The Norwegian, Ørnulf Opdahl is one of the most important painters working in Scandinavia today. Strongly influenced by the sublime sense of place so evident in the magnificent coastal landscape of his native West Norway, Opdahl’s powerfully scaled, lyrically charged work draws upon stimulating currents from both his own Norwegian landscape tradition and the philosophical and spiritual concerns of post-1945 abstract art.
Born in 1944, Opdahl studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, from 1962 to 1965 where he later taught, from 1985 until 1992. He has exhibited internationally and his work is represented in many public and private collections including the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo; the Bibliothèque National de Paris; the Royal Palace; the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo and the British Museum, London.
2016 Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne
2016 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
2015 Gallery Haaken, Oslo
2014 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2014 A Retrospective: Ålesund Kunstforening
2014 University Gallery & Baring Wing, Newcastle upon Tyne
2013 Kings Place Gallery, London
2013 Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle