Conceptual artist, Rune Guneriussen, has totally transformed the landscape of his hometown in Norway into a fairytale. Like other fairytales, this one does not last forever…
Guneriussen, born in Norway in 1977, graduated from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in England where he developed the passion for sculpture, installation, and photography. For him, “art itself should be questioning and bewildering as opposed to patronizing and restricting.”
For his latest installation, Guneriussen uses man-made objects such as books, chairs, lamps, and phones. He that then places the objects outdoors to discuss the relationship between mankind and nature.
After photographing the installations, the artist quickly removes the objects as though nobody has ever been there, leaving no trace of the fantastical visual scene.
The photos are the only proof of the installations ever existed.
The installations made by the artist are not intended as the “next trend”. Guneriussen strives to stay true to the work, the story behind the work, and the message being delivered.
In “The science of planting”, the artist piles a stack of books to create a tree, which brings many questions in our mind. Is the piece about the future of deforesting and paper-making? Or is it about the book as a sign of science? You decide!