actual_size #6. Knut Ivar Aaser



Untitled 1, 2016 
lace, fabric, ribbon, kale, leek, green onion, lemon grass, artichoke and asparagus
20 x 49 x 30 cm (7 ⅞” x 19 ¼” x 11 ¾”)

image courtesy of the artist and VI, VII, Oslo

The image above is a work by KNUT IVAR AASER that has been presented in a solo exhibition at VI, VII in Oslo a few weeks ago as well as at the art fair Miart this april.

I remembered having seen an online image from the presentation in Miart, and the idea to present raw and organic materials in an art fair appeared to me at that time as brave. In the context of the gallery, the vegetable composition presented on freestanding pedestals, is a mix of Dutch still-life paintings, Ikebana art, and WILLEM DE ROOIJ’s work.

KNUT IVAR AASER‘s bouquets are all untitled and little informations are given concerning the description of the vegetable arrangements. The press release for the exhibition in Oslo informed the viewers that these pieces had been actually crafted by an unnamed florist. A shared authorship that can be compared to found footage or autonomous materials.

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