Rune Guneriussen

The Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen has been working at the intersection between installation art and photography since 2005. His conceptual artworks are highly site-specific, and often staged in nature. The intensive work on his large-scale installations awakened his artistic DNA, says Guneriussen. The object, the history behind it, the chosen space and the time in which the work is created – in his creative process Guneriussen tries to achieve a balance between nature and human culture, which affects the depths of our existence. He believes that art should never be limited, but should always raise questions. Nor is he concerned with dictating what people should think about a work. His works merely provide clues as to how a story might be read. […]

Biography / Rune Guneriussen

The Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen has been working at the intersection between installation art and photography since 2005. His conceptual artworks are highly site-specific, and often staged in nature. The intensive work on his large-scale installations awakened his artistic DNA, says Guneriussen. The object, the history behind it, the chosen space and the time in which the work is created – in his creative process Guneriussen tries to achieve a balance between nature and human culture, which affects the depths of our existence. He believes that art should never be limited, but should always raise questions. Nor is he concerned with dictating what people should think about a work. His works merely provide clues as to how a story might be read.

About his UN Biennale artwork // “Lights go out”
Rune Guneriussen’s contribution to the URBAN NATION Biennial 2019 is inspired by his artistic approach of creating and finding an equilibrium between nature and human culture, which always involves an intervention in both.

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