Og talglysets smil ble sommerfuglens katastrofe / E il sorriso della candela divenne il disastro della farfalla
29.06.2410.08.24
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen (NO)
Mia Van Veen (NO)
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen (NO)
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen (b. 1984) holds an MFA from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and a BFA from Bergen Art Academy (dep. of photography).
Ørmen’s sculptural practice creates a condensed atmosphere involving both fictional narrative and material exploration. Oscillating between two-dimensional reliefs and three-dimensional sculptures, figurative motifs linger as shadows in abstract forms. By exploring ancient sand casting techniques and the autonomous agency and properties of metals, she allows the materials themselves to play an active and indispensable role in the process and incorporates this into new idioms.
She often ask questions regarding hierarchies, material culture and what it means to be a human as a species among a biological diversity of life. Her work invite us to reflect upon a cyclical notion of time, as well as conceptions we have concerning the natural and the artificial. Dealing with philosophical, non-religious aspects of spirituality Ørmen aim to create space for introspection that transcends the boundaries between different belief systems. This with the intention of highlighting substance that can exist alongside an anthropocentric view, a feeling of cohesion, both with the surroundings and within oneself.
Mia Van Veen (NO)
Mia Van Veen (b. 1986) holds an MFA from Iceland Academy of the Arts, and a BFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Van Veen's practice is primarily sculptural, relating to painting wall reliefs and appropriation through the use of different metals – from steel and copper to aluminum and titanium.
With the use of heat, mechanical drills and melted tin, she investigates the qualities and possibilities of mark making in both the intuitive and traditional matter. Her new series of two dimensional works operate as cultural hybrids between sculpture and painting. These works reference the tradition of Norwegian rosemaling, a style of decorative painting which emerged in the eighteenth century parallel to other ornamental movements such as Rococo in France.
Approaching craft from a contemporary perspective, Van Veen experiments with material approaches to ornament: brushes and oil on wood are exchanged for melted tin on copper and steel. Treating metal like paint, Van Veen explores different welding techniques to mimic the pressure of a paintbrush in gestures of undulating thickness. Unlike the perfectly clean lines of rosemaling brushwork, her metal renditions are surprisingly human: they reveal palpable evidence of the artist's hand or join allowing the imperfections and inconsistencies to become a kind of performative adornment.
Overview image: Og talglysets smil ble sommerfuglens katastrofe / E il sorriso della candela divenne il disastro della farfalla
Overview image: Og talglysets smil ble sommerfuglens katastrofe / E il sorriso della candela divenne il disastro della farfalla
Overview image: Og talglysets smil ble sommerfuglens katastrofe / E il sorriso della candela divenne il disastro della farfalla
Overview image: Og talglysets smil ble sommerfuglens katastrofe / E il sorriso della candela divenne il disastro della farfalla
Overview image: Og talglysets smil ble sommerfuglens katastrofe / E il sorriso della candela divenne il disastro della farfalla
Overview image: Og talglysets smil ble sommerfuglens katastrofe / E il sorriso della candela divenne il disastro della farfalla
Works
Artwork: Plot
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen
Plot (2022)
Plexiglass, wood, tin, paint
25 × 25 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Exo Skeleton I
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen
Exo Skeleton I (2024)
Aluminum
30 × 40 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Exo Skeleton II
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen
Exo Skeleton II (2024)
Fake leather, wood, paint
30 × 40 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Exo Skeleton III
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen
Exo Skeleton III (2024)
Aluminum
30 × 40 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Exo Skeleton IV
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen
Exo Skeleton IV (2024)
Aluminum
30 × 40 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Exo Skeleton V
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen
Exo Skeleton V (2024)
Aluminum
30 × 40 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: On
Mia Van Veen
On (2024)
Hot-rolled steel, acid
120 × 80 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Error
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen and Mia Van Veen
Error (2024)
Steel, mesh
225 × 165 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Off
Mia Van Veen
Off (2024)
Hot-rolled steel, tin, acid
120 × 80 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Manager
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen and Mia Van Veen
Manager (2024)
Steel, aluminum, mesh
220 × 60 × 25 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Exo Terra I
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen
Exo Terra I (2024)
Aluminum
30 × 40 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Exo Terra II
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen
Exo Terra II (2024)
Aluminum
30 × 40 cm
Unique
Price upon request
Artwork: Exo Terra III
Mia Van Veen
Exo Terra III (2024)
Brass, tin
30 × 40 cm
Unique
Price upon request