Sol KJØK

painter born in 1968

Sol Kjøk in her studio

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ARTWORKS

Paintings on wood panel

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SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm)

Photos by Cary Whittier, Copyright © 2020 Sol Kjøk

 

Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020

Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych

2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm)

 

BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in Norway, Sol Kjøk lives at and runs Mothership NYC, the Brooklyn arts collective she founded in 2005.

 

After studies in Paris, Athens (GA), Vienna, Medellín and Cincinnati that earned her three graduate degrees in humanities, she obtained an MFA in painting at Parsons School of Design in New York.

 

An avid drawer all her life, Kjøk’s work has been featured in 100+ shows worldwide. She has held artist residencies in several countries, taught at universities and art schools and lectured at museums and art centers throughout the US.

 

Her work, which originates as performance, is featured in "Drawing Essentials" (Oxford University Press), a textbook widely used in fine arts programs in the US.

 

A recipient of more than 50 awards and artist’s grants, Kjøk is represented in public museum collections such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, Teckningsmuseet [the Nordic Museum of Drawing], and the Osten Museum of Drawing, as well as numerous private and corporate collections throughout the world. In 2011,

 

In 2011, Kjøk founded NOoSPHERE Arts, a nonprofit exhibition and performance venue in Manhattan with the objective of bringing artist colleagues from elsewhere to New York. Now a mobile entity, this 501c3 organization continues to present multidisciplinary arts programming across several NYC platforms, including Kjøk’s painting studio in Brooklyn, known as Last Frontier NYC.

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VIDEOS

Video by Gianni Pipoli - Courtesy of Sol Kjøk

ARTIST STATEMENT

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ARTIST STATEMENT

 

“I create figurative drawings and paintings − preferably life-size and beyond − dealing with the fundamental interrelatedness and interdependence of all living things and the constraints imposed by our physical bodies. My scenarios are not mental constructs; they come from wordless places such as dreams, meditation and other states of altered consciousness. Their truth, revealed in some partial way to the dreamer, suffers from being squeezed through the bottleneck of verbal language.

 

I believe this imagery springs from a well that we all share. Western civilization is now at a pivotal point where cutting-edge science is starting to prove what mystics and ancient cultures have always intuitively known: all matter in the universe exists in a web of connection and constant influence and thought is simply another form of transmitted energy. The consequence is no less than a revolutionary paradigm shift: We can no longer view ourselves and our minds as the private, self-contained workings of an individual brain. In short, we are oneness having the experience of separateness.

 

To put these internal glimpses out there in the world, I use my own and my friends’ bodies as a visual and visceral source. I gather my loved ones in my studio to pose with me, often in acrobatically challenging ways. This hands-on physical experience allows me to explore aspects of the human condition that are particularly interesting to me: pushing against our limits; the risk of falling; the co-presence of vulnerability and strength.

 

The resulting paintings can be displayed in all directions, as their story is one of constant flux and cyclical time. I aim for a continuous quality where nothing has an endpoint, and one movement flows into the next, like a ribbon. Since every figure depicted is a real person in my life featured in multiple works over the years, I also see this series as an exploration of the concept of reincarnation: “Every lifetime, we meet the same circle of souls, to say thank you or to say sorry, and once again exchange our roles.” (From ‘Amen’ by Gogol Bordello, my favorite New York gypsy punk band.)”

 

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Credits: Max Laniado Fine Arts LLC - New York

SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm)
SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm)
SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm)
SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 13 ,2019 Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel 4' x 8'  (122 x 244 cm)
SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm)
SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm)
SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 13 ,2019 Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel 4' x 8'  (122 x 244 cm)
 SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 06, 2018 Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel 8' x 4'  (244 x 122 cm)
SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm)
SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm)
SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 13 ,2019 Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel 4' x 8'  (122 x 244 cm)
SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 16 (Purple Ribbon), 2020 - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel, diptych - 2 panels of 48 x 36 in.  (122 x 91.4 cm)
SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm) SOL KJØK - SPIRALING SMOKE 15, 2020 (RIGHT PANEL) - Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel - Triptych 3 panels of 46x 36 in. (122 x 91.4 cm)
SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 13 ,2019 Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel 4' x 8'  (122 x 244 cm)
 SOL KJØK - Spiraling Smoke 06, 2018 Oil, acrylic, pastels on wood panel 8' x 4'  (244 x 122 cm)