Torbjørn Rødland, Headphones (2016-2018). Chromogenic print. 55 x 1/8 x 43 3/8 inches. Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.
In his photographs of sun-filled Los Angeles interiors or flora-dense backyards, Norwegian-born artist Torbjørn Rødland flirts with his viewer by contrasting clinical level hygiene with elements of contamination and excess. At first, seductive models of irresistible charm engage with fetishized objects or one another amid desirably impeccable atmospheres.