hjorth, erik


Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier søn 22.sept 2024, kl 12-17 --

My body of work is composed as personal accounts of hushed landscapes of sculptures, text and sound. The works are primarily created using organic materials. I approach natural materials from a believe that the natural phenomenas we find surrounding us, as a sunrise, will carry the essential stories of what biological life contains. As a pictorial metaphor - Like a primal language.

A large part of my practice is based on interactions with nature as a channel that opens up for a sensibility, that I use as work generating. Other parts of my process are carried by physically work, which I believe an energy transfer from mine to the work is possible through physical presence and interaction. These concepts of coherence between the used materials, nature and interpersonal relations are important to me and can be uncovered throughout my artistic practice, as I try to articulate a strong personal take on natural materials found mainly in Northern Scandinavia.
I try to create a place for physical and emotional presence. To find an affective force in the works. An emotional monumentality.

I aim to create atmospheres of unstoppable movement and various mutual relationships – new and lasting, present and forgotten.

Wernersholmvegen 33
5232 paradis

Telefon: +4531676865
E-postadresse: rkhjrth@gmail.com
Web: https://erikhjorth.com/


Erik Hjorth
B. (1995), Denmark.
Lives and work in Bergen, Norway

Solo Exhibitions
2023 Admirer of a fall, Nonneseter Kloster, Bergen, Norway
2023 Blåt lys over Sigerfjord, Sortland, Norway
2019 We passed the horizon, Hornbæk Havn, Denmark
2019 Måneløs, Galleri Fisk, Norway
2019 Akantus fever, Duo Exhibition, Bokboden, Norway
2018 Natrejse, Project space Vera, Denmark

Selected group Exhibitions
2023 Nudge it - Kick it - Prod it - Push it, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2022 Kunstens kilde, Køge Kunstforening, Denmark
2022 MA1 Exhibition, Bergen Kjøtt, Norway
2022 All Shall Perish, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2022 Darkness, Frappant Galerie, Germany
2020 Apnea, Gyldenpris Kunsthall, Norway
2020 Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018 The New Districts, Danish Cultural Center Beijing, China
2018 Bornholm Spring Exhibition, Svanekegården, Bornholm, Denmark
2017 Virtual glance, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway2017 Descending movements, KMD, Bergen, Norway
2017 Degree show, Vera school of Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 Boiler R00m, Project room Vera, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 Summer Exhibition, Vera school of Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

Education / Relevant activities
2024 - 2025 Assistent for Nora Adwan
2021 -2023 Master OF Fine Arts, Bergen Academy of Art and Design
2017 - 2020 Bachelor Of Fine Arts, Bergen Academy of Art and Design
2017 Vera School of Art and Design
2012-2015 Assistent for Henrik Vibskov

2024-2025 Kulturrådet Kunstner Assistentordningen
2023 Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere
2022 Toyota Fonden, Værkproduktion & udstillingsstøtte
2022 Grosserer L.F. Foghts fond, værkproduktion & udstillingsstøtte

2020 - Gyldenpris Kunsthall 1:1 Pt 1 Publication 2019 - AF·ART Magazine

Summer crown to my lover, 2020, Burned Ceramic, Cultivated Barnacles, Dimensions: 18 cm Wide, KMD, Bergen, Norway
Rehearsal for the future, 2022-2023, wood collected around in Bergen, Screws, Nails, Stain, Dimensions: H: 2,5 M x L: 1,8 M, x W: 2,4 M, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
Oasis, 2021, Bleached palm, Bleached butterfly, Bee wax, Transparent wax, Plaster, sand, Dimensions: H: 1,2 M x L: 2,4 M x W: 2 M, Project space vera, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hiking sticks for new adventures, 2024, branches, textiles, Height: 140-160 cm