Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Fine Art / Landscape

Somnolence

  • Photographer
    Gjert Rognli

With the image series Somnolence i want to convey an alluring colorful representation of a mysterious landscape that conveys surrealism, mythology, religiousity and time. The photographs are staged based on nature, scenography and my history. The works are open to more questions and interpretations; Has humanity lost its proximity to the more supernatural or religious nature? A representation that brings us closer to life and death?

Gjert Rognli works as a multimedia artist, in his art projects he often deals with questions related to identity, religious roots, sexuality, silence and time. Rognli has received a number of scholarships and international awards for his work, and had many separate and collective exhibitions at home and abroad, including the Louvre Museum in Paris. He has worked at many of Norway's most important cultural institutions such as Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, The National Theatre, and he also worked as a scenography assistant at The Olympic Games in 1994 in Norway.