En knapp uke igjen! Torsdag 10 mars blir det vernissage i på den svenske ambassadørens residens i Oslo, og vi vil gjerne presentere piQmo sine norske fotografer nå i dagene før lanseringsfesten. Først ut er Maria Prestmo, Dag Eivind Thorenfeldt og Marianne Bjørnmyr.
Maria Prestmo (1976)
Maria Prestmo is a Bergen-based photographer whose projects often reside in the realms between figuration and abstraction, between reality and dreams. In this regard her approach to photography is more similar to that of a painter. She also frequently collaborates with painter Marie Storaas as the artist duo “P.S”. Her passion for photography has followed her all the way through childhood, youth and her nine years of academic education. The camera has become her way of studying human behaviour and exploring different identities.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals; Banksmidja Galleri (Voss), Hydrogenfabrikken Kunsthall (Fredrikstad), Hardanger Musikkfest (Lofthus), B-Open (Bergen) and the old Astrup Fearnley Museet (Oslo) among others. March 2016 she is having her first solo show at Galleri Ramfjord (Oslo).
Dag Eivind Thorenfeldt (1961)
Well known and acclaimed Norwegian portrait photographer and a pronounced profile in media. After decades as one of the most sought after photographers, he and his wife left Oslo and the city life looking for a different way of life on a farm growing high quality organic vegetables for high end restaurants. Photography is still a huge part of his life, but from a completely different perspective. Nature, wildlife and his family are in focus, however he still photographs with the edge, humour and playfulness he is known for.
He has held numerous exhibitions through the years.
Marianne Bjørnmyr (1986)
Marianne Bjørnmyr lives and works in London, where she received her MA in Photography from London College of Communication in 2012. Her photographic practice is concerned around our perception of the photograph’s approach to reality; through her research she explores the phenomena of myth, and the photograph’s role in conveying objects and surroundings is set up against our understanding, interpretation and generated perception of imagery.
Marianne’s work has previously been exhibited internationally in galleries like the Foto8 Gallery, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Galleri Ramfjord and The AOP gallery, and she has earlier been awarded the Daniel Blau’s 5 under 30, First Prize at Juvenarte and the Jansons Scholarship amongst others.