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Torbjorn Rodland
Grav met utsikt / Grave with a View
SC, 24 x 17 cm., 90pp.
Astrup Fearnley 2003

"There is a sense of beauty degraded in Torbjorn Rodland's photography, but here through artistic excess rather than ecological carelessness. The forested slopes, great still lakes, snow-clad forests and lush meadows of Norway's scenery, provide the backdrop for urban man's confrontation with nature. Rodland grafts a retrogressive romanticism onto the codes of popular photography (fashion, travel), injecting his enigmatic images of people adrift in Nature with a mild eroticism, a surfeit of sentiment and a strangely Nordic melancholy." Photographers Gallery--

 


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