Around the world and always home. Viktoria Hallenius and her art is continuously being recognised, loved and enjoyed.
A pedestrian advances, riders on horseback travel towards the horizon; lone figures in a vast expanse of landscape. The forms of the figures are depicted in a combination of brush strokes, bold and faint. The figures are part defined, part implied. Solid but somewhat translucent at the same time, they assert themselves and yet are part of the background. Present and absent, they are captured almost in a moment of simultaneously appearing and disappearing,
thus isolating the present tense. Large areas of land and sky are laid out for us. We are aware of paint, colour and the coarse texture of the canvas. Such are the paintings of Viktoria Hallenius. These paintings are undoubtedly existential; people in the world, people in Nature. The tone is one of optimism however. The subjects are not alienated by the landscape, they interact with it, embrace it.