Dag Ronny Pettersen

Strong landscape

Dag Ronny Pettersen’s landscapes have a force that goes far beyond his figurative paintings. They are also more demanding. That is because of their low-voiced expression combined with figurative points of reference… The result is paintings with big skies and only a few material details in the landscape that supports the skies. At the same time, the paintings are full of abstract details which provide the basis for new experiences over and over again. The abstract landscapes are not as easy to grasp as they may appear at first sight. It is precisely here the fascination lies, within the details that only appear after having spent time studying the painting …

Lars Elton

Art critic in the Norwegian newspaper VG, 2005