Norwegian artist Per Kristian Nygård has attempted to merge an organized architectural environment with the organic nature of landscapes through his latest installation titled ‘Not Red But Green’. The installation consisting of green swerving mounds spread throughout the white-walled space of the Oslo’s No Place gallery.
The installation not only explores the relationship between architecture and nature, but also explores the limitations and possibilities of space.
“The work is seemingly meaningless and confusing – as a contrast to the all-encompassing meaningful and personalized we surround ourselves with, for example the programmed urban environment, the functional objects and architecture” explains Per Kristian Nygård.
The valleys and hills of the sculpture were created using wooden framework which was covered with plastic sheets and a thin layer of soil impregnated with grass seed. Over the course of the exhibitions, the seeds sprouted and the landscape was regularly watered. Patches of soil are visible in certain parts while most of it became covered with wispy blades of grass.
The installation aims at “confronting the visitors with their own intuitive and physical response to the experience of entering a space where everything’s wrong but feels right”.
Photography by Jason Olav Benjamin Havneraas