PART 1: Illustrating a norwegian folk tale through photos
PART 2: Playing with the use of objects, staging of objects and a personal system of symbols. In many ways inspired by still life and surrealism. I am not sure if the pictures illustrate the poems, the poems illustrate the pictures, or that the pictures are a sort of continuation of the poems? Anyways the poems are written by me mainly through the method of automatic writing, as some surrealist sometimes used themselves.
I started yet another project, oh yes I did! This time a teeming picture book/wimmelbook for children ages 3 -6 years.
The theme is the dwellings/lives of norwegian forest animals. I kind of draw on the fairy tale genre as well as using actual facts about the animals in my presentation of them. I’ve picked out 10 animals, that I’ll present within four pages for each animal.
During the two weeks I’ve developed the concept and made some rough sketches. I was thinking maybe I could do both the hare-family and the common chaffinch, but things tend to take time, so I just got to do the hares.
Recently submitted this t-shirt design on Threadless. It did not win, but I thought it went quite well for my second submission. Anyways, it was fun to draw (Digital: PhotoshopCS5/Intuos4), while I listening to Sherlock Holmes on audio book. Pluss, I sold one print when I had this Art Market in my hometown two weeks back. Yay!
…at Einar Granum School of Art. Thanks to all the wonderful students and teachers for two great years! When autumn comes I’ll take my stuff and move to Bergen. It’s time for a new chapter of my life: Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
Semester assignment 2014
Installation consisting of books, cut book pages and drawings (pen and watercolour)
Well, recently I have sort of built up an “addiction” to the fictional character Varg Veum, from Gunnar Staalesens books, and the movies based on these. It all started when I was watching the norwegian series Dag. This Man (yes, with capital M), suddenly appeared before me! I had seen him before, but I had not really noticed how fantasticly handsome and sexy he is: Trond Espen Seim (the actor who plays the role of Varg Veum). So, I decided to try out a couple of Veum-movies, which hadn’t really interested me before, just to satisfy my…needs. Now I have seen all twelve of them, pluss started reading the books (four so far). Mind you, that does not mean the movies are great. Probably it’s more an expression of my loneliness.
Getting to the point! The image of the real living person Trond Espen Seim and the fictional Varg Veum has become mixed up a bit. I might have a dirty mind. Still I wanted to try to create my own interpretation of Varg Veum, based on the books I have read so far. So far I have the two sketches above. I’m not sure I have reached the final result yet, but I think I’m on to something.
Montage with 10 pictures plus threedimentional objects illustrating different facts about the mushroom, and conveyed through the genre of fairy tales/myth/storytelling. Illustrations for children. My main goal was to experiment with different techniques and materials, looking for a visual style I like and may continue to develop.
Interested in taking a closer look? Einar Granum is open for outsiders tomorrow between 16-18.