Torbjørn Rødland — Before Behind Above Below



Torbjørn Rødland
Before Behind Above Below

Past: January 27 → March 3, 2012

Torbjørn Rødland’s fourth show at Air de Paris consists of fully analogue black and white darkroom prints. The title of the exhibition refers to the complication and violation of the optical space in these photographs — the results of a multiple exposure procedure that does not require any kind of digital intervention.

Far from only challenging the inherent realism of the medium, Rødland’s application of this technique also bears a certain mystical dimension — a recurring inclination in the artist’s work for the past ten years. A feeling of strangeness may be the first effect of these fresh pictures, but they proceed to evoke a sense of disappearance, a paradoxical hollowness. These photographs are indeed before, behind, above and below any conceivable image-making possibilities.

Of Norwegian nationality, Torbjørn RØDLAND lives in Los Angeles. His works have been shown in many personal and group shows : Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art Hiroshima, Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, Sørlandets KunstMuseum, Kristiansand, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, MAC, Lyon… His works are in many private and public collections (MAC Strasbourg, National Museum of Art and Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art Oslo, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, FNAC…)

  • Opening Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6 PM
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