Unusual Art from a Saami artist. (Weekly Photo Challenge)
This week WordPress wants us to: “Share a picture that means UNUSUAL to you!” So, I decided to present my readers to the Norwegian Saami artist Gjert Rognli. It’s not an understatement to claim that Gjert Rognli’s art is unusual: unusual & original, just like the artist himself. Here’s a short presentation and some of his photos:
Gjert Rognli is multimedia artist and has in recent years worked with theater productions and television productions as well as his own short films, photography and video. He has been represented at several film festivals and exhibition both home and abroad.
Shocking, brutal and provocative, with powerful tools such as nudity, blood, brutal representations of animals and birds that are crucified, the Saami artist created a lot of attention for his exhibition The Forgotten Place.
A photo entitled “Chasing Dreams”, which is included in the exhibition, got an “honorable mention” in Photographer’s Forum magazine, a highly recognized photography magazine in the U.S., the photograph will also be published in a table book format in the United States in the book Best of Photography 2011.
Gjert Rognli’s next exhibition is held at Artista Galleri Cafè in Sandvika between 29th of March (opening at 18:00) – 29th of April 2012.
All photos in this article: Gjert Rognli.
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