Isolated and secluded from the usual world, Ingebjorg Stovya’s representations remark on the essence of solitude. Born in 1978, Stovya is one of the coveted artists, whose last solo show observed a long queue of visitors. In 2014, she fetched the first exhibition, which augmented a successful carer. Stovya has participated in several exhibitions worldwide and exhibited at notable fairs and fests like Art Copenhagen (2015), Scope Basel (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021), AAF Stockholm (2016, 2017 and 2018), Vertical Gallery in Chicago (2018), Scope Miami (2018) and AAF New York (2019.
Stovya’style of painting is narrative and concentrates on storytelling in a monologue way. The paintings are generally confined to a single figure on a romantic, stoic and interior backdrop. These figures look back at the audience with either an unsmiling face or a slight smirk. And they do not look directly instead they pose with a particular facial expression. The palette is devoid of brighter hues and steeped in sombre and pensive quality with various symbolic props. Among many motifs used in the painting, some instances note the idea of waiting. They invite the viewers to become a part of their solitude. Empty chairs and rooms, a pet animal, flowers, a wooden plank floor, etc are symbolic of the psychological state.
A Norwegian artist, Stovya’s references may have cropped from the experiences of the surroundings but denote a deeper introspection. Stovya’s works are a part of the reputed Bennet collection. Epitomising the post-contemporary values through the secluded figures, her rendering is realistic and skilled. Stovya is represented by Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway.
Stovya lives and works in Hemnes, Norway.
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