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Environmental Installations by Rune GuneriussenJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011
Norwegian photographer and installation artist Rune Guneriussen has been on our radar recently, perhaps because Juxtapoz just spent time in Norway, or maybe because these installations created in nature are some of the most stunning (and random) we have seen in quite some time. Globes on the shoreline, lit perfectly, or lights hung from trees in a forest that appear to be some Tim Burton dream come to life... interesting work.
Here is Rune's artist statement:
Rune Guneriussen, born 1977, in Norway. Education from Surrey Institute of Art & Design in England. Live and work in eastern Norway. Is an artist working in the transition between installation and photography. As a conceptual artist he works site specific primarily in nature, but also with more manmade structures. The isolation of objects are turned in to installations, most of these are not seen by audience, but only photographed.
The work on objects such as tables, lamps and chairs started in 2005, and has been photographed on location all over Norway. The objects are implemented mainly in scenes cast in appropriate landscapes, and here they are subject to a certain carachter carefully laying out a story. It is an approach to the balance between nature and culture, but also a multiple reading of stories. On the contrary to many believes the work is made solely on site, and the photographs represents the reality of the installation itself. This makes the work increasingly complex and time-consuming. The photographs has been exhibited in House of Photography in Oslo, The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Bremen in Germany, National Gallery of Bulgaria, Tallinn and more. His works also includes live installations open for an audience. Most lately this happened for the Nuit Blanche 2009 in Paris with the installation “Don´t leave the lights on”, but also with “An electric field” as his most extensive project done in Norway.