TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Landscape

What Nature Knows

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Landscape
  • Photographer
    Gjert Rognli
  • Agency / Studio
    Gjert Rognli
  • Photo Date

With the photography project "What nature knows", Rognli draws in references from his affiliation with Arctic Northern Norway, to light, darkness and the seasons. He transforms ordinary landscapes into an enigmatic place to be and takes us on a visual experience in the evening and the atmosphere of the night. In the project he immerses light installations in water, and creates harmony where there is conflict between the elements. He illuminates nature with LED-lights, luminescent material, and uses photographic effects.

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.