Rune Guneriussen

These dream-like installations are assembled, and then photographed by Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen. Just imagine being out for a walk in Norway’s countryside, turning a corner and discovering a magical forest of lamps, a tangle of chairs, or a river of books. Sadly, once the photograph is taken, Rune removes the installation, the only proof of it’s existence being these images… sort of like waking up from an amazing dream that you could have sworn was real.

As an artist, I believe strongly that art itself should be questioning and bewildering as opposed to patronising and restricting. As opposed to the current fashion I do not want to dictate a way to the understanding of my art, but rather indicate a path to understanding a story.

Rune Guneriussen’s site

  • Courtney

    Artists like this don’t get nearly the recognition they deserve. I can’t even imagine how long these scenes took to put together…that alone deserves a lot of respect and awe. I wish these pictures were everywhere for everyone to see, not just where people stumble upon them by accident. They deserve more :/

  • That is simply magical! It’s like little fairies left them there

  • GirlyGirl65

    wow these pics are so awesome and amazing.

  • Bonsai_forest

    funghi lamps! i love it

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  • Jquinnalperin

    This is so incredible and inspiring! I love it!

  • DANNI1973

    Absolutely fantastic!!!

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  • Alice

    I personally love the lamp ones. The chairs with the tree is fantastic as well

  • Sammie

    I would have been the one too Try n’ swim it the sea of books xD

  • Foxhollow

    omg me 2

  • Narcimetamorpho

    if you like these photos, google search adam ekberg’s photography! wonderful chicago artist, more or less in the same vein as these.

  • EIL

    Thank you! 🙂

  • Allen derico

    This is what happens when people have too much free time.

  • Romi9787

    woow thats like a episod o lost

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  • JHF

    i love it !!!:D<3

  • Tracy Wasem

    Amazing. Love this work.

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  • Carmen.

    this is really really cool.

  • Golpededados

    Nature powering tech… silence hearing books… waves touching stillness.

  • Aspire7_6

    this is nice.  now google this name: “andy goldsworthy” and you’ll see in whose footsteps this Guneriussen person is walking. 

  • Both artists make ephemeal work which they photograph.

    Goldsworty, who is usually described as as a sculptor, photographer and environmentalist, works exclusively with the natural world, using what material he finds: twigs, stones, leaves, ice, flowers for  his work.

    Guneriussen, who can be described as an installation artist-cum-photographer, takes man made indoor items out into the landcape:  chairs, lamps, books, tables… to create temporary installations which he then photographs.   

  • What wondrously whimsical installations! It’s a shame that she takes them down so quickly, but exciting that the images aren’t just created in Photoshop.

  • Suzannelflynt

    These are BRILLIANT in conception and execution. Well done!!!

  • Anonymous

    amazingly beautiful ideas

  • guest

    Beautiful pictures except for the one with the chairs. What are those chairs doing in the ocean? It dosent make any sense.

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  • TheLizardKing

    The chairs in the ocean are in more bizarre then any of the other pictures man…

  • Oneholyhope

    some one has a lot of time on their hands

  • It’s great! I love this pictures!

  • He’s an artist, it’s his job is to use his time like this and to make wonderful aesthetics for us lot to enjoy. xx

  • Truly wonderful. Who knew lamps could appears so magical?

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  • Absolutely stunning! I love them all!
    cool photos, nice work

  • Casieopea

    this is kind of brilliant!! thanks for this! 

  • maria


  • Love the lights.

  • Visually impressive

  • osaid

    amazing photo.. thanks for sharing.

  • Stunning colours and very creative. #love

  • q8well

    Very crazy (nice)

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