Patrick Huse, Dissolved surface

PATRICK HUSE – Landscape as Emptiness and Source

Former exhibition

4 April – 9 June 2019

In the spring of 2019, Lillehammer Art Museum exhibits drawings by Patrick Huse in the museum's project room. The exhibition includes 35 drawings produced over the last 3 years.

From a historical viewpoint, drawing has formed the basis of all artistic activity. Drawing has traditionally functioned as a component in the process leading to a complete artwork, in the form of a painting or a sculpture. It has been synonymous with a sketch or a study, and is still perceived as a means of articulating and delimiting reality.  For Patrick Huse, drawing is an essential prerequisite and basis for his paintings, but his drawings are also independent and complete artworks in their own right.

For over 50 years, Huse has been developing a technique and style that are unmistakably original. Using repetative lines, he divides the surface into a variety of organic patterns which are barely visible to the naked eye, and where no shape is completely identical to any other. This also reflects the movements of nature itself, which never wholly return to their starting point.

Curator: Janeke Meyer Utne