Illuminating Distant Landscapes, Rune Guneriussen Tells a Story of Nature and Transformation


“A raven wails throughout the lowlands.” All pictures © Rune Guneriussen, shared with permission

Tucked away in forests and alongside shorelines, Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen’s mystical, illuminated installations seem to spontaneously emerge from throughout the panorama. Lamps, blocks, and salvaged wooden comprise an array of elaborate sculptural works that he meticulously arranges amongst timber, alongside bluffs, and within the sand. He’s fascinated by a course of that explores the relationships between objects, location, narrative, and the time that the work is made.

Because the surroundings is more and more altered by the results of the local weather disaster, Guneriussen’s observations have step by step remodeled how he interprets these relationships in his observe. Through the previous 4 years, the artist (beforehand) transitioned from utilizing out of date merchandise to creating all of his sculptures from scratch with primarily reclaimed wooden. He more and more incorporates stark, geometric kinds evocative of high-rise buildings or workplace lighting. In contrast, in “Fiery wingless and into rising regard,” a bunch of luminescent, spirit-like kinds drifts throughout the forest ground as daylight fades.

Whereas nonetheless utilizing lamps, Guneriussen says, “for me, it has been a strategy of growing a surroundings which has advanced with the time we dwell in. Being an artist for 20 years, all the time working in and with nature, it has been a narrative of going from optimism to seeing our nature in a dystopian method… I’ve felt nature change to a level I can’t acknowledge.”

Discover an archive of the artist’s work through the previous 20 years on his web site, and comply with updates on Instagram.


“Salvaged by traces of affection”

“Fiery wingless and into rising regard”

“Comprehensively thorough concern of stupidity”


“A indifferent protector of antigrowth”

“Pursuing elevated development”

“Escalating climacteric enlargement”

“Engineering a gray metropolis” (2019)

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