VU-artist 2023

02 February 2023

VU-artist 2023

We are approaching Vinterfestuka, which is the biggest event of the year in Narvik. This year’s Vinterfestuka lasts from 17th-26th of March. Every year Narvik Museum has an art exhibition at the museum with a VU-artist. This year Bjørg-Elise Tuppen is the VU-artist!

Smilende kvinne i kunststudio. Bjørg-Elise Tuppen. VU-kunstner 2023 VU-artist 2023
VU-artist 2023 – Bjørg-Elise Tuppen

Bjørg-Elise Tuppen / Biography

Bjørg-Elise Tuppen is a visual artist, photographer and sculptor who lives in Harstad, where she also has her art studio. She has degrees in art from the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Falmouth, England.

Kunstverk av Bjørg-Elise Tuppen, maleri. Sort og blått, ansikt. VU-kunstner 2023 VU-artist 2023

Tuppen’s art can be described as both versatile, philosophical, abstract and figurative, focusing on the human being. She paints with deep denominations and works a lot with texture through different techniques. This often results in expressions with connotations to light beyond the visible spectrum. In her abstract work, she explores aspects of our physical laws, such as particles, time, and entropy.

Kunstverk av Bjørg-Elise Tuppen. Skulptur av ansikt i hvit leire ligger på is ute, fjell med mørketidslys i bakgrunnen. VU-kunstner 2023 VU-artist 2023

Her sculptures are often integrated with wood or other natural materials to explore our role in reality. Through site-specific and temporary sculptures, made from natural materials from the site, she explores entropy. This is done by returning them to their original state. Here the process becomes the important thing. In her photographic work, she often focuses on combining conflicting elements to create new, strange expressions.

Kunstverk av Bjørg-Elise Tuppen, maleri. Sort og blått, abstrakt. VU-kunstner 2023

Through her interest and fascination with physics, she explores our place in reality. How we are entangled with, and subject to, the same physical laws as all other matter, but at the same time a conscious part of it. This is a junction in her art where time and consciousness play central roles.

Tuppen has had several solo exhibitions, been presented in several books and journals, and she has recently become part of YAH Management representing her in Milan, Italy.

We at Narvik Museum are looking forward to having Bjørg-Elise’s exhibition at our museum! It’s a sales exhibition, and it opens on 17th. of March with a vernissage, and will remain at the museum until mid-August 2023.

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