Artist Statement

Most of my life I have felt half my existence was lost to darkness, never to be remembered, always existing in the corner of my eye, but when I turn to focus on it, what was sensed evaporated. The first time I felt this sensation was at the tender age of three.

I was in the back seat of our red car, strapped to a black leather child’s seat, looking at the Norwegian landscape passing by, father was in the passenger seat whilst Mum was driving. A moment came when I could sense reality stronger than I ever had, enabling me to follow a thread that led me to what was beyond death, letting me grasp the answer to a question that had never been asked, but it evaporated before I could hold on to it and at that precise moment our car violently smashed into a truck with twelve trailers winding far up the mountain.

My mind was never the same again, a door had shut behind me, it became an experience that kindled the desire to walk the path I have found myself on ever since, a journey that only could be made by someone with a license to walk along the edge of the abyss looking for a door that exists in the realm of madness and return to the living with what he has seen and so I became an artist.

BOOK

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400 Year Legacy

Artist Talk: Sirkel

Video Diary: Sirkel

Video Diary: Behold

 Test Shoot II: Sirkel

 

Instalation Documentation 3 by 3 at Yinka Shonibare

Gallery Nettie Horn talks about Sirkel at 2007 Aqua Art, Miami Art Fair.

Instalation Documentation University For the Creative Arts, Rochester 2006, Series Sirkel, images 90x120cm

Instalation Documentation Laviande, London 2007, Series Paradigm, Images 90x120cm

Instalation Documentation Three By Three (3) , London 2008, outtakes and crops from the series Sirkel, Paradigm, Behold and the failed project, Images varying sizes, Video Diary Behold 14:30 min

Instalation Documentation Three By Three (3) , London 2008 outtakes and crops from the series Sirkel, Paradigm, Behold and the failed project, Images varying sizes, Video Diary Behold 14:30 min

Instalation Documentation Nettie Horn, London 2009, Series Behold, images 90x300cm

Instalation Documentation Nettie Horn, London 2009, Video Diary Behold 14:30 min, images from the series Paradigm 90x120cm

Instalation Documentation Nettie Horn, London 2009, Series Paradigm, images 90x120cm

Instalation Documentation Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö 2009, The Kernel of Apathy, Destruction of a Soul, 90x200cm

Instalation Documentation Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö 2009, series Sirkel Paradigm and Behold, images 90x120cm

Instalation Documentation Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö 2009, series Sirkel Paradigm and Behold, images 90x120cm

Production Documentation: Sirkel

Production Documentation: Sirkel

Production Documentation: Sirkel

Production Documentation: Sirkel

Chapter I Sirkel, The Landing

Chapter I Sirkel, The Apparition

Chapter I Sirkel, The Fight for the Huts

Chapter II Paradigm, Déjà vu

Chapter II Paradigm, Flux

Chapter II Paradigm, Anomaly

Chapter III Behold, The Solitary Sand Corn, Liberation of Truth

Chapter III Behold, The Man

Chapter III Behold, The Solitary Sand Corn, Liberation of Truth

Chapter IV Becoming, Salmon Farm

Chapter IV Becoming, Sacrifice

Chapter IV Becoming, Godfrey

Chapter IV Becoming, Cornerstone

 

Chapter I Sirkel (2005-2006)

All images Edition of 7, Size: 90x120cm Media: Giclee print, Presentation: Framed, Satin seal and mounted on Dibond. £2000

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Chapter II Paradigm (2007)

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Chapter III Behold (2008-2009)

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Chapter IV Becoming (2009-2010)

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