Artist and traveller Marte Valbeland has her studio currently placed in Arendal, AustAgder, Norway.
Her contemporary artwork involves medium expressions of Fine Art Photography and painting.
The passion for travel has increased in recent years, exploring various countries in Europe, North America and Asia.
During the time between 2010 to 2019 the studio "Atelie Cheri" was placed at the island and Cultural Center called "Odderøya" in Kristiansand, Norway. During this period Marte Valbeland Solo Exhibited aswell as participated activly in collaboration within the Artist Community of various art concepts.
For many previous years she has been teaching in high level of practical and theoretical studies, involving creative subjects such as interior design, graphical design and fine arts. Her experience and involvement with seminars and lectures in the subjects of "Art as Therapy" should also be mentioned.
In the early years an educational experience of Fine Arts (Bath Spa University, England) established Marte Valbelands artistic interest in Visual Arts.
She is an autodidact Fine Art Photographer, develops her skills step by step.
fineart & photography
As an autodidact Fine Art Photographer, Marte Valbeland is constantly investigating the possibilities to expand her artistic expression. Photography as her artistic medium started slowly during the year of 2013 and has today become her dominant choice.
The work originates from a fertile and imaginative thought process, a stream of consciousness, that is clearly evident. Deeper questions in the themes of Universal female forces, Time and Timelessness are central. The female characters in the images are often self portraits.
Installation Works combinates object, light, sound, text and digital picture in an ambient Black Box Room.
An educational experience of Fine Arts (Bath Spa University, England) established Marte Valbelands artistic interest in painting. In the early years her use of «Symbolism» was central, years afterwards she was inspired by realism. Her painted expressions frequently displays a collection of ordinary objects, resting in an empty space. The atmosphere shows an absence just as significant as the presence.
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