Norwegian artist Lars Aukrust masterfully applies liquid acrylics on large canvases to create fluid and emotive works. Using classic aesthetic design principles to achieve harmonic compositions and balanced design elements, Aukrust seeks to infuse a sense of classic beauty in his work. However, there remains a dynamism to be found in his works, created by unexpected juxtapositions of color and form that create excitement and invite the viewer to consider the image in a new way.
Much of the freshness of Aukrust’s colors and compositions is derived from his approach to the canvas, whereby the paint is initially poured onto the flat canvas, whereupon the colors are allowed to serendipitously mix. Eventually, forms and naturalistic elements develop in the later stages of the process, often in a distorted or suggested configuration. What results are images that are ripe for viewer contemplation for many years to come.
Aukrust was trained as a painter by his late uncle and well-known Norwegian artist Kjell Aukrust, who has a dedicated museum exhibiting his work in Alvdal, Norway.