Rune Guneriussen is the Norwegian artist behind the surrealism art creation of an enchanted forest filled with lamps and books.
He moves elements of domestic life into the outdoors, producing large installations built from books, lamps, and other displaced objects. His works are placed in remote areas of Norway’s forest, and either balance precariously in a selected location or illuminate a particular patch of the surrounding wooded environment.
“It is not as much photography as it is about sculpture and installation,” says Guneriussen “…This process involves the object, story, space and most important the time it is made within. It is an approach to the balance between nature and human culture, and all the sublevels of our own existence.”
As a conceptual artist, he explores a fascinating balance of human culture and nature.
Embedded into dreamlike landscapes, these surreal, humorous photographs of his installations seem almost computer-generated. As an artist, he believes that art itself should be questioning and deceptive as opposed to patronizing and restricting. Guneriussen does not explain the stories he is trying to tell, he just leaves them completely open-ended. The hidden agenda of his art is not to give clarification, but rather “indicate a path to understanding a story.”