one pic thursday. Torbjørn Rødland


Summer Scene, 2014
Chromogenic print Kodak Endura
45 x 57 cm / / 17 3/4 x 22 1/2 in
Courtesy of STANDARD (OSLO)

I take the opportunity that the STANDARD gallery in Oslo  is about to open a new solo exhibition by TORBJØRN RØDLAND to share with you one of his recent pictures as well as this interesting conversation between the Los Angeles-based photographer and KRISTIAN SKYLSTAD for the Norwegian, biannual journal Objektiv:

Something similar happened to major chunks of the photographic art I got to know in my twenties; it’s to do with teen image production. Memes are pure expressions of postmodern pluralism; the truth is not out there, memes say. Various contexts and surfaces reflect and distort each other, to everyone’s amusement. To me, this was a starting point. I tried to move on by no longer rejecting an inner life of emotions and contemplation, and by seeking contact with the juiciness of the real. – TORBJØRN RØDLAND

Please note that the exhibition at STANDARD OSLO is on view from 23 January to 21 February, 2015


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