530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Mona Hoel
Portal of Enigma
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • A New Perspective   A New Perspective
    Oil and Acrylic on Paper
    30" x 22"
    Mona Hoel

  • Down that Narrow Path II   Down that Narrow Path II
    Oil on Canvas
    31.5" x 31.5"
    Mona Hoel

  • A Time to Embrace   A Time to Embrace
    Oil & Charcoal on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Mona Hoel

  • Down that Narrow Path III   Down that Narrow Path III
    Oil & Charcoal on Canvas
    31.5" x 31.5"
    Mona Hoel


Mona Hoel

MONA HOEL

Portal of Enigma
May 16 - June 5, 2014
Reception: Thursday May 22, 2014 6-8 PM

Emotional, intimate, and open-ended, Mona Hoel’s paintings are a dreamlike portrayal of our inner lives. Hoel works primarily in oil, sometimes mixed with acrylic, ink, or charcoal, and often applied experimentally in the search for new textures. She explores new surfaces, including wood and paper. This is all in service of Hoel’s particular, beautifully wrought atmosphere: gauzy washes, delicate flowing colors, and swaths of light. The palette is bright but can run to translucency, and frequently appears to be infused with sunlight. Her works show mysterious figures caught in half-finished landscapes. Hoel often seems to be painting memories or ideas.  In each work, she celebrates the light touch of coherence and encompassing ambiguity inherent in every story – offering the viewer a fruitful journey into an infinitely unfolding narrative.
 

Hoel was born in Tromsø, Norway and today lives in Helsinki, Finland. She practiced law for several years before leaving the profession to attend art school.




Artists in this exhibition

One Earth GoldBlue EarthThe Garden Series - Red Coral MarlberryA New PerspectiveMajestyThe Italian GirlSpring StormClouds Over ParadiseErratic View Of Half-Dome, YosemiteTransition