Life’s innermost mysteries have deeply engaged the American artist Bill Viola for his entire career. He was born in New York in 1951 and has for more than forty years been developing video as an art form. During his career, he has created a large number of unforgettable artworks in which moving images and sound merge and resonate with the space they fill.
Always true to his innermost concepts, Viola nevertheless exploits the very latest in techniques while deriving inspiration from Renaissance compositions and Zen Buddhist philosophy. Water and movement are essential for life and also for watercolour art. With the help of moving images, the exhibition invites viewers to experience a series of tableaux vivants in which water and the transformations between birth, life and death are the central themes.
‘Water’ by Bill Viola
Nordic Watercolour Museum, Sweden. For address details click here.
Opening times: Summer: 11am – 6pm daily; Winter: Tues-Sun: 12pm – 5pm.
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