This online exhibition focuses on the oil-pastel drawings by The Hague based painter Line Gulsett (1981, Norway). Usually working with oil paint on large-scale canvasses, the drawings show even more of the gothic aesthetic by means of a black paper background. Every drawn line and plane seems in motion, either dissolving into the darkness or approaching the viewer. The fleeting fragments of recognizable figures and forms seem to be engaged in a scene that is balancing between being playful and frightening.
Were in the painting the focus lies on the applied material, here she chooses to let the paper shine through the works. The rough, unbleached paper she uses creates a fascinating contrast with the suggestive smudges of pastel. Instead of the full-on dreamworlds of the paintings, these pieces seem to be fragments of repressed memories. They show the frameworks of an afterimage while focusing on a decisive act of movement.
All works are the same size and in nut-wood coloured frames, either horizontal or vertical oriented, made from 2013 to 2017.