Hille’s work Hiding/I got your back. Curator and art communicator Luisa Figueira Aubert says of Hille: “She is a storyteller about the unredeemed, the imperfect and the unspoken.”
The painting Everything.
Artist of the Month, Norway
The art of visualising calm in the chaos It was never a given that art would be the way of life for Norwegian visual artist Janne Løhre Hille. By Åsa H. Aaberge
Photos: Ansgar Valbø
After studying both language and marketing, the Oslo-based multi-artist worked as a counsellor and later within marketing. But as the corporate career spun, an urge to express herself creatively grew.
also rent a spot at a ceramic workshop where I create clay sculptures. As I find it intriguing to vary my techniques, I have started to play with woodcuts as well,” says Hille.
After having her first child, Hille started art school. Her family grew from one to two and then three children – and with every new addition to the family, the artist dream blossomed. Now she spends every day in the studio being a full-time artist. “I have my atelier where I primarily work with abstract painting on canvas and wood panels. I 96 |
Hille focuses on compositions, variations in techniques and abstract shapes, organic textures and structures in her creations. As for the palette, she mainly sticks to the colder hues of the colour spectrum. Blue shades are more often than not prominent in her work. Symbolism and subjective motifs As an initiative for the observer to make up their minds and open up to subjective feelings and opinions, Hille stays away from titling her works in great detail. “I deliberately try to be a bit vague so that the observer can view my pictures in their own experience, and not mine. That way, the art feels more open and makes for exciting and subjective motifs,” she says. Symbolism is hidden within her work, and Hille does not want worldly descriptions to guide the viewer’s interpretation. “My