Allegory of Painting no. 2
76 x 60 cm / 29 7/8 x 23 5/8 in
© Torbjørn Rødland
Torbjørn Rødland's images are not created—and thus cannot be read—according to a single interpretive framework. They are dependent upon a willingness to wrestle with the diversity of life as a constantly evolving system of physical phenomena, emotional reaction, and cultural exchange. Sex and religion, tenderness and vulgarity, art and pop culture, intuition and intellect: they all commingle in Rødland’s work. Together, they create a world in which photography manages that which art is at its best: a game involving imagination, memory, and association that better captures our time than any other form of documentation.