Filler on board, oak frame
Dimensions: 60cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 23.6" (H) x 23.6" (W) x 2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
60x60 cm | Filler, oak frame
This work is part of a series of paintings with imprints from a regular paper cup. The kind you get from fast food places, and the kind that often is used by people begging in the streets. The series is about the disparity of economic resources, and how globalisation is forcing us to deal with this brutal injustice on a daily basis. It utilizes the dynamics of unsynchronized systems, forced to function in relation to each other.
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Based in: Oslo
I am interested in process-based painting and the profound human solitude. While exploring one thing, I sometimes try to formulate something about the other.
My work is made from construction filler in oak frames. I have developed a unique technique, where I insert 6 mm thick layers of grey and white filler into the frame like intarsia, instead of on top of each other as in conventional painting. The result gives a graphic expression that at the same time has tactile materiality. I use some simple but clearly defined methods to apply the filler in the frame. These limit the expression of cognitively controlled processes, thus opening an opportunity to reveal something unknown.
They often take the form of series or installations that extend into the room.
I base my work on the notion of a primary alienation in the human subject. By using painting, I want to formulate something around this lack, or the desire, integrated into our perception of reality. I want to explore whether the problem can illuminate other forms of social and cultural alienation—for example, privileges, class, racism and xenophobia. In short, different types of distances between people.
I have previously shown works in Scandinavia at Konsthallen Trollhättan, Konsthallen Lokstallet, Konstepidemin, Kristiansands Konsthall, Akershus Kunstsenter, Trondheim Senter for Samtidskunst och Tenthaus Oslo. I am educated in Norway at Kunstakademiet in Trondheim and live and work in Oslo.
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