Tone Bergan and Sidsel Harfjeld are two Norwegian female artists working with similar artistic concepts. The two artists both use their own bodies as source, yet with two very different outcomes: digital versus sculptural, focus on head versus body.
DESCRIPTION: Tone BERGAN and Sidsel HARFJELD are two Norwegian female artists working with similar artistic concepts. The two artists both use their own bodies as source, yet with two very different outcomes: digital versus sculptural, focus on head versus body.
Tone BERGAN: In this series of digital prints, Tone Bergan divides the face into quarters and creates new human expressions. The use of repetition involves the issue of cloning versus the uniqueness of the individual as well as what is controlling nature and what is being controlled. The new faces are not altered, as the original face is the only source, with its imperfections. Beauty and deformity originate a familiar, but strange unity.
Tone BERGAN is trained as a graphic designer from Parsons School of Design, New York and this is her first exhibition.
Sidsel HARFJELD: Based on the same mould, these full size female torsos in fibreglass are presented in a diversity of outcomes. The fibreglass base is a catalyst transforming from vibrant opaque to subtle transparencies, and the combination of unexpected materials gives the torsos significant personalities where individuality and eccentricity is celebrated. The many cultures the artist has come across, and the women she has learnt to know inspire her work.
Sidsel HARFJELD is trained in arts from various institutions and private tutors in Norway, France, Singapore and has participated in several group exhibitions.
DATE: 2-12 October 2003
TIME/VENUE: Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. Sunday 2pm to 6pm.
ENQUIRIES: Call Natacha at the gallery at 68339314
VENUE: SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise 4 th Floor,
1 Sarkies Road