KENT FONN SKARE
Norwegian-born graphic designer and artist Kent Fonn Skåre, who lives and works in Stockholm (Sweden), recently showed at Sydney's Articulate Project Space last July. The exhibition (Retinal Displacement: Metaphoric Gaps and Virtualities) featured three-dimensional reconstructions of schematic and constructional drawings inspired from architectural foundations (like walls, floors and ceilings) and how their placements within a system form a relationship.
“When reconstructing parts from these drawings into a three-dimensional form, the result is an ‘in-between object,’ a morphing of the real construction the drawings depicts with the drawing itself”.
Skåre’s prototypes or three dimensional blueprints of abstract architectural systems; think The Labyrinth. In an interview with Sight Unseen, Skåre recalled his interest in Sydney City's architecture.
“Coming from Scandinavia with its sober traditions, I’m finding the architecture in Sydney interesting. The city center is kind of retro and futuristic, with skyscrapers and buildings that look like cruise ships and spacecrafts. It also has a monorail floating between the buildings and over the pedestrians – how cool is that?”
Kent Fonn Skåre is also a freelance graphic designer who has worked with clients like Bergen Kunsthall, Ekko, NRK3, Ung Film, Replikk and Tag Team Studio. His work is intuitive, fresh and a little comical; see his flip-book, “The Anti-Nuclear Movement” via his website. This guy is definitely one to watch.