Elle-Hánsa * Keviselie * Hans Ragnar Mathisen

Photo by Jaconna Aguirre, Oklahoma Post November 2004

Velkommen til hjemmesiden vår

Welcome to my homesite where you can see artwork, photos, and read texts by others and me. Some (but far from all) of the content will change rather often… 

Page 1: Welcome page (this one) KEVISELIE ; subpage 1: Art of the moment (My current artwork show)

Page 2: CV (Curriculum vitae): my activities as a professional artist & more

Page 3: Pencil drawings; subpage 2: Colour pencil/crayon drawings

Page 4: Ink drawings

Page 5: Paintings on paper(aquarelles); subpage 3: Acrylics on paper

Page 6: Oil paintings

Page 7: Graphic Art I: Metal graphic (drypoint prints & etchings)

Page 7: Graphic Art II: Lithographies

Page 8: Graphic Art III: Wood block prints; subpage 4: Sámi drums 1:1 & more

Page 9: Mixed media art

Page 10: Graphic Art IV: Maps (Sámi place names, etc.)

Page 11: Plastic (3D) art

Page 12: Carved Wood reliefs

Page 13: Design (Jewelry) 

Page 14: Art Commissions

Page 15: Arctic artist/writer. 

Page 16: Prose

Page 17: Poetry

Page 18: Debate. Subpage 5: Guest writers; Suppage 6: Interesting texts;

story; Subpage 8: Debatt

              Subpage 7: Sámi flag hi

Page 19: Keviselie lágadus publishing/forlag; books

Page 20: Graphic Art V: posters. Subpage 9: Commissioned posters

Page 21: Graphic Art VI: Digital Art; Subpage 10: Digital commissions

Page 22: Graphic Art VII: Book covers. Subpage 11: Logos

Page 23: Photos: My travels. Subpage 12: Guest Photos: Active me!

Page 24: "Sins of my Youth" 

Page 25: Guest book (be welcome to write in it!)

Page 26: Links

Page 27 Contact page

Page 28 Video page (my exhibition in Tartu Museum, Estonia 2011)

Subpage 13: KEVIFILMS: a preliminary list 1995-2004

The current texts are:

(page 18/ subpage 5): Rudolph Johnson:    A Sami View of Norwegian American Ethnicity , subpage 7: Sami flag histopry

page 15: Keviselie: (Intro: Keviselie, the author?);

page 17: LULEJU    a poem by Elle-Hánsa (1977-78)

(p. 15):  SJELDNE BLOMSTER      Novelle/short story (in Norwegian) 2000

(page 18)  Rapport fra Oceviecim/Auschwitz 07.03.2011  Nasjonalisme og menneskerett?  (1995)

(page 18, subpage 5)  Rudoplp Johnson in memorian (2007)

(page 16, subpage 5)  Vikings  - worse than their reputation/VIKINGENE – verre enn sitt rykte (2009)

This site will focus on me as an artist. Let me tell you briefly a little about myself. I was born July 1st 1945 as one of a pair of twins at the hospital in Narvik, Sápmi, Norway, or rather the ruins of a town that had been targeted for bombs during WW II. Originally I come from a small coastal Sámi village Searvegieddi in Deanudat, and the dreaded TB disease also infected me. My grandfather and all my 3 uncles died of it prematurely. Nils Anders died first 2o years old, then Samuel died the same year I was born at the age of 25, then Amund who «passed on» the disease (without being aware of it, of course) to me, and I was hospitalized for 9 years, 7  ½   in Romsa/Tromsø. 

(You can see photos of them here on my website under Kevi Photo Memories, subpage: Family photos)

 I have a very different, and for this area, rather unusual, though not unique) childhood. When I got out of hospital Sept 21 1956, I did my best to try to forget those years! They may also explain why I became an artist…

Being an artist is far from an ideal, it is, like the ancient noaiddit of my people, a heavy task, and a lonesome one, full of responsibilities but also spiritually very rewarding. I know there have been shamans in my line, and I use to compare being an artist with being a noaidi. The similarities outnumber the differences. 

Yet this has been and is being used against me, as something to loathe, to disregard as unfit in present contemporary society, and what not. 

To put it short: It is in the art sphere that attitudes and Machiavellian power games have survived and thrive, after being banned from the realm of democratic societies. Racism, favourising and discrimination are in full power in the art world, I am afraid, only with different titles and under the umbrella of so called artistic «freedom».  (27.04.2010)

Cobien Claringbould 12.09.2022 08:56

Kan noen si meg hvordan jeg kan komme i kontakt med deg HR Mathisen for å få info om Reinskilling 4 som jeg synes er veldig fin. (hvor stor, hvor mye koster den

Torleif Elgvin 23.08.2022 07:10

Varme gratulasjoner med St. Olav! Vel fortjent!
Husker tilbake på mange gode møter, senest flytting fra Masi ca 1984. Torleif telgvin@gmail.com, mob 92837825

Hans Ragnar Mathisen 11.11.2021 20:08

Hei Gaaltje, Min e-post er kevipro@online.no- Mitt tlf nr er 905 11 687. Mvh HRM

Emma Olofsson 11.11.2021 15:10

Vi på Gaaltije skulle vilja komma i kontakt med dig

Kine Hellebust 21.10.2021 19:11

Takk for sist i Tromsø på utstillinga di. Eg hadde blitt veldig glad om du kunne sende meg e-postadressa di, så eg kunne få fortalt deg deg litt meir. Mvh. KH.

Kine Hellebust 22.10.2021 12:00

Hei igjen Hans Ragnar. Eg skulle gjerne ha hatt tak i e-postadressa di. Det gjeld eit oppdrag ang. Nordnorsken. Ver snill å ta kontakt

Yvonne Rock 23.08.2021 09:24

Hej Yvonne Rock här vill gärna ha kontakt! Du skickade en fin bild till mig som kom fram till mig!! Tack . Vill gärna skicka ett Mail . Din mailadress tack !

Francis Joy 10.02.2021 11:36

Hello Hans Ragner and warm greetings from Rovaniemi, Finland. I wrote to you a while ago on Facebook messenger about your art but have not heard anything back.

John Weinstock 28.08.2020 22:06


John Weinstock 28.08.2020 21:36

Vet ikke om jeg har Lottiid Sullot. Skal sjekke i morgen. Du får sikkert to eksemplar av boka og honorar. Gulahalle! Joavnna

Hans Ragnar Mathisen 28.08.2020 21:57

Har du en e-postadresse?

John Weinstock 28.08.2020 18:49

Regine Normann: Berit Ursin og Havørnens nabo. BU om WWI og elskov mellom gift man og kvinne. Hn om familie på 3, faren lege, gutten drept av ørnen.

Hans Ragnar Mathisen 28.08.2020 21:14

i så fall gjerne ha 2 eksemplarer av boka, slik jeg alltid pleier i slike tilfelle ( evt i tillegg til honorar). M;vh HRM

Hans Ragnar Mathisen 28.08.2020 21:13

Da vil jeg foreslå titelillustrasjonen til kartet KM 05 Lottiid Sullot (Fuglenes øyer) Om dere bruker det, vil jeg i så fall gjerne ha 2 eksemplarer a boka

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