Five questions to Kristin Holm Dybvig

Five questions to Kristin Holm Dybvig

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Kristin Holm Dybvig, born in Stavanger in 1963. Kristin live and work in Stavanger, at the West coast of Norway. She received her Diploma in Art Therapy from Tobias School of Art, England. Kristin started her career as an Art director in a marketing agency, then had a career as an art therapist, mainly working with children and young adults. Finally she has landed her own career in art.

Since when do you paint and what are your favourite motive?

I have painted most of my life and professionally the last 7 years. I like to share my love for pristine nature. My motives are based on memories of magnificent landscapes, great views and beautiful nature, places that I have visited, are surrounded by and has a significant imprint in my life. The memories I use can be trigged by fragrance, sounds or pictures and come as flashbacks. They are incentives for the work on paper and the artwork is finished when it tells the story on its own independent premises.

It’s important to me to tell the stories of these old landscapes surrounding me. The motives behold the beauty and magnificence of the nature we are rapidly loosing to economical interests and shortsighted profit. We seem to forget that they are on loan from the coming generations. My artworks are imbued by a hope that they can contribute to change.

When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first?

The colours! The colours always come first, the choice of palette stems from my momentary mood and the memory that it will convey.

From what do you get your motivation?

I guess its an inner drive to create, I have many unfinished artworks in my head and heart. I love the work I do, I find peace in the process, it centres me and I feel safe and content.

I haven’t made my best work yet, I’m still thinking that its going to be the next one. There are many artworks that are waiting to come to life on the paper, and many paths in front of me.  There is still much I would like to examine and try out, and difficult to choose which path to walk first.

Your life without art would be...

Painful, poor, petulant.

What is the best art place in your city at the moment?

The best place to go for inspirational art in my neighbourhood is MUST, Stavanger Kunstmuseum. All exhibitions over the last years has been inspiring. From the awesome retrospective exhibition of Ruth Asawa’s beautiful looped-wire sculptures in October 22 to the exhibition The Forbidden Forest by Andreas Siqueland that is on now.

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