The Norwegian painter Tyra Tingleff was born in 1984 and educated at the National Academy of Arts in Bergen, the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen and the RCA in London. She is a very rare species of artist these days, one who has continued and added richly to the kind of searching and adventurous abstraction that began in the 1950s (in centres like Paris, New York and St Ives) but almost died out in the 1970s as conceptual concerns and slicker types of painting took hold. Some older artists still carry the torch, but it is unusual to find such depth of practice in this tradition in the younger generation.
Never trapped by style or theme, each picture is a complete gear change, each a kind of redrafting of her preoccupations, using form, colour and brushstroke with great freshness and lyricism. Every painting is a new investigation into marking and space, ruminative and thoughtful. Tingleff now lives and works in Berlin.