Kristin Vestgard “Alone not Alone” a solo exhibition of paintings at Cornwall Contemporary
Throughout December at Cornwall Contemporary, we were delighted to host Kristin Vestgard’s second solo exhibition with us ‘Alone Not Alone’.
Born in Norway in 1976, Kristin Vestgard studied art at the Nordfjord Folk High School until 1996 and then at Oslo Painting and Drawing school. A Fine Art degree followed at Falmouth College of Art in 1997 and three years later her studies culminated in a sell-out degree show. She continued to live in Cornwall for a further ten years, with her paintings becoming increasingly sought after by collectors across the UK. A return to her native Norway has seen Kristin further develop the dreamlike and ethereal characters that live in her paintings and she has exhibited at various galleries in London, Cornwall, Norway and Denmark. Her exceptional studies are quintessentially Nordic and can be found in many private collections worldwide as well as being held in the Falmouth College of Art collection.
“I want my paintings to have a flux like moment. I keep painting until they have the right atmosphere, and it must be a gentle balance of being both here and not here – fleeting but with a nerve. To have a playfulness running in and out of the layers of oil paint, with a deep sincere essence holding it together. To me my paintings hold many secrets… and I like it that way. It gives them space to breathe and live their own lives; just like people… they have a sea of secrets too.” Kristin Vestgard
The exhibition was an enormous success with a huge amount of interest and many people coming back to see the paintings three, four times. You can see the exhibition here