Nina Scarsbø and Kim Kvello: Never is less
Kim Kvello (1987) second year Bachelor program at the Art Academy in Trondheim
Kim Kvello's work is based on painting, the inspiration ranging from minimalism to abstract expressionism. The canvas has been replaced with different surfaces that possess sculptural qualities. The works are often subjected to a picturesque abuse, where ambivalence between the precise and the chance to appear. Kvello explores the material's possibilities while he works against the material's capabilities. The works can often result in an ongoing state where the work is broken down and rebuilt as a longing for itself.
Nina Skarsbø (1984) is the last year of Bachelor program at the Art Academy in Bergen
Nina Skarsbø works with large sculptural installations and video. Mose, wood and plaster are items that you see in many of her works. In terms of materials, nature is often incorporated through organic structures. In recent years, Nina Skarsbø explored nature, both thematically and as a conscious choice of materials to achieve the feelings and experiences she wants to convey. Skarsbø is keen to use nature as an expressive instrument, and as an object of representation. Nature is omnipresent in the absolute sense of the term.
Nora Adwan is on the first year MA at KHiB showing work in progress at Galleri Fisk; a part of her larger
MA project which is based on composing a series of works comprising of both photographic and sculptural
elements working together.
The choice of sculpture materials is architectural; they are used to create bodies or characters. Concrete, wood,
steel and rubber are industrial materials used to literally shape our environment. Our lives are enclosed and
held together by these things so familiar as to almost become invisible. The photographs are also of artificial
structures, often in states of decay. They are images of ‘stages’ for action where human theatre has intensely
taken place and will probably take place again. The images show the empty silent moments between actions
where the traces of history become visible and illustrate the idea of experience.
The photographs act as frames to the sculpture, placing them in a location and a time.
Johnny Herbert: Art Work – 10-17:30, Thursday-Sunday.
Work in the poster about the information about the work:
(Idea: 15:24:56 – 20/02/13)
19:41:03 – 21.02.13
This practical work will focus on the practice of work.
Making the best of the time available, [I will] trying [to] to be productive. [whilst presenting.]
(edited: 21.02.43 – 21.02.13)
Work to be shown ^ (in no particular order):
Documentation of work
Developing MA work for Bergen Kunsthall (deadline: 08.03.13)
Writing MA text (deadline: 04.04.13)
Director of Bergen Kunsthall job application (deadline: 01.03.13)
Application for KHiB Students Project Fund (deadline: 01.03.13)
19:48:41 – 21.02.13
Artist Statement: https://soundcloud.com/johnny_herb/statement-work-27-07-12
Hidemi Nishida: Dismantlement and blue-sky dreams
Hidemi Nishida was born in Japan 1986, based in Bergen Norway today.
Nishida is mainly working on environmental art relating to architectural idea strongly that is supported by his experience as an architect. The works focus to dismantlement of ordinary view creating fresh communication with viewers visually or physically. It could be sculpture, performance, and pavilion as a platform for happenings.
In the exhibition, Nishida installs new site-specific work 'Fragile Invasion' on the gallery, and also shows several unrealized projects.
Website : http://hdmnsd.com/
Solveig Ane Kirkaune Øksendal: Somewhere under the rainbow
(f.1986) er opprinnelig fra Asker og går for tiden første året Master ved Kunstakademiet i Trondheim.
Solveig jobber figurativt i et formspråk som balanserer mellom det vakre og det uhyggelige.
I tegningene hun viser nå er figurene tatt ut av enhver setting og opptrer som frittflytende vesener i sin egen verden. Et sted der bestemte størrelser som kjønn og alder, tid og sted, virkelighet og fiksjon alle er retningslinjer det er vanskelig å holde fast ved. Arbeidene kan sees som et forsøk på å komme frem til noe som ikke lar seg beskrive med ord, lik en marerittaktig drømmetilstand eller følelse.
Ved utstillingen Somewhere under the rainbow på Galleri Fisk viser hun arbeider laget det siste året.
Ingeborg Blom Andersskog: Do You Really Go Out?
(-Noe å finne, ikke intet.)
Ingeborg Blom Andersskog is working with the poetic and sensual encounter between nature and culture. Using clay and her own body she seeks places to find a different perception of time.
A lot of people believe happiness is achieved through efficiency, stress, mass production and high consumption. We live in a society where the importance of what we do is measured by the result.
Ingeborg B. Andersskog wants to see this from a different perspective. How is human time related with nature? What does it mean to be present?
We seek to live in the moment, but in contrast we follow the urge of being in several places at the same time. Are we filling our life with the opposite of what we really want?
Ingeborg B. Andersskog moves in between intuition and reflection, spontanity and the sublime.
She is working with sculptural objects, performance and installation.
Andersskog is a third year student at Bergen National Academy of The Arts.
Bart Lescrève: Night Watchers Playing
Bart Lescrève studies Fine Arts in the Master program at Sint Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design in Belgium.
His work ranges from drawing and sculpture to installation and spatial interventions.
'Night Watchers Playing' is his first solo exhibition outside Belgium.
Of night watchers playing when time is to rest
bells ring for no reason
flying man overboard the bar the last call
night gave birth to a ship
crooked masts like us - closing time.
Øyunn Hustveit: DET SOM ER ATT
Vi har fastbrende skuggar av røyndom på netthinna kvar gong vi let att auga. Som flyktige
etterbilde i synsfeltet. Dei fylgjer oss inn i svevnen og formar draumane våre. Lagar fotspor i snøen
og arr på sjela. Når vi vaknar er dei borte, og vi er ikkje lenger der vi var. Det er restane vi ser der
sola glar bakom tankane. Det er det som er att.
Øyunn Hustveit er 1. års masterstudent ved Kunstakademiet i Trondheim og arbeider hovudsakleg
med maleri. Dette gjeld også for utstillinga på Galleri Fisk, der maleriet vil syne seg i svært
Lasse Årikstad: It made sense at the time
Lasse Årikstad går 1mfa på khib og jobber primært med skulptur, installasjon, maleri og collage
Anna Kosarevska: Deconstruction of Body Image
Anna Kosarevska is currently studying at the printmaking department at E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland. At her exhibition at Gallery Fisk, she will show the school of contemporary printmaking. The source of her inspirations are different interpretations of the concept of ’body’, which appears from one side as a functional unit of organs, and from the other side as a means of communications.
In this project I’m focused on the study of the human body images and their changing meanings in contemporary society. Even not body itself, but corporality how it exists.
As seen from an XXth century perspective, the body and it’s perceptions combined into a single crucial understanding of the body as both whole and fragmented. Body becomes more than corporeal manifestation, to engender concepts of materiality and discourse. the body becomes a living object of study, a source for the re-envisioning. I want to show how attempts to measure body thereby reduce the essence of man to the amount of mathematical formulas and pictures are destroying its essence of human body. It remains only a soulless shell, which has nothing to do with the humanity.
I’m inspired by the anatomical and medical images. It was transformed by deconstruction of original ancient image and passing through different graphic techniques. Fragments of the body are used to express momentary emotional frames of mind. X-ray photos and surgery images gives an atmosphere of analysis and discovering. By using aesthetic of hyperrealism I create a new dimension of the schizophrenic body, an organisms without parts which are corresponds to the concept of ‘body without organs’ of gilles Deleuze.
Amber Ablett: Song Sheets
Amber Ablett er master-student ved KHiB, og jobbar research-basert med tekst og performance.
Amber Ablett’s work uses text, participatory performance and research based work focusing on the limitations and failings of language relating to sentimentality and identity. Ablett is an artist and designer based in Bergen, NO and London, UK currently studying on the Masters program at KHiB
Say it with flowers:
Si det med blomster:
Or you could say it with words. But sometimes a good word is hard to find. Mary Poppins is never tongue tied, ‘on the contrary, there’s a very good word*.’ And then the music kicks in; in the same way that most of us, as angry teenagers or lovesick fools, have turned to music too.
Eller du kan si det med ord. Men noen ganger a good word is hard to find. Mary Poppins er aldri målbundet, “tvert imot, det er et veldig godt ord.” Og så begynner musikken å spille: på den same måten som de fleste av oss, som sinte tenåringer eller tosker med kjaerlighetssorg, har vendt oss mot musikken også.
I can’t seem to find the right word to describe how I feel but I guess Marvin Gaye must have felt something similar and whenever I hear him sing that song ’m 17 and on the train, running away to Edinburgh (though I ran back after a few days) and whenever you hear it, you’re a different age, somewhere else and without me.
Jeg finner ikke det rette ordet for å beskrive hva jeg føler, men jeg tror Marvin Gaye maa ha foelt noe lignende og hver gang jeg hoerer ham synge den sangen er jeg er 17 år og på toget, og jeg rømmer fra Edinburgh (selv om jeg rømte tilbake etter noen få dager) og hver gang du hører den, er du en annen alder, et annet sted og uten meg.
So: perhaps you should read the songs in my iTunes like a diary, or perhaps its easier to read what is written here- I wrote it- and then later when we speak you might be able to hear my father’s boldness (he was a coward), or maybe I sound just like my mother?
Så: kanskje du burde lese sangene i min iTunes som en dagbok, eller kanskje det er lettere å lese det som er skrevet her- jeg skrev det- og senere når vi snakker sammen kan du kan hende klare å høre min fars skallethet (han var en feiging), eller kanskje I’m just like my mother?
Work along these lines will be exhibited at Galleri Fisk, opening on the 20 September, 1900h-2300h. Last sentence: Its smoke and mirrors, I can’t seem to find the right words.
Gabriel Nils Edvisson: Alcohol Orchestra
"I often work with politics in different kinds of ways. Different kinds of issues in the world. Often in a social way and in a abstract explanation. Something I found very important right now is the politics that are at play in all of Europe, the economic crisis and the anti islamisation the fear thats spreads around us right now. I want to create discussions. Something I very interested in is the discussion between fundamentalist and how that would work out, in a way we all are fundamentalists and how can we start listening to each other?"
Lona Hansen and Daniel Slåttnes: Temporary Negotiations
Utstillingen Temporary Negotiations er møtet mellom Daniel Slåttnes' og Lona Hansens interesse for volumets karaktér. Daniel og Lona fullfører i 2014 master i fri kunst, ved henholdsvis Kunsthøyskolen i Oslo, og Kunst- og designhøyskolen i Bergen.
Som menneske forholder man seg intuitivt til verden utenfor, og setter sjeldent spørsmålstegn til grensene for rommet man befinner seg i. Opplevelsen av rommet kan være taktilt, og som direkte inntrykk av sansene. Men rom er også noe som skapes i mentale prosesser - hvor følelser, forutinntagelser og konseptuelle omformuleringer griper inn.
Det finnes muligheter for at romlige dimensjoner er mer komplisert enn bredde, høyde og dybde. I kraft av å bevege seg i, og ved å manipulere rommet, låner man objektet muligheten til å endre ansikt. Vårt møte med rommet er en evig forhandling om dets vesen.
Margrethe Brekke: A General Introduction to Hopes and Dreams
Margrethe Brekke is studying second year MA Fine Art at KHiB. Margrethe will exhibit crafted items from her current project.
Art in memory of the bygone, and possibly bygone geological era`s Pleistocene(1) and Holocene(2) has, for now, become somewhat obsolete.
Which is why I will start making art about peoples Hopes and Dreams upon possibly entering the Anthropocene(3).
In Galleri Fisk 25-27 October 2013,there will be will be a general and relaxed introduction to Hopes and Dreams.
For this exhibition the Tarkawian method (4) will be applied.
The Pleistocene /ˈplaɪstəsiːn/ (symbol PS) is the geological epoch which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's recent period of repeated glaciations.
The Holocene is a geological epoch which began at the end of the Pleistocene (at 11,700 calendar years BP)  and continues to the present.
It is not yet decided if the Anthropocene do exits.
Method developed by polish artist Mariusz Tarkawian, present in Bergen during Bergen Assembly 2013.
Niklas Schjetlein: Borrowed Memories
The images are soft and beautiful to look at when you see them up close. They become
more abstract works of art with unclear shapes and velvety colors, but when you move
away from the pictures, you will see signs of objects and human ﬁgures in action of doing
something. Which creates a completely different view of what one sees»
Niklas Schjetlein born 1984 in Oslo, currently studying at Bergen National Academy of art
Schjetlein works with photography, and describes this exhibition as a meeting point
between the abstract and the ﬁgurative expression.What we see is originally moving
pictures transformed into photography's by the artist.
The ﬁlms are borrowed memories of someone unknown. A fraction of people in an
embodiment of doing things in everyday life.
In these 8mm ﬁlms, the artist catches people in a private context by looking into their most
The pictures are subtle and abstract, even if we see the human ﬁgures in them, you do not
see who it is. This makes the persons, and pictures, ambiguous and not speciﬁc about
who, what and where.
When eyes hasn’t been closed completely and the sleep hasn’t won,
something appears and disappears in a blink.
Is the sleep mine?
In the wakefulness I find myself seeking memories and images coming and recede.
In a hole things slide blurry,
scattered within the air.
Paper becomes uneasy.
A house starts burning
resembling a light spot in a darkened room.
Several images has been borrowed.
- not based on proof - is an ongoing project about exploration of drawing and faith.
Tatiana Lozano is a colombian artist based in Bergen, currently studying second year MA in Fine Arts at KHIB. She works intuitively with different media using drawing as a starting point.
Malin Peter: A smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing
Malin Peter is a second year bachelor student at KHiB. At Galleri Fisk she will show four different works in four different medias, all based on observations of everyday phenomenons.
Malin Peter har en bakgrund inom konsthantverk men arbetar numera i en rad olika medier. Hon går för närvarande sitt andra år på bachelorstudiet i konst på KHiB. På Galleri Fisk kommer hon att visa ett urval arbeten som alla bygger på observationer av vardagsfenomen. Genom olika medier strävar verken efter att fånga ett ögonblick eller en betydelse, små skiftningar för att finna alternativa förståelser.
"A smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing" är ett citat från Charles Dicken's bok "Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and everyday people".
Malin Peter has a background in crafts but is nowadays working in a diverse range of media. She is currently a second year bachelor student in fine art at KHiB. At Galleri Fisk she will show some recent works that build on observations of everyday phenomenons. Through different media the works are striving to capture a moment or a meaning, emphasize small shiftings to find alternative understandings.
"A smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing" is a quote from Charles Dicken ́s book "Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and everyday people".
Vel møtt til haustens siste utstilling på Galleri Fisk!
Welcome to this semester's last exhibition on Galleri Fisk!
Kamaly&Augustin - "b) The Knots of the Spectacle" 15-17. November
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature's law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it's dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.