RÖYKEN, NORWAY - June 15, 2016 - / The Norwegian artist Henriette Roka-Aardal will show sculptures and a collection of her latest paintings in a unique art exhibition called "Kunst i Hus, part II" (Art in a House) in Röyken, just half an hour outside of Oslo, Norway. 

This art exhibition opens on June 16, through June 19, 2016, Thursday - Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Admission is free.  The Address: Show house by Block Watne Glitreveien, 27, 3440 Røyken (Norway)

This April the artist showed over fifty paintings in a brand new functionalist house by one of Norway´s largest house constructors Block Watne, whom the artist has started a collaboration with. The unique art project was very well received by the audience who also enjoyed the new way of seeing art being shown. 

Henriette is looking forward to show her new paintings and several other new 3D works during the art exhibition.  "The exhibition in a Show House is an exciting and interesting project never seen done before by any other artist in Norway," says Roka-Aardal, "and it is so interesting to see how the viewers experience to see art in its true surroundings.”
During the exhibition "Kunst i Hus, part II" the artist will move her studio into the Show House to paint "live" for the audience, who also get to see her first Monk sculpture and a collection called "KLOSTER" (Monastery). 

About the Artist

Henriette Roka-Aardal was born in Høvik in Bærum. With a grandfather who was a famous painter, and a generally creative family, she soon began to draw and develop her creative abilities. Her influences range from old sketches during her student days in England, different textures and structures, and a color palette of earthy tones. Roka-Aardal combines her inspiration to create a style distinctly her own, where her art, with their pleasant and soft colors and contemporary figuratie motifs fits into most homes and interior styles. 

Currently, Henriette lives and works in Røyken, just outside of Oslo (Norway), and she is an artist, exhibiting her work in both national and international galleries. 

Contact Information

Website:          www.roka-aardal.com
Email:               henriettera@mac.com
Facebook:       Roka-Aardal
Instagram:     roka_aardal

 

RÖYKEN, NORWAY – March 31, 2016 - / This April the artist Henriette Roka-Aardal will show a dozen of her paintings in quite a special art exhibition in Röyken, which is just half an hour outside of Oslo, in Norway.

The art exhibition "Art in a House" ("Kunst i Hus") will take place in a private atmosphere in a brand new functionalist house by one of Norway´s largest house constructors Block Watne, whom the artist has started a collaboration with.

The exhibition is quite an exciting and interesting project never seen done before by any other artist in Norway.

As a viewer you will see art surrounded in a striking home instead of a gallery. Will you see and experience art in a different way than if you´d seen it in a high class gallery? Every room in the show house is decorated with Roka-Aardal´s paintings, and in this exhibition you could not only buy the art you see, you can also buy the house!

About the Artist:

The Norwegian artist Henriette Roka-Aardal (born 1975) is continuing her late grandfather Charles Roka´s artistic legacy. From her debut exhibition in 2014 she has carried out several exhibitions both national and international, together with artists such as Ekatherina S, Silvia Papas, Brian Albers and Elling Reitan.

Henriette draws inspiration from different things she sees or hears in everyday life. A play of colors on an old brick wall, texture from the nature, or a song on the radio. A sketch can either turn into a painting right away or remain for several years before it can be picked up again and realized on a canvas. She paints with few earthy tones and blends into inks and chlorine. This creates exciting color combinations and effects in her paintings. At this point and until now she has, with her background and the techniques she uses, developed her skills and style which can be characterized as expressionist and figurative.

Issuer Contact Information

Website:           www.roka-aardal.com  

Email:                henriettera@mac.com  

Instagram:      roka_aardal

Twitter:            @Roka-Aardal

 

NEW YORK, NY – March 20, 2016 - / Four creative, female artists from Norway, USA, Israel and Iran announced last week their launch of their international art project #ICareFor.

Henriette Roka-Aardal (Norway), Natalie Burlutskaya (USA), Shirley Siegal (Israel) and Hadieh Afshani (Iran) launched last week their art project called #ICareFor in social media. It is an international art project for female artists around the world.

This group is interested in getting to know what different women in arts from different parts of the world are caring for and standing for. After collecting information from several female artists, the curator team will eventually use the obtained material for a video work to be shown in an exhibition called "the Female Power" in New York as a part of the project.

"We hope as many as possible of all female artists from around the world will participate", says the Norwegian artist and curator Henriette Roka-Aardal. "The submission is free and for every creative woman out there", she continues. "All you need to do is post an image of yourself with your work/s and write what you do care for, and use the hashtag #ICareFor", she adds.

#ICareFor is an international art event and part of the Art & Social Project "The Female Power" which is a platform for self-identified women artists to speak out, express their thoughts and concerns. The curator team plans several art events, social talks and group exhibitions in the future.

The research #ICareFor is aiming at gathering the material and connecting women from different countries in order to organize art events supporting and promoting the most important social causes.

This January the four women met through the international art exhibition "Show Your World" in New York, organized by Re:Artiste. Shortly after the exhibition, co-founder Natalie Burlutskaya contacted the other three female artists and together they started a group collaboration and planning their first common art project #ICareFor.

The four collaborating artists are;

Henriette Roka-Aardal, Norway: Painter, Interior Decor Advisor, Restorer.

Natalie Burlutskaya, USA: Co-Founder of RE:ARTISTE International Art Organization, Photographer, Networking Program Coordinator for Creatives - “Art Terrace” and “The Platform”.

Shirley Siegal, Israel: Painter, Lecturer, Social Activist, Juror for the International Art Competition “Show Your World” in November 2016.

Hadieh Afshani, Iran - Australia: Painter, Art Teacher, Workshop Instructor, Juror for the International Art Competition “Show Your World” in November 2016.

Read more about the #ICareFor event and possibilities for Participation on: http://thefemalepower.tumblr.com

Any Questions Please Contact:

Henriette Roka-Aardal email: henriettera@mac.com  

Natalie Burlutskaya      email: info@reartiste.com

OSLO, NORWAY – August 30, 2015 - / Artist Henriette Roka-Aardal will be showing shows a dozen of her paintings at Galleri Pingvin in Oslo, Norway. She was selected as one of 12 emerging artists in 2015 which will set out in the same gallery as Ekatherina S., M. M. Malvin and Silvia Papas.

Roka-Aardal draws inspiration from different things she sees or hears in everyday life. A play of colors on an old brick wall, texture of fish scales, a song on the radio, or an experience on a trip abroad.

A sketch can either turn into a painting right away or remain for several years before it can be picked up again and realized on a canvas. She paints with few earthy tones and blends into inks and chlorine. This creates exciting color combinations and effects in her paintings. At this point and until now she has, with her background and the techniques she uses, developed her skills and style which can be characterized as expressionist and figurative.

The opening will take place at the Galleri Pingvin on September 12, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.  The Exhibition will take place on September 9th through the September 26, 2015.  26/9 Galleri Pingvin – Oslo. Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, 11 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and admission is free.

About the Artist:

Henriette Roka-Aardal is the granddaughter of the late painter Charles Roka, who is best known for his paintings of gypsy girls and their lifestyle. She has had several solo exhibitions both in Heggedal, at Fornebu, Saetre and Sekkefabrikken. Henriette has a degree from England and Sweden, and has worked ten years as a gilder. In addition, she has seven years of experience in interior design and textile industry. Now Roka-Aardal is working as an artist, just like her famous grandfather.

Contact Information:

henriettera@mac.com
www.roka-aardal.com
@roka_aardal

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