I believe two opposing motives guide our acts. On the one hand, we are pushed towards systems and rules, and on the other lead by our instincts. This mixture of rules and chance makes it all a play – a rehearsal of existence.

Photographic work from 2012-2013 is based on found found objects and collected fragments of text and sentences, words. Following the method of ’surrealistic gestures’, photography has worked as a seal to combine these two. Photographing the object shifts the emphasis from the thing itself to the idea behind it and transmutes the object itself into a metaphor. Objects becoming only indications of themselves bring them to the world of symbols and foremost to the world of poetry.

With preference on poetry, potential of words and sentences is found. Poetry is a great way to deal with human tragedy. Human tragedy in the context of my work appears in the battle between rationality and uncontrollable desire. In the process of finding balance between the two, humor appears. And humor is what turns tragedy into play.

Interpreting an idea and isolating objects from their original function, emphasis appears in the usefulness of the insignificant. Resulting works are archived thoughts in an endless and curious process of expanding the understanding of human nature, emerged results of text and objects, delicately sealed by the act of photographing.

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     <em>As Much As the Horizon Allows</em> · 2011As Much As the Horizon Allows · 2011

c-print mounted on acrylic
150 × 320 cm

<em>Detail<em>Detail   <em>Exhibition view<em>Exhibition view

Gallery Brandstrup · 7.11.–27.11.2013
oslo, norway

     <em>Two Moons and a Shadow<em> · 2013Two Moons and a Shadow · 2013

pigment print · framed
45 × 33 cm with frames

     <em>White Ardor (Humans Are the Only Animals that Chew Gum</em> · 2012White Ardor (Humans Are the Only Animals that Chew Gum · 2012

pigment print · framed
34 × 37 cm with frames

<em>Exhibition view, Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo, NO<em>Exhibition view, Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo, NO        <em>Remembrance of Trial and Error</em> · 2013Remembrance of Trial and Error · 2013

pigment print · framed
47 × 33 cm with frames

     <em>Possession</em> · 2013Possession · 2013

pigment print · framed
47 × 33 cm with frames

     <em>A Very Beautiful Challenge</em> · 2013A Very Beautiful Challenge · 2013

pigment print · framed
47 × 33 cm with frames

     <em>Oneself</em> · 2013Oneself · 2013

pigment print · framed
47 × 33 cm with frames

<em>Alternative</em> · 2012Alternative · 2012

Randomly thrown set of five dice photographed and framed inside a wooden box with a door · uv-glass
23 × 23 cm · unique
on the right, installation view

<em>Let Me Store All the Prophetic Rays</em> · 2011Let Me Store All the Prophetic Rays · 2011

pigment print · framed
35 × 29 cm with frames

       

Paris Photo · 2012
Paris, France

<em>Golden Standard</em> · 2012Golden Standard · 2012

pigment print · framed
39 × 33 cm with frames

     <em>Hands Full of Futility</em> · 2012Hands Full of Futility · 2012

pigment print · framed
49 × 40 cm with frames

<em>On Constant Practise</em> · 2011On Constant Practise · 2011

c-print mounted on acrylic
91 × 120 cm <em>Wishes Organized in Steel and Stone<em> · 2012Wishes Organized in Steel and Stone · 2012

pigment print · framed
42 × 34 cm with frames

<em>Dimension in Perfection<em> · 2012Dimension in Perfection · 2012

pigment print · framed
44 × 54 cm with frames

     <em>Man May Run Towards the Grave<em> · 2010Man May Run Towards the Grave · 2010

pigment print, framed
61 × 53 cm with frames

  

ANYWHERE RECOLLECTIONS

<em>Anywhere Recollections</em> <smallcaps>i</smallcaps> · 2012Anywhere Recollections i · 2012

pigment print · framed
31 × 34 cm with frames

     <em>Anywhere Recollections</em> <smallcaps>ii</smallcaps> · 2012Anywhere Recollections ii · 2012

pigment print · framed
31 × 34 cm with frames

     <em>Anywhere Recollections</em> <smallcaps>iii</smallcaps> · 2012Anywhere Recollections iii · 2012

pigment print · framed
31 × 34 cm with frames

     <em>Anywhere Recollections</em> <smallcaps>iv</smallcaps> · 2012Anywhere Recollections iv · 2012

pigment print · framed
31 × 34 cm with frames