Rune Guneriussen‘s photographs of his installations bring a little bit of magic and whimsy into the Norwegian woods. Through his work the artist and photographer attempts to bring the man-made and the natural together to make ordinary objects come alive in an untouched environment.
For all his pictures Guneriussen collects and assembles objects such as lamps, chairs, books, globes and other household objects, builds simple sculptures with them and documents the result. Once done he quickly dismantles the work, leaving no trace of it behind. His images the only proof of his actions.
Here’s what he has to say about his work:
It is not as much photography as it is about sculpture and installation. The long oneman work on an large scale installation is a process triggering the artistic genome. This process involves the object, story, space and most important the time it is made within. It is an approach to the balance between nature and human culture, and all the sub-levels of our own existence. The work is made solely on site, and the photographs represents the reality of the installation itself.
As an artist he believes strongly that art itself should be questioning and bewildering as opposed to patronising and restricting. As opposed to the current fashion he does not want to dictate a way to the understanding of his art, but rather indicate a path to understanding a story.
You can see Guneriussen’s work at the Rhine Gallery, Dollendorfer street 11, Bonn, Germany until 10th November
Via My Modern Met
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