About the artist
Ragnhild Enge works with tapestries in the Gobelin tradition, a highly labour-intensive technique associated with tapestries from 17th-century France. She uses fine wool yarn which she dyes and then weaves on a thin warp of linen. In Kunstbanken she shows new and old tapestries inspired by paintings such as Luncheon on the Grass by Eduard Manet. The motifs are abstract, and the tapestries are characterised by their layer-on-layer effect.
Ragnhild Enge (b. 1948) is a graduate of Konstindustriella Högskolan (currently HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts) in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a textile artist who has established herself as a merited weaver through several exhibitions organised both home and abroad. She has had several public art commissions and, in collaboration with the painter Håkon Gullvåg, she was commissioned to weave the motifs for the episcopal robe which is now used in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.