Jarle Rosseland
Wednesday, February 25, 1998

What is it that makes an artist look at his country's heritage and want to share it with the world?




What is it that makes an artist look at his country's heritage and want to share it with the world?

Jarle Rosseland has no answers, and yet, inspired by his country's history, literature and landscapes, he has devoted his life to just such work. In the words of the art-critic Juraj Baldani, Zagreb/Paris, "he seeks to combine traditional with modern forms of expression, his national heritage with avantgarde techniques and use of colour.

Applauded also by Art Director Philip Mead in Bangkok "His landscapes are enveloped with an artistic affection which reflects the artist*s intense love of his culture and environment." He wrote to the artist "You have permitted your own Scandinavian heritage to shine through your work, and that -to my own mind- is to be applauded."   

Jarle Rosseland worked exclusively on the 24 linocuts composing "The Vinland Suite" during 1984 and 1985. He has printed each print of the 200 limited edition himself. The work is dedicated to the Viking discovery of Vinland -America- and reflects not only the strength and power of the historical event, but also of the artist. 



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