Hakon Soreide - Fine Artist

Hakon Soreide

Inverness, Highland - United Kingdom

 
 
 

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Hakon Soreide

Inverness, Highland - United Kingdom

Hakon Soreide - Fine Artist

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About Hakon Soreide

Welcome to the gallery of Norwegian artist Hakon Soreide.


Drawing on a mixture of inspirations, I am such contrasting things as a former naval officer, a published poet, a keen photographer, enthusiastic recorder and native american flute player, and one day during Christmas 1999 - completely by chance - I also discovered I knew how to paint.

My work spans a wide variety of styles and media, all the way from traditional oils, pencil drawings and encaustics to digital paintings, 3D renderings and computer generated imagery, with styles ranging from the completely abstract to the sensually figurative.

2012 saw me moving from my native city of Bergen in Norway to Inverness, Scotland where I am working full time as an artist and designer.

Since I use Fine Art America mainly for my paintings, drawings and photos, a much bigger selection of greeting cards, iPhone cases, t-shirts, and hundreds of other kinds of merchandise with my art and designs are available in my Zazzle shop.

Artist's Statement

For me, art has become a fascinating journey of discovery, a voyage across uncharted seas towards the mysterious and mythical continent of limitless self-expression. As with so many other things, it's not the goal, but the anticipation of it - the journey itself - that makes it worthwhile.

To be able to express something to the full one day, effortlessly, and through any chosen medium, would take away the enchantment it is to learn how to get there. The tension between the limitations and possibilities, even visibly displaying human imperfection, is one of the things that make art interesting.

Furthermore, art should never cease to surprise even the artist, and a finished work should include both deliberate, spontaneous and random elements. Only thus can it become something beyond what it was possibe to imagine when you started creating it.

There are probably more definitions of art than there are artists. In modern aesthetics. many would say it is up to each person to define what constitutes art for them, effectively also leaving it up to the artist to display something and call it art. Whether something is good art or bad art is another matter entirely.

As for me, I usually define good art as something that is 'interesting'. There must be something about it beyond the ordinary that makes you keep your eyes on it long enough that you no longer just relate to it neutrally: Unanswered questions; a sense of wonder; form, colour and composition to catch the passing glance and make it linger.

When art succeeds as art, there is communication between the work and whoever experiences it, and you see not only the work, but something of yourself in it. Sometimes the enjoyment of an artistic work comes through analysis and an intellectual processing of meaning, sometimes it is immediate and inscrutably emotional. In both cases communication is its soul and substance.

All art exists in a strange vacuum; all media of expression, whether it be words, dance, or oil paints, offer limitations and possibilities on what can readily be expressed. All art does - in essence - make the spectators focus on these limitations, creating awareness of them, and thus making it possible to step beyond them. This awareness can in effect close the gap between what can be expressed and what cannot.


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In this gallery are my colour photos.

Hakon Soreide - Baklava
 

Baklava by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Cow Hide 4
 

Cow Hide 4 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Cow Hide 3
 

Cow Hide 3 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Cow Hide 2
 

Cow Hide 2 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Cow Hide
 

Cow Hide by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Raw Wool 4
 

Raw Wool 4 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Raw Wool 3
 

Raw Wool 3 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Raw Wool 2
 

Raw Wool 2 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Raw Wool 1
 

Raw Wool 1 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Mule Sheep
 

Mule Sheep by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Smoking Fish
 

Smoking Fish by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Swirly Flower
 

Swirly Flower by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Woven Flower Basket
 

Woven Flower Basket by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Clouds Sunlight and Seagulls
 

Clouds Sunlight and Seagulls by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - St. John Behind the Trees
 

St. John Behind the Trees by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Bergen  Winter Tree
 

Bergen Winter Tree by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - The Rose in the Rain
 

The Rose in the Rain by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Down the Drains
 

Down the Drains by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Light Painting 27
 

Light Painting 27 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Light Painting 26
 

Light Painting 26 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Light Painting 25
 

Light Painting 25 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Light Painting 24
 

Light Painting 24 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Light Painting 23
 

Light Painting 23 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Light Painting 22
 

Light Painting 22 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Light Painting 21
 

Light Painting 21 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Light Painting 20
 

Light Painting 20 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Weathered Venetian Door
 

Weathered Venetian Door by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Frond Fan
 

Frond Fan by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Colourful yarn
 

Colourful yarn by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in Rome
 

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in Rome's Piazza Navona by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Scottish Pebbly Beach on Skye
 

Scottish Pebbly Beach on Skye by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Glasgow Sunset Flight
 

Glasgow Sunset Flight by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Tar-Treated Wooden Wall
 

Tar-Treated Wooden Wall by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Antique Painted Shop Sign
 

Antique Painted Shop Sign by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Plum Tomatoes
 

Plum Tomatoes by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Yellow
 

Yellow by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Shiny Steel 2
 

Shiny Steel 2 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Steel Vortex
 

Steel Vortex by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Shiny Steel
 

Shiny Steel by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Golden Steel Swirl
 

Golden Steel Swirl by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Steel Vortex 2
 

Steel Vortex 2 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Between a Tree and the Sky
 

Between a Tree and the Sky by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Warp Speed
 

Warp Speed by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Silk Parasols
 

Silk Parasols by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Antique Typewriter 2
 

Antique Typewriter 2 by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Mount Lovstakken
 

Mount Lovstakken by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Ivy Creepers
 

Ivy Creepers by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Olivewood Recorder
 

Olivewood Recorder by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Swirly Lamp
 

Swirly Lamp by Hakon Soreide

Hakon Soreide - Blue Water Texture 5
 

Blue Water Texture 5 by Hakon Soreide

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