Maria Hatling’s solo show ‘Balancing’ opens in June and will run until September.
This show consists of thirty plus paintings and mono-prints hung within Øyna, a unique space the literally grows out of the hillsides of Inderøy, in superb Scandi style.
‘Exhibiting at Øyna is extra special to me as it is near the small Norwegian town where I grew up. After years of living away and growing as an artist, I feel excited to able to bring my art home’.
Balancing : an act we all do most days in everyday life.
In her work, Maria aim to find the balance between chaos and control. This balancing act creates a certain energy whilst she paint, which she’s try to harness by being present in the moment. This energy gives form to the more fluid and impulsive strokes and coloured areas of Hatling’s work.
By continuing to explore themes of humanity found in her previous work, the black lines in Maria’s paintings can be seen as simplified human forms interacting. In her work, the arms of humanity are weak and rigid in the form of a thin stitched line. This can be seen as a comment on the need to strengthen our arms to meet our collective responsibility to look after each other and the world we inhabit. The black circles in her paintings represent moments of clarity and focus.