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b. 1970, Norway

Torbjørn Rødland Related Press

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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The Photographer Creating Scenes That’ll Get Under Your Skin Related Press The Photographer Creating Scenes That’ll Get Under Your Skin 3 October 2017, AnOther

What was the touch that made you? A kiss under streetlights at 2am? The squeeze of a friend's hand? The shivering collision of your parents? The jagged pain of blood being pulled from a vein? Our lives revolve around touch: who we touch; what we touch; how we touch; what touches us; who touches us. For Norwegian photographer Torbjørn Rødland it...

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