The gallery's 4th exhibition with works by Norwegian artist Tom Sandberg (1953 - 2014). Sandberg worked closely with the gallery since his first solo exhibition in 2002 until his passing in 2014. The current exhibition is made in collaboration with the Tom Sandberg Foundation and shows a selection of handmade baryta prints by Tom Sandberg.
Tom Sandberg is known for his seductive and tactile black & white photographs. The characteristic works in rich grey tones have since the 1970s been the Norwegian artist's undoubted signature. Sandberg was a photographer and a human being in constant motion, drawn by the magic of the moment and always hunting for his next motif.
The counterpoints in Sandberg's recurring subjects range widely. In this exhibition, Sandberg's oeuvre is presented through a thematic selection of 3 image categories: clouds, smoke and shadows. The seemingly divergent subject matter share a state of being in transit. Together they form an associative narrative - a translucence that travels through meteorological and urban scenes.
The presented works originate from Sandberg's collection of photographic baryta prints created in his personal darkroom at his house at Ekely, Oslo. In Sandberg's classical in-depth process in the darkroom, he projected light by means of an enlarger through the carefully selected film negative onto the photographic paper. During exposure, the artist meticulously calibrated the amount of light and time projected onto the image.