27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Buhagen, Petter

Mixed media

My works can be seen as a series of fragments that seeks to make physical, stripped-down interpretations of the overwhelming impalpability that defines the development of our contemporary culture and communication. In my practice traditional materials and ways of presentation are juxtaposed with subject matter and technological tools to create multi-layered pieces. By frequently passing the material between digital and analogue platforms throughout the process, the works become allegories of exchange of information in general, where misinterpretations distort and reshape the original message. With references to modernist abstraction and conceptual art the works might seem conventional at first glance, but when you pay attention to the details like the combination and particularity of the materials, techniques, dimensions and titles the pieces surpass a merely visual experience and address complex topics of our present.

Member of NBK, TBK, NG

White noise
«White Noise», charcoal on paper, 140 x 99 cm, 2018
Private dismay on public display
«Private Dismay on Public Display», videoloop on smartphone, 11,5 x 5,8 cm, 2:13 min, 2018
Fight flight mode
«Fight Flight Mode», collaboration with Ingri Haraldsen, charcoal on paper, 120 x 340 cm, 2018
Bureaucrats of experience
«Bureaucrats of Experience (Scroll)», valchromat, glue, filler and acrylic paint, 90 x 45 x 40 cm, 2017

Planned projects and exhibitions

«The Spring Exhibition», Fotogalleriet, Oslo, 23 May – 23 June 2019
«Open Video X», Tenthaus Oslo, 26 – 28 April 2019

Open on: Saturday


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