Dag Ronny Pettersen

No Man’s Land

I do believe, however, that his artistic project has always been to show us his world the way he does through his paintings with titles such as “Pictures From No Man’s Land”. He has said that he does not copy the landscape that he inhabits but tries to convey an experience. It is a world with a huge expanse of sky and an ever present landscape that he uses constantly. This is his No Man’s Land which represents freedom, hope and possibilities in a world that is threatened in so many ways. As for the rest of us, we experience it through his paintings, and it makes us feel at once both happiness and a nagging sense of unease …

Jens Henrik Stemland

Culture correspondent in the Norwegian newspaper VG, 2010