From April 17th to April 23rd, 2023
«Norwegian Noir, I create and destroy. Mostly destroy.»
Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen never found his place at school and no one suspected he might possess any specific talent… until he picked up a pencil. For this self-taught artist, the process is more important than the outcome, and he paints as if it were a vital necessity.
Henrik will show you that an artist’s path can be travelled without adhering to a set of rules. He will teach you how to mock perfection, to provide structure to emotion and to destroy so as to create, all by using personal expression as our compass.
Mindset — This Quarantine requires a high level of introspection and detachment from rules. You will need to trust the process and cool your need to control the results.
Technical requirements — Basic oil painting skills.
Accept that the process is more important than the results
Understand that the reference is a mirror in which we can observe our emotions.
Be prepared to transform the way we observe.
You will learn to structure your emotions by working on a composition through use of concepts like abstraction, additive processes, destructive processes, risk, confusion, trial and error, pleasure and suffering.
Henrik Uldalen will show you the philosophies and creative processes that will stimulate your intuition and your “responsive spontaneity”.
Main program: “Muse Hacking“
Lead mentor: Henrik Uldalen
Guest artists: Jeremy Mann, Nadezda, Nicolás Uribe, Vincent Desiderio, Emilio Villalba
Quarantine dates: from April 17th to April 23rd, 2023
Students: 18 max. in the studio. 90 max. in the conference room
Location: Lazaretto Island, Maó, Menorca (Spain)
Quarantine days: 7 days. 12h per day (yes, there will be breaks)
Activities: “boot camps”, art talks, masterclasses, workshops, and mentorships
Program: the program is a secret
Enrollment: registration is by application only
Who is this Quarantine for?
PERFECT for you if…
- Something tells you there are an infinite number of ways of seeing reality, beyond those that have been instilled upon you.
- You desire to structure your emotions through a more intuitive process.
- You love meeting people like you, participating in art chats and painting alongside Henrik Uldalen.
NOT for you if…
- You need to control a method to obtain predictable and unsurprising results.
- You are more interested in formal correctness than in personal expression.
- You’re not interested in the experience of meeting diverse people, discussing art with them and questioning their ideas.
Who is going to be there?
It is of the utmost importance to answer the following with your most exposed honesty.
We select the most committed artists, not the most polished artists. We don’t care how good you are, how much success you’ve had, or even how many followers you have. What matters is what lights you up from the inside, and that you’re eager to learn and meet other lovers of art. In short, why you do what you do.
If your heart is set on attending Quarantine, we recommend applying sooner than later, as applications will be reviewed in stages and groups are likely to fill up. We suggest you select more than one option for your mentor to have the best possible chance to get Quarantined.
To learn more about how Quarantine select the participants, check out the FAQ.
⚠️ Registration to any Quarantine event implies acceptance of any and all rules and regulations established for and by the event. This includes a strict commitment to the non-possession and use of cell phones at all times while on Lazaretto Island.