Any attempt to decode the images by Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based photographer Torbjørn Rødland throws up new questions for the viewer. His work frequently unites disparate visual worlds in which increasingly mysterious and sometimes disturbing details emerge. At the same time, Rødland’s photographs arrest our gaze and captivate us thanks to their intelligence, peculiar lighting, their sterile modern setting, evoking commercial photography and pop culture, as well as their intuitive, erotic innuendos. It is precisely this mixture that gives them their strength. They reach deep into our psyche, conjuring up fears, urges, fetishes, fantasies, and longings. His images create an utterly unique atmosphere that straddles the familiar and the archetypical.
C/O Berlin presents the artist’s first solo exhibition in Germany. Curated by Ann-Christin Bertrand, Torbjørn Rødland. Back in Touch is a cross-section of his photographic and
filmic works from recent years.