Rune Guneriussen, born 1977, in Norway. Education from Surrey Institute of Art & Design in England. Live and work in eastern Norway. Is an artist working in the transition between installation and photography. As a conceptual artist he works site specific primarily in nature, but also with more manmade structures. The isolation of objects are turned in to installations, most of these are not seen by audience, but only photographed.
american sculptor thomas doyle is noted for his ability to craft microcosmic idyllic scenes and isolated spaces having been overturned by catastrophe. the artist believes by completing his sculptures at a scale of 1:87 or 1:43, the destruction portrayed within the confine of a bell-jar evokes feelings of omnipotence in the viewer, as if they are recalling an event of the not so distant past. the experiences rendered in each piece are those of transformation in the lives of the depicted figures— the gallery goer may observe a dream-like moment, sealed away from their personal environment while still remaining entirely accessible through a slightly distorted, yet clear, encasement.
’my work mines the debris of memory through the creation of intricate worlds sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller. often sealed under glass, the works depict the remnants of things past—whether major, transformational experiences, or the quieter moments that resonate loudly throughout a life. in much the way the mind recalls events through the fog of time, the works distort reality through a warped and dreamlike lens.’ -thomas doyle
thomas doyle’s work is on show as part of the exhibition ‘american dreamers: reality and imagination in contemporary american art’ at centro di cultura contemporanea strozzina at the palazzo strozzi, in florence, italy from march 9th to july 15th, 2012.