characteristic creative attitude, but rather chooses a non-linear and abstract path, but always sensitive and "disturbed" from the outside. So begins the way of the irregular art of Sirenes. The canvas is transformed, in the words of Kandinsky suggests that one might think of her as an “Abstract Impressionist” writes Art Critic Denitza Nedkova, Bologna Italy. It seems appropriate to define this modus operandi as Lyrical Abstraction, able to combine the personal universe with the real world without the seemingly and imposed abstraction from the phenomenal.

Biographical Information: Siren Merete Fristad, artist name Sirenes was born in 1966, live and work outside Oslo, Norway. In 2011 Sirenes had her first solo exhibition in Oslo Norway. Sirenes has participated in several exhibitions in UK, Italy, Suisse, Austria, Spain, Norway, Canada, United States and China. She is represented by galleries in United States and Italy. Several companies in Norway exhibits her artwork on an on-going basis. Sirenes has been presented in several Art Magazines & Books, Interior, fashion & luxury magazines and she has received several special awards for her artwork.

Artist Statement: I have always been fascinated by colors, even as a child, and as an adult I have found that flowers, clothes and cosmetics all provide me with regular sources of intriguing or delightful color combinations. I become inspired to paint through silence and peace, by performing yoga, through meditation and by being in nature. I am trying to express my inner feelings from my soul in my work, but also relationships and emotions in and between human beings. I am very sensitive to the feelings of others, and that sensitivity forms an important part of my artwork. I am painting directly onto the canvas, always barefoot, often through finger-painting with the consequence that each painting becomes absolutely unique.

Contact Information: e-mail: post@sirenes.no, phone: (+47) 47 88 98 41