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Uncontaminated 2016

Blood, Stones and Certain Beasts features Bjarne Melgaard and Bob Recine’s combined creations, including characteristic elements like painting, plastic, hair, make-up, doll-like figures and various other materials. These elements are juxtaposing the individual work, melting the universes of the two artists into refreshingly new expressions.

This sales exhibition was presented in collaboration with
Rod Bianco Gallery.

 

 

The art world never stops being rocked by the rebel Bjarne Melgaard, known for his graphic expressionism and highlighting of taboos. Bob Recine has been on a very different journey - traversing the gap between art and commerce through his longstanding fascination with the rituals of high magic. Together their advanced creations stand out like an alchemical reaction between two groundbreaking artists. 

Bjarne Melgaard and Bob Recine is a friendship duo that have already worked together on a few occasions. Last year their strong breeze of a disturbed spirit hit Paris with Bjarne’s exhibition The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. The two artists are now reunited in Oslo presented in an interactive installation created by Void with fusional art by Snøhetta.

BJARNE MELGAARD

“I believe that the work an artist actually shows is of higher importance than where the artwork is exhibited".

BOB RECINE

"I unify all of my seemingly varied worlds, of fashion, of art, of study, for people to see that all is interconnected".


The spirit of Uncontaminated 2016’s collective exhibition is haunted by an eclectic non-conformity; an artistic tendency catalyzed by a rapidly changing world and a hunger for individual freedom. From their different angles and approaches – The diversified artists’ visual expressions are being explored, creating clashes and refreshingly disturbing contrasts.

This mashed-up universe is populated with strong viewpoints expressed through critical, yet touching hard core naturalism and futuristic visions of beauty. This year’s collective connects established artists with the emerging in a tastefully chaotic fusion of expressions – in both an analogue and virtual space.

From Synchrodogs’ quest to awaken our primitive instincts and intuition to Lea Colombo’s unexpected documentation of the South African ghetto and its ancient rituals.

We are clearly taken on a bumpy ride.
The intimacy of Amanda Charchian’s work hits us as her landscape unveils itself, and Isabelitavirtual, a new kind of muse from the internet is materialized in the human shape as Instagram’s favorite creative, @isabelitavirtual.

Charlie Engman takes photography to another level with his investigative lens, while Petra Collins works both behind and in front of the camera. Arielle Chiara who will certainly supply a bit of eccentricity in her eclectic and casual kind of way.

The collective challenge is a journey and we welcome you all.

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 the intimacy. Possibilities of the unknown, the potential humor in everything, the perfect balance of nature".

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". 

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".

SYNCHRODOGS

"We find inspiration in everyday life. The natural world, intuition, night dreams".

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". 

The Collective Exhibition in Virtual Reality - Planeta NYC


Uncontaminated Talks
Four panel talks with the purpose of posing contrasting questions and shedding light on conflicting points of view. 

IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD

JORUN SOFIE FALLMO AARTUN 
(Senior Journalist at Dagens Nærignsliv & Author)
Moderates this Talk between:  
LEA COLOMBO (Photographer) 
AMANDA CHARCHIAN (Photographer and Fine Artist) 
CHARLIE ENGMAN (Photographer) 
SYNCHRODOGS (Artists and Photographers) 
ISABELITAVIRTUAL (Creative Director and Photographer)

WHERE IS – ART?

KAI REAVER (Architect at Snøhetta, Instructor at Oslo School of Architecture and Design) Moderates this Talk between:
BJØRN GUNNAR STAAL
(Founding Partner, Designer, Programmer ,VOID)
DAN BREWSTER (Programmer, Planeta)       
GARD EIKLID (Manager, Rod Bianco Gallery) 
BOB RECINE (Visual Hair Artist) 

REINVENTING THE MAGAZINE

RICCARDO RUINI (Creative Director REM RUINI E MARIOTTI)
Moderates this Talk between: 
AARON WARD (Founder of Let´s Panic Magazine)
VERONICA MIKE SOLHEIM (Editor In Chief & Creative Director, 
A New Type Of Imprint)
CELINE AAGAARD (Founder & Creative Director of Envelope)
JACK MOSS (Online Editor, 10 Magazine)
 

ALL THIS PANIC

ELISE BY OLSEN (Editor in Chief, Recens Paper)
Moderates this Talk between:
JENNY GAGE (Photographer, and Filmmaker)
ARIELLE CHIARA (Artist)
ZOE BLEU (Artist and Actress)
RUBY DAGNAL (Actress)


JENNY GAGE & TOM BETTERTON

"...No matter how beautiful or evocative a picture is, it can´t capture the
voices or potray the passage of time the way film can."


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