Ragna Bley’s Visions in Colour at Pilar Corrias
3 August 2022
Ragna Bley’s Visions in Colour at Pilar Corrias

Ragna Bley, Untitled (2022). Acrylic on canvas. 212 x 118 cm. Estimated dimensions. Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias, London.

Swedish artist Ragna Bley makes her debut at Pilar Corrias's Eastcastle Street space with a solo exhibition of new paintings. For her exhibition Viridian Land, Bley demonstrates her curiosity for the different dialogues surrounding biology, literature, and science fiction.

Featuring colours that seep and spill around the canvas, Bley's paintings are intuitive, sensuous visions rendered with finesse. Her work often begins with words or poetry and focuses on the importance of process.

Bley pours and scrapes paint across her canvases to create layers of colour that depict a variety of natural shapes. Her paintings waver between the familiar and the unknown, intermingling abstraction and realism.

Bley completed her BFA at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo in 2011. Shortly after, she graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2015 with an MA in Painting. In addition to her artistic practice, Bley attends various art schools as a visiting lecturer. She has also curated a number of exhibitions.

Bley's work has been featured in the recent exhibition Stranger's Eye at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. Other notable institutions presenting her work include Malmö Konsthall, Konsthall Oslo, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

Bley currently lives and works in Oslo, Norway.

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