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Recent Works - Espen Dietrichson

Espen Dietrichson

21.08.2015 - 19.09.2015


Espen Dietrichson (1976) lives and works in Oslo where he attended the National Academy of Fine Arts. His practice spans photo collages, sculpture, drawing, installation. The source material for his work refers to urban landscapes, architecture and geometry. Dietrichson has a particular interest in "Brutalism" a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. The term does not derive from the word "brutal," but originates from the French béton brut, or "raw concrete," a term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material.

For his first solo exhibition in Denmark he will present a number of large photo collage silkscreens, ink washes and sculptures. The large photo collages are elaborate variations from Porto, Lyon, San Francisco and Los Angeles although these cities are barely recognisable in the single work. Composed from is own photographs each collage comprises between 40 to 50 images. From this perspective Dietrichson´s urban landscapes are imaginary and therefore cannot be interpreted as reality. His most recent series of sculpture-objects are geometrical compositions finely crafted in walnut. They appear like large sized models, miming the pattern of the modulatory repetition of modern-contemporary architecture. Both the silkscreens and the sculptural-objects are thematic variations and fitting to what the artist calls "a captured moment of abstract energy".

Espen Dietrichson has exhibited extensively and is represented in numerous private and public collections including; Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Statoils Kunstsamling, Jyvaskyla Kunstmuseum. Most recently he has created several significant public commissions including; 2013-2015: Nye Våler Kirke - Norway, 2012: Sam Eyde VGS, Arendal, Norway.

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