A Deeper Dive into the Duality: Exploring Oda Iselin Sønderland’s Depiction of Inner and Outer Worlds

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Oda Iselin Sønderland, of Norwegian-Irish descent, breathes life into her art from London’s vibrant landscape. With her penchant for watercolors and recently, sculpture, she weaves stories of personal experiences, mythical beings, and manga-inspired characters into her creations.

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Sønderland’s artistic approach often includes an intriguing play of framing, presenting visuals within visuals and exploring the idea of a divided self and conflicting forces. This distinctive theme adds depth to her vibrant narratives, beautifully blending the inside and outside dichotomy.

Educated at the National Academy of Art in Oslo and the Royal College of Art in London, she has a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration and an MA in Painting. Her talent has graced numerous exhibitions, including solo displays such as Magical Girl at Gallery Golsa in Oslo and Krokus at Nevven Gallery in Gothenburg. She has also participated in group shows like Radiant Immensity at Projet Pangee in Montreal, What is it Like to be a Bat? at ADZ Gallery in Portugal, There Goes The Neighbourhood at Castor Gallery, and Shelf Life at Marlborough Gallery in London.


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