Siv Storøy is a Norwegian contemporary graphic artist & illustrator living and working in Hamar, Norway. Siv creates Limited edition Art prints and paintings, and she is exhibiting her work around the world.
I think of my works as unfinished stories or scenes. My characters are influenced and inspired by my background from Northern-Norway, and carry a sub-tone of otherworldly and mysterious illusion to them. My most recent line of artwork consists solely of female personaes, as I have always been fascinated by exploring strength and vulnerability in feminine archetypes. Through my artwork, I try to move into an interdisciplinary collaboration between traditional, hand-crafted techniques to a digital infusion. It is an exploration into the diversity of conventional and heterogeneous procedures, allowing me to to use a variety of methods and angles in each work. No matter how many images I have created, every composition is still an experiment to me. I`m never sure how my process will end, it is always a surprise, sometimes quite by accident.
The artworks, often rendered in a graphic style, featuring reductive shapes and streamlined contours, rely more on delicacy of line and tone than color, a stylistic approach, sometimes interlocking letters or symbols. My works inhabit a somewhat haunted and ethereal appearance, inviting the viewer to move into a space of juxtaposition of fantasy and reality.
WRITTEN ABOUT SIV STORØYS ART:
A multimedia artist whose works personify a mysterious, somewhat haunted and ethereal appearance, Siv Storøy designs aesthetically striking images using a color palette of predominately black and white that transfix a compelling and contemporary gaze. A feeling of otherworldly and obscure illusion can be extracted from Storøy’s images, transmitting a juxtaposition of digital and reality. Areas of the pictures are digitally overlaid and the opacity is played with, allowing multiple images to be simultaneously exposed. Radiating a dark and dramatic disposition, a harrowingly evocative fantasy is conjured throughout, portraying a rather enticing outcome.
Katie Farley, Blanc Magazine, N.Y
VENENO MAGAZINE DEC 2019 / Cover and 12 page interview.
CREATIVE BOOOM MAGAZINE FEB 2019 / "Artist Siv Storøy´s calming portraits of women that show strength and vulnerability"
FEELGOOD MAGAZINE 2/2018 / "Særegent uttrykk i blandingsteknikk", 8 pages
BLANC MAGAZINE, New York, Feb 2018 / ART by Siv Storøy
FAVRIVER MAG, March 20 / "Mysterious, haunted and ethereal illustrations"
ARTSY SHARK, May 2018 / Featured Artist interview
ACUZAR MAGAZINE, May 2018 / Image feature
ALOA, Online Gallery, September 2018 / Image Feature
2020 – Upcoming: Gallery Ether, Tokyo
2020 – Upcoming: Gallery Ateneo de Madrid, November
2019 – Galleria de Marchi, "Little Treasures", Bologna
2018 – Mentana Art Gallery «Itinerary Firenze-Londra» at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London
2018 – ”Mystery as Muse”, New York
2018 – Digital Art Factory, Rome
2018 – STROKE 2018 Art Fair, Munich
2014 – Sommerdagan «Bodies» Meløy