Nikolai Astrup – Exploring the Hinterlands

His intensely colourful landscapes are places where trolls might appear from behind a tree at any moment. His village scenes are a delight for those who wish to dance in pagan ecstasy in the midsummer twilight.

Why isn’t Nikolai Astrup better known?

Described by the New York Times as an artist “caught in the obscure eddies of the art-historical mainstream”, Astrup is difficult to pin down.

His paintings of shimmering lakes and eerie light have made him a hero in his native Norway. But he is little known outside Scandinavia.

This talk hopes to move him into the mainstream of your consciousness.