per kristian nygård grows grass landscape in oslo gallery
 
per kristian nygård grows grass landscape in oslo gallery
nov 25, 2014

per kristian nygård grows grass landscape in oslo gallery

per kristian nygård grows grass landscape in oslo gallery
all photos by jason olav benjamin havneraas / courtesy of noplace

 

 

 

norway-based artist per kristian nygård has infilled the gallery expanse at noplace in oslo with a bright green cascade of grass, sweeping and swerving throughout the space.

 

‘not red but green’ comprises a natural, undulating terrain, spilling out from the entrance doorframe and pressing up against the surrounding windows and walls. lush vegetation floods in every direction, forming a hilly landscape that beckons an instinctual audience participation, although prohibited. the site-specificity of the installation allows it to grow and develop in size and form, and — by placing the mass of organic matter within the context of an indoor gallery — changes the perception of the natural world for the viewer.

per kristian nygård grows grassy lawn within olso gallery
a bright green cascade of grass spills out from the gallery walls

per kristian nygård grows grassy lawn within olso gallery
the landscape sweeps and swerves throughout the space

per kristian nygård grows grassy lawn within olso gallery
the hilly expanse beckons interaction, yet remains off limits for public participation

per kristian nygård grows grassy lawn within olso gallery

per kristian nygård grows grassy lawn within olso gallery
the green grass grows and develops with the passage of time

per kristian nygård grows grassy lawn within olso gallery

per kristian nygård grows grassy lawn within olso gallery
‘not red but green’ in the context of the gallery space

  • Does kristian’s mother know that he/she left the house.
    Someone may want to call her.

    Ron Smith
  • sometime… something deep inside of me flows out slowly when i can’t notice it

    endlessvista
  • This is amazing! A big hello to the artist and the galerist: I did a show with grass filling Imayaa gallery as part of a painting exhibition. Please have a look at: alixlejuge.blogspot.com at an exhibition entitled “Plenitude” in 2009, Mauritius.

    Alix Le Juge

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