Torbjørn Rødland’s first solo exhibition in the UK

at Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Experience Norwegian photographer Torbjørn Rødland’s exhibition The Touch That Made You in the capital this fall.

 

Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based photographer Torbjørn Rødland has become globally famous for his original and much acclaimed still lives, portraits and landscapes. Rødland’s photos often render familiar motives, objects and situations embraced by indeterminacy, disrupt and elegant obscurity. His photos are known to be intense, conceptually playful with psychological undercurrents.

Torbjørn Rødland, Trichotillomania, 2010, Private Collection

Torbjørn Rødland, Trichotillomania, 2010, Private Collection

The Serpentine Galleries proudly presents Torbjørn Rødlands first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, which will be displayed through the lion’s share of this autumn. Rødland’s exhibition  The Touch That Made You contains a sundry selection of photographs from the past two decades, which demonstrate the artist’s wide repertoire of imagery. Also included is Rødland’s film, 132 BPM (2005), a project of objects moving in harmony with continued beats of EDM. The exhibition title refers to the physical and immaterial aspects of Rødland’s photos, which are all affected by the touch of different elements throughout their journey from lense to frame.

Torbjørn Rødland, Bathroom Tiles, 2011-13, Private Collection

Torbjørn Rødland, Bathroom Tiles, 2011-13, Private Collection

Feet, fruit, tattoos, honey, paint, ooze. Rødland is known for using a various collection of items and substances to capture his imagery. His photos are analogue and mostly in staged scenarios. The aim is to capture the attention, and the curiosity of the viewer, who might find the constructed nature of the imagery immersive, and oddly pleasing to look at. As the artist states, his photographs aim to ‘keep you in the process of looking’.

Torbjørn Rødland, Heiress with Dogs, 2014, Courtesy of Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

Torbjørn Rødland, Heiress with Dogs, 2014, Courtesy of Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

The Serpentine Galleries are among London’s most popular art venues showing modern and contemporary art. They are located on both sides of The Serpentine lake in Kensington Gardens, and have presented exhibitions from over 2000 different artists through almost 50 years.

Top Photo: Torbjørn Rødland, Apple, 2006, Collection FRAC Nord Pas de Calais, France

Where:

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

 

 

Website:

serpentinegalleries.org

When:

28 September – 19 November

 

Tickets:

Free admission

Norwegian Art

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