Simone Opdahl

"It is impulses from nature that touch me, that I process in the painting process and locate in the pictorial space. What happens during painting: corrections, overpainting, destruction, and renewal, remains a witness in the picture. I prefer a spontaneous way of painting, intentionally leaving traces that remain visible like quotations of a permanent process (...)."

Simone Opdahl paints landscapes that are on the border of abstraction. As if through a fog, we see imagined mountain ranges roaming past us, the depictions of animals appearing between textures. Opdahl gives her canvases a relief-like feel, light and shadow show movement within the picture.

The artist studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. she lives and works in Berg am Starnberger See.