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.
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
wow these pics are so awesome and amazing.
funghi lamps! i love it
This is so incredible and inspiring! I love it!
I personally love the lamp ones. The chairs with the tree is fantastic as well
I would have been the one too Try n’ swim it the sea of books xD
omg me 2
if you like these photos, google search adam ekberg’s photography! wonderful chicago artist, more or less in the same vein as these.
Thank you! 🙂
This is what happens when people have too much free time.
woow thats like a episod o lost
i love it !!!:D<3
Amazing. Love this work.
this is really really cool.
Nature powering tech… silence hearing books… waves touching stillness.
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.
These are BRILLIANT in conception and execution. Well done!!!
amazingly beautiful ideas
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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The chairs in the ocean are in more bizarre then any of the other pictures man…
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
this is kind of brilliant!! thanks for this!
VERY SWEET AND FRAGILE…. CONGRATS AND THANKS
Love the lights.
amazing photo.. thanks for sharing.
Stunning colours and very creative. #love
Very crazy (nice)
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