Elsewhere is a pastiche of moments, layered and counter balanced, from our shared contemporary existence. /The images frame our modern sensibilities with a sense of almost recalled familiarity, yet without specificity of time or space. Intimate, lyrical gelatine prints evoke timeless human dramas heart-stopping beauty, sadness shrouded in fog, warmth of a stranger’s smile, loneliness of an unknown place welcoming viewers to their own sense of connectedness by these communal memories. An ongoing project, Elsewhere, has many chapters, plot lines, and unexpected narrative twists while moving the viewer forward./
Øyvind Hjelmen has been working with photography as his artistic expression for more than 20 years, and his works have been exhibited in USA, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Japan, France and Norway. Among the collections that hold his works are The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, USA, and Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri – Verona, Italy.
Øyvind will be signing /Elsewhere/ at the PUG BookCafé at Fotomessen//
Friday March 2nd at 15.00
Sunday March 4th at 12:00