My art is founded on 20 years of practice as a painter and is related to painting and composition in the same way, thaw I am now using different kind of medias. In my projects I am working with narrative complex installations and collages – in an almost baroque, folkloric expression – were the stories problematize our reality in terms of visual commentaries with an socially critical undertone. I use various techniques, and often works site specific. My ready-mades are handycrafts , woodwork , textiles , leather products, plastic, old tools, camping equipment and furniture. Everyday things put into a new context that transforms form, function and content.
I am interested in folklore peculiarities and commonalities , locally and globally. And even use folk art as ready-mades . By moving these ” protected ” objects into contemporary art , I want to actualize our visual language and visual heritage. Now I also integrates motifs from Norwegian art history`s ” Golden age ” in the form of embroidery, rugs and reproductions.
I have my background from the valley of Sigdal – in rural culture and among the maximalist expression of folklore. And an early awareness of the artists Th. Kittelsen and Chr. Skredsvig who both used to live there.