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Rebekka Kühnis: Out There Inside
24 September, 2022–15 January, 2023
“I have always felt a need to artistically dissolve my environment or at least to transform it into something less rigid, lighter, more ambiguous.
In Icelandic nature I found, in contrast to my country of origin, something pristine, less defined, less determined. As if everything around me was vibrant, in process of transformation and me being a part of it. This perception is present in my interpretation of Icelandic landscapes, which is characterized by a pictorial representation of something multilayered, ambiguity, transparency and movement. In this context, the exploration of options in linear representation plays a major role. While having mostly used graphic techniques so far, this exhibition will show paintings as well.”
Rebekka Kühnis (born 1976) grew up in Windisch, Switzerland. She studied at the Hochschule der Künste, Bern, where she earned a Master’s degree in Art & Education. She has since worked as an artist and art teacher. In 2015 she moved to Akureyri.