24 February 2007


01 February 2007

The arranging of things in front of your eyes may correspond to a wish to control the world. The urge to bring order into a complicated existence is imperative. Once a certain order is established, the eye can relax and the spirit can enter into the image and enjoy the interplay of the objects. The composition may be a challenge for the mind to explore. Individual elements are defined and have found their places according to rules that are inherited from your cultural origin. You are able to see and appreciate how they interact and fulfil the need for balance. The objects relate to the environment and each other like humans do, no one is self-sufficient; they need each other to inhabit the given territory. A trained eye can follow complicated lines and forms where merging patterns are playing. I am fond of corners where the third dimension of the stage obtains a heavier importance, and I like the objects to pose at the point of falling, threatening the whole composition to collapse. “Strolling on the edge of a volcano, we enjoy the scents of flowers.” The greatest challenge is to transcend the objects, dismiss their use and meaning, to let them exist in their own reality without our defining, judging or classifying. To enter a still life is to abandon rules and concepts, trying to renew the vision by washing out all that you think is needed for a human being: your security and comfort based on common logic.
I am not trying to postpone the inevitable or prolong any illusion of stability.The result of my work should be understood as proposals, not definite statements.
from the series of 16 variations of installation in Tegnerforbundet Galleri, Oslo

No 16 -02.02.2007
last installation in the show that ended on 4. FEB.

No 15 -31.01.2007