Cecilie Galtung Doesvig’s graphic and assertive works mix media and moments to create compositions that are at once preservations of a single moment and full of energy. This duality lends undeniable life to her works, whether rendered digitally, in acrylic, or in some combination of media. Doesvig’s compositions frequently burst with color tempered by a stencil-like application of starkly defined black, white, and grey, creating an almost pattern-like scene that suggests reality frozen in a moment. A graffiti sensibility is clear in the dripping paint that breaks apart the crisp clarity of lines in some pieces and in the text in others. Doesvig emphasizes the movement of both figures and materials. Humans step dynamically into frame just as pigment stretches out of frame. The result is a collection of paintings, drawings, and prints that exist between the controlled and the casual, between deep saturated pigment and stark monochrome.
A native of Norway, Doesvig works from Bergen. The artist’s own experiences contribute to the work, preserving otherwise forgotten moments in everyday life.