BJARNE MELGAARD
Nationality: Norwegian
City of Residence: New York
Profession: Artist 

“I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK AN ARTIST ACTUALLY SHOWS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE THAN WHERE THE ARTWORK IS EXHIBITED”

The intellectually clear-cut, and refreshingly reflected artist Bjarne Melgaard continues to shake the art world. He is widely known as a bad boy artist, highlighting the deepest dark of the sexual underground in his work.

In spite of his reputation, the artist himself insists that provoking is far from his real intention. Bjarne Melgaards real aim is to question established opinions of truth on a more philosophic level.

This visual philosopher – today one of the most renowned Norwegian artists on the international contemporary art scene, expresses himself in a variety of visual disciplines – paintings, sculptures, installations, photography and video art. His work points to subversive themes often inspired by various provocative sub-cultures such as S&M and heavy metal.

During the last four years he has expanded his communication of art further, by writing A New Novel and collaborating with architecture and design firm Snøhetta to create A House to Die In. Bjarne wants to spend the end of his life in this house.

 

 


BOB RECINE "I UNIFY ALL OF MY SEEMINGLY VARIED WORLDS — OF 'FASHION', OF 'ART', OF 'STUDY' — FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT ALL IS INTERCONNECTED"  

BOB RECINE
"I UNIFY ALL OF MY SEEMINGLY VARIED WORLDS — OF 'FASHION', OF 'ART', OF 'STUDY' — FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT ALL IS INTERCONNECTED"
 

JENNY GAGE AND TOM BETTERTON "...NO MATTER HOW BEAUTIFUL OR EVOCATIVE A PICTURE IS, IT CAN’T CAPTURE THE VOICES OR PORTRAY THE PASSAGE OF TIME THE WAY FILM CAN."  

JENNY GAGE AND TOM BETTERTON
"...NO MATTER HOW BEAUTIFUL OR EVOCATIVE A PICTURE IS, IT CAN’T CAPTURE THE VOICES OR PORTRAY THE PASSAGE OF TIME THE WAY FILM CAN."
 

SYNCHRODOGS "WE FIND INSPIRATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. THE NATURAL WORLD, INTUITION, NIGHT DREAMS."

SYNCHRODOGS
"WE FIND INSPIRATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. THE NATURAL WORLD, INTUITION, NIGHT DREAMS."

ARIELLE CHIARA "I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY AS A POINT OF ENTRY TO A SPACE CREATED WITHIN AN IMAGE, A FEELING SPACE”  

ARIELLE CHIARA
"I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY AS A POINT OF ENTRY TO A SPACE CREATED WITHIN AN IMAGE, A FEELING SPACE”

 

AMANDA CHARCHIAN "I AM INTERESTED IN INTIMACY. POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNKNOWN, THE POTENTIAL HUMOR IN EVERYTHING, THE PERFECT BALANCE OF NATURE"  

AMANDA CHARCHIAN
"I AM INTERESTED IN INTIMACY. POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNKNOWN, THE POTENTIAL HUMOR IN EVERYTHING, THE PERFECT BALANCE OF NATURE"
 

LEA COLOMBO "I JUST TRY AND CAPTURE THE MOOD. I ALSO NEVER SHOOT FLASH, ONLY NATURAL LIGHT — AND I THINK THAT MAKES A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE"  

LEA COLOMBO
"I JUST TRY AND CAPTURE THE MOOD. I ALSO NEVER SHOOT FLASH, ONLY NATURAL LIGHT — AND I THINK THAT MAKES A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE"
 

ISABELITAVIRTUAL "I’M USED TO WORK WITH WORDS AND CONCEPTS AND APPLY THIS MENTAL PROCESS TO MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES THROUGH TITLES WITH DEEPER MEANINGS OR LITTLE TWISTS TO MAKE MY FOLLOWERS SMILE"

ISABELITAVIRTUAL
"I’M USED TO WORK WITH WORDS AND CONCEPTS AND APPLY THIS MENTAL PROCESS TO MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES THROUGH TITLES WITH DEEPER MEANINGS OR LITTLE TWISTS TO MAKE MY FOLLOWERS SMILE"

CHARLIE ENGMAN "PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXPEDIENT WAY TO COPY AND MOLD SOME VERSIONS OF REALITY"  

CHARLIE ENGMAN
"PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXPEDIENT WAY TO COPY AND MOLD SOME VERSIONS OF REALITY"

 

PETRA COLLINS "WOMEN´S EMOTIONS ARE CONSTANTLY LABELLED. ANY SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM SO-CALLED PLEASANTNESS, AND WE ARE LABELLED AS HYSTERICAL"

PETRA COLLINS
"WOMEN´S EMOTIONS ARE CONSTANTLY LABELLED. ANY SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM SO-CALLED PLEASANTNESS, AND WE ARE LABELLED AS HYSTERICAL"

BJARNE MELGAARD “I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK AN ARTIST ACTUALLY SHOWS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE THAN WHERE THE ARTWORK IS EXHIBITED”

BJARNE MELGAARD
“I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK AN ARTIST ACTUALLY SHOWS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE THAN WHERE THE ARTWORK IS EXHIBITED”