Working mainly with gouache on paper, Norås creates meticulous abstract paintings drawing inspiration from nature, sacred places and spirituality. In his paintings, micro and macro worlds appear full of movement and life – like a cross-section of humus or moss in a primaeval forest. Norås’s works are deeply connected to our experience and idea of nature – capturing something elemental and perhaps lost in our contemporary lives. In the studio, engrossed in a time-consuming practice, Norås bring forth a playful and meditative flow imbued with existential questions. Self-perceived experiences and nature's constant metamorphoses infuse Norås practice, capturing inner and outer landscapes in his work.


Olle Norås (b. 1982 in Gagnef) is based in Stockholm. He has studied at the Royal Institute of Art (2013-2015) and holds a BFA in ironwork from HDK Steneby, Academy of Design and Crafts, the University of Gothenburg (2011). Selected exhibitions include Avesta Art 2022, Avesta, Emerging, 2021, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Bland dessa uråldriga spiror, 2021, Eva Livijn, Stockholm and Träden står ljust gröna – Landskapsmåleri då och nu, 2020, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm. Norås was awarded one of the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation Grants in 2017. His works are included in the collections of Moderna Museet, Malmö Art Museum, Public Art Agency Sweden, Turku Art Museum/Lars Göran Johnsson Collection, Finland, Region Stockholm, Region Skåne, Region Uppsala, Region Gävleborg, as well as in private collections.