Inside Artists - Issue 18

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74 ARTIST PROFILE Borg de Nobel

Borg de Nobel


ike words preserved on the pages of a journal, Borg de Nobel’s works are visions of half-remembered memories, recounting emotions and dreams, subconscious thoughts and recollections. Like visual poetry, they are to be read with the heart over the head. Although her expressive tendencies are often at the fore, with abstract strokes centring the work, the artist’s oeuvre changes from one painting to the next; free from any genre and not set on one particular style. Her process sees her breaking up the elements of the work and piecing them

The Tumbling Crowns, 2019, oilpaint & varnish glazing on cavnas, 120 x 160 cm

back together in different materials in an evolving process where the materials might still be moving after she’s finished. Working with oil and acrylic paint, charcoal, chalk and oil paint stick, her artworks are a celebration of light and colour, imagination and reality. Living and working in Kwadijk in The Netherlands, de Nobel is a largely self-taught artist with work sold and exhibited across the world.