MAGNIHILD ØEN NORDAHL
Bergen-based artist Magnihild Øen Nordahl’s sculptural and installation work balances precision-built architectural forms with light and space. Her combinations of painted wood and industrial materials are often site specific, based on the surroundings, that form both backdrop and content; architecture splicing with architecture, concrete splicing with concrete, etc.
Her latest sculptural collection “Trialog”, a collaboration with musician Omar E. Johnsen, combined cold rolled steel plates, steel tubes and painted wood with transducers and an analogue modular synth - art meets music, minimalism meets colour.
“Timber-based structures form the basis of most of her works, in a spectrum ranging from the Middle Ages to early industrial architecture at the beginning of the twentieth century. Within this historical interval huge social changes have taken place. Material, machinery and construction principles have radically transformed the role of the craftsman in the execution of these buildings. Øen Nordahl’s sculptures make deliberate use of a painstaking craft-based production process, thus commenting on the role of craftsmanship in contemporary art.”
Check out more of Øen Nordahl’s beautiful work via her website.