The association Palanski Art is organizing another exhibit with my works at the Cutural Sentre in Nis, opening on Tuesday November 3, at noon, and I am very happy to show my work in Serbia again!
Link to the Catalogue: http://www.martindue.no/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Catalogue-Nis-2015-Martin-Due.pdf
The Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade has been kind to publish the following article:
Arctic landscapes back in Serbia
29.10.2015 // The Norwegian visual artist Martin Due’s expression of the very nature is back in Serbia, but this time in the gallery of the Cultural Center in Nis from November 3. (Skraćena verzija dostupna i na srpskom)
Skraćena verzija dostupna i na srpskom jeziku.
Due to great interest from the audience in the Serbian town of Aleksinac in February, Martin Due’s Arctic landscapes will again be on display.
This includes a selection of his intaglio prints, mostly recent works but some also dating back from earlier productions. “My inspiration is the stories I can read, extract and put together from traces, details and larger structures in the Norwegian, Nordic and Icelandic landscapes. Sometimes as a surreal prediction and comment on our relation to nature and the consequences we might have to face,” says Due.
Commenting on the Aleksinac exhibition, Due says he was impressed with high level of knowledge about art and fine prints, and a general great appreciation and curiosity about cultural expressions. “It is my experience that the Serbian art audience is the type of audience that one as an artist very much wants to exhibit for!”
His work was also presented by the International Association of Fine Artists Palanski Art along with work of artists from 11 different countries in Trag gallery in Belgrade’s Sremcica earlier this month.
For my own part I have no economic means to be able to attend the opening this time, but I am very glad that my work will be exposed to the audience in Nis. I experienced a great interest from the audience in Aleksinac at my last exhibit in Serbia in February this year. It was a very high level of knowledge about art and fine prints, and a general great appreciation and curiosity about cultural expressions. It is my experience that the Serbian art audience is the type of audience that one as an artist very much wants to exhibit for!
Martin Due’s art work could not be fully understood without at least little insight into his biography. Due, 59, grew up in the university city of Uppsala in Sweden. He learned printmaking at an early age in the workshop of his artist father, Christian Due. Later on he has been working as a printmaker, but also as a musician, holding a degree in violin from Trondheim Music Conservatory and a Master of Art and Design from Oslo University College.
In 1993, he found his inspiration and settled in the Western coastal town of Molde, Norway, where he has lived ever since. Due has exhibited in several Scandinavian and European countries, as well as in China and the U.S. He has been awarded several times and his works can be found in many private and public collections.