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b. 1970, Norway

Torbjørn Rødland Biography

Torbjørn Rødland (b. 1970, Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Los Angeles and Oslo) has been the subject of a number of institutional solo exhibitions, including shows at Henie-Onstad, Oslo, Norway (2015); Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway (2014); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (2010); Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, United States (2010) and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, United States (2006).  

Torbjørn Rødland Featured Artworks

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The Fourth Turning by Torbjørn Rødland contemporary artwork
Torbjørn RødlandThe Fourth Turning, 2016Chromogenic print
110 x 140 cm
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Corpus Gnosticum by Torbjørn Rødland contemporary artwork
Torbjørn RødlandCorpus Gnosticum, 2013–2015Silver gelatin print
55.9 x 43.8 cm
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Painbody no. 3 by Torbjørn Rødland contemporary artwork
Torbjørn RødlandPainbody no. 3, 2015–2018Chromogenic print
110 x 140 cm
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Happy Best by Torbjørn Rødland contemporary artwork
Torbjørn RødlandHappy Best, 2008–2020Chromogenic print
105 x 80 cm
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Enamel Support by Torbjørn Rødland contemporary artwork
Torbjørn RødlandEnamel Support, 2015Chromogenic print on Kodak Endura paper
76 x 60 cm
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Make Sure Your Mask Is Secure Before Helping Others by Torbjørn Rødland contemporary artwork
Torbjørn RødlandMake Sure Your Mask Is Secure Before Helping Others, 2017Chromogenic print on Kodak Endura paper
57 x 45 cm
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Peel n. 4 by Torbjørn Rødland contemporary artwork
Torbjørn RødlandPeel n. 4, 2014–2016Chromogenic print on Kodak Endura paper
45 x 57 cm
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Freckles by Torbjørn Rødland contemporary artwork
Torbjørn RødlandFreckles, 2014Chromogenic print on Kodak Endura paper
57 x 45 cm
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Torbjørn Rødland Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Studio Photography: 1887–2019 at Simon Lee Gallery, New York
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27 June–16 August 2019 Group Exhibition Studio Photography: 1887–2019 Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Torbjørn Rødland, Backlit Rainbow at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
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2 June–7 July 2018 Torbjørn Rødland Backlit Rainbow David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Une collection de photographies at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
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17 May–13 July 2018 Group Exhibition Une collection de photographies rodolphe janssen, Brussels

Torbjørn Rødland Represented By

Torbjørn Rødland In Related Press

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The Strange and the Mundane: Torbjørn Rødland Interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan Related Press The Strange and the Mundane: Torbjørn Rødland Interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan 19 June 2018, BOMB Magazine

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...

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Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You Related Press Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You 14 November 2017, this is tomorrow

'Avocado' (2013): a uselessly decadent guacamole bowl, dotted material pulled through its orifice, a tongue to a lip. 'Vacuum Cleaner' (2002): nozzle sucks at a skirt, she freshens her bedding, the dull shock of privilege. In Torbjørn Rødland's photography activity is stalled. Chemistry is cauterised and left to breathe and rest, surfaces and...

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The perverse photography of Torbjørn Rødland Related Press The perverse photography of Torbjørn Rødland 13 November 2017, CNN

The photographs of Torbjørn Rødland never quite resolve, but they are arresting in their uncertainty. The Los Angeles-based Norwegian artist uses analogue photography and (mostly) staged scenes to construct images that don't provide any straightforward information about the world depicted, yet also evade the neatness of metaphor. Rødland is...

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Interview – Torbjørn Rødland Related Press Interview – Torbjørn Rødland 4 October 2017, Paper Journal

'I am not interested in randomness, I am interested in constellations witha link to the human psyche. Hopefully because of this, the images will staywith the viewer a little longer than just being registered as surrealist compositions.' Torbjørn Rødland is known for his portraits, still lives and landscape, in which simultaneously inhabits and...

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Torbjørn Rødland In Video & Audio

Torbjørn Rødland: A Different Type of Sensibility Related Video & Audio Torbjørn Rødland: A Different Type of Sensibility 5 February 2018, Louisiana Channel

'Of course, this is shallow material, but can I find something of value there?' Meet the Norwegian photographer Torbjørn Rødland, whose photos transcend and defamiliarise their seemingly ordinary motifs.

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