A few weeks ago I had a delight to visit an art exposition of young Norwegian artist Magnus Lien. It was an amazing emotional experience. First, because he's a son of very dear family friend Helga (incredible artist herself) ; and the second and more important, it was unforgettable lesson.
Today we almost have forgotten that we are only the part of the Nature. Even if we pretend to dominate it, it's so much bigger, stronger and wiser than the vanity of human's ambitions. And Magnus, self-taught painter, got enough courage to leave his studies (educated as ornithologist) and "safe civilised" life behind and choose his path as an artist, generously opening to us the doors to the world of spirits, Nature's soul and the inner peace.
"What I try to express with my art, is the soul of Nature. I try to paint the souls from the trees, the birds, the flowers, the spring and all the rest. I want to help you connect with your roots, and feel the soul, the power, the beauty and the mystery of Nature; let it fill you in with happiness. My art is meditation. (...) It reminds you we all have the same soul as Nature, we are connected. We are all one, don't forget!"
Today Magnus Lien is preparing for an most extensive exhibition of contemporary art "Canarias Nordica" in Gran Canaria, which will take place on 15th-30th of November in the Congress Palace of Maspalomas Expomeloneras. So if by any chance you are on the island, you are very welcome to visit it! Also you are very welcome to visit MAGNUS LIEN page, where you can see some of his paintings (and buy them ;) )