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12 drawings on graph paper 2011

Material/method: Pencil on graph paper.
Size: A5
Year: 2009

2A0

2A0, systematic points
and
2A0, arbitrary points

Pen: (Sakura) Pigma Micron 01, Archival ink, Colour: Rose
Papersize: 2A0 (1189×1682 mm)
Year: 2013

Photo: Ronny Danielsen

Produced with support from Lorck Schive

30 x A4, 2009

Material/method: 30 pencil drawings on paper. Beginning with 15cm diameter circles I draw in rounds with angles inwards in the circle. The angles split and double in number every third round. Beginning with 5cm diameter circles I draw with the same system, but outwards from the circle. I stop when I am no longer able to split and double the angles without the lines clashing.
Size: A4
Year: 2008-2009

37.5 hour week, 2005

Material/method: I have made a spinning top out of aluminium. An HB pencil is fixed to it and draws when the spinning top is set in motion. At the point where one movement ends the next one begins. Each of these 5 drawings are made in 7.5 hours, together they make up a 37.5 hour week, without lunch.
Size: 113 × 127 cm
Year: 2005

4 x 2A0, 2009

Material/method: 4 pencil drawings on paper. Starting on the papers bottom edge, I draw lines with angles. The angles split and double in number every third line. When I am no longer able to split the angles I reverse the system with an equal number of lines.
Size: 2A0 (1189 × 1682 mm)
Year: 2008-2009

4A0, 2009

Material/method: Pencil drawing on paper.
Starting on the papers bottom edge, I draw lines with angles.
The angles split and double every third line. The distance between the vertical lines are the same the whole way.
Size: A40 (1682 × 2378 mm)
Year: 2009

7 x A2, 2009

Material/method: 7 pencil drawings on paper. Starting on the papers bottom edge, I draw lines with angles.
The angles split and double in number every third line. I stop when I am no longer able to split the angles without the lines going into each other.
Size: A2 (420 × 59,4mm)
Year: 2008-2009

7 x graph paper with coloured pencil, 2009

Material/method: Coloured pencil on graph paper
Size: A5
Year: 2009

A blind thousand, 2001

Material/method: Pencil and oil stamp on canvas. I have stamped the numbers from 1 to 1000 blindly with an outlining machine. Each number is marked with a black stamp mark. Afterwards, I have ordered them chronologically with a pencil.
Size: 160 × 180 cm
Year: 2001

A continuous line, 2005

Material/method: Pencil on paper. A continuous line which begins and ends down on the left on the paper.
Size: 160 × 180 cm (including frame)
Year: 2005

A2 (Red)

Material/method: One hundred arbitrary points per cm2
Pen: (Sakura) Pigma Micron 05, Archival ink, colour: Red
Paper : A2 graph paper (mm)

Papersize: A2 (594 × 420 mm)
Year: 2013

Photo: Ronny Danielsen

Produced with support from Lorck Schive

Biro drawings

Material: Bic biro pen on paper

Blue Bic book, 2006

Material/method: Blue book filled with blue doodles. Blue Bic biro on paper.
Size: 11 × 15 cm
Year: 8th June – 27th August 2006

Diverse drawing

Here is a selection of pencil drawings in small format.

Drawings on cardboard

Material/method: Drawing on cardboard from sketchpads and notebooks
Size: A6 – A4
Year: 2010-

Folded book with Yngvild Færøy, 2006

Material/method: Pencil on paper. Concertina book. The pencil lines range from page to page. Every other page is drawn by Yngvild Færøy and Tina Jonsbu.
Size: 15.5 × 19 cm
Year: 2006

Formations, 2008

Material/method: Pencil on paper. The drawings begin closely to mathematical methods, where a systematic parting or splitting of angles from pentagons and hexagons generates forms and contours. The distance between the lines, length and angles, together with the splitting all forms part of what determines the end result. I finish the drawing when I am no longer able to draw more lines without them clashing
Size: A4
Year: 2008

Formations, introvert, 2008

Material/method: Pencil on paper. Beginning with 15 cm diameter circles I draw rounds with angles that turn inwards in the circle. The angles split and double in number every third round. I stop when I am no longer able to split the angles without the lines clashing. In this series I have deliberately created asymmetry in round one, so that the generated forms have a rougher expression compared to the earlier series
Size: A4
Year: 2008

Graph block, 2004

Material/method: Every sheet in a graph paper block is torn out and hung on the wall in chronological order. The intersections are circled with pencil. The block has many printing errors and is short of lines on many of the sheets
Size: A5 graph block
Year: 2004

Graph paper (mm)

Material/Method: Indian ink on graph paper. One marker point in each mm2. The sheets have different sizes, colors and lines.
The order of assembly is rising, chronologically by the Indian ink color number.

Pen: Faber-castell PITT artist pen B, Indian ink – waterproof – maximum light-fastness

Size: A4-A2
Year: 2009 –

Produced with support from Lorck Schive

Graph paper book

Material/method: Graph paper book where I circle the intersecting lines with pencil.
Size: A5
Year: 1999-

Graph paper collection

Material/method: Graph paper with a maximum A3 format. From 23.09.13 I have ca. 560 and all are different – size, format, holes, colour, square size and printing errors are all variants. I circle in the lines intersections with a pencil. The drawings have previously been presented on a wall, but are now archived in specially made portfolios with plastic pockets for A3, A4 and A5.
Year: Began 1998

Graph paper doodles, 2004-06

Material/method: Pencil on graph paper.
Symmetry around the midpoint. Series of 8 drawings.
Size: 33.5 × 21 cm
Year: 2004- 2006

Index card

Material/method: Squared system made up by points which I draw pencil lines between. The points are set up by eye using pen and ink. There are many variations. I play with the number of points, distances, size and shape but always with a rectangular outline. It is exciting when an error occurs in the system.
They are drawn on new and used index cards and are presented in an index card holder.
Size: Card: 12/13.5 × 20 cm. Holder: 14 × 23 × 22 (Hxwxl)
Year: Began 2001

Large formation drawing, 2008

Material/method: Pencil on paper. Beginning in hexagons, I draw rounds with angles. These double in number every fifth round. I stop when I am no longer able to double the angles without the lines clashing
Size: 152 × 380 cm
Year: 2008

No title (37,5 h)

Material/methode: Blindly drawn points.
Each sheet is drawn on for an hour,
the last half an hour. Altogether 37, 5 hours.

Pen: Refillmarker 3,5 mm, acrylic paint 100 % cyan
Paper: A2 (420×594 mm), 3 & 30 mm2

Size: 38 pcs á 67,5 × 51 cm
Year: 2013

Photo: Ronny Danielsen

Produced with support from Lorck Schive

No title (Rose)

Sheet 1 – The number of points is equal to the number mm2. The points are blindly drawn.
Sheet 2 – Check sheet. One cross for hundred points on sheet 1

Pen: (Sakura) Pigma Micron 01, Archival ink, Colour: Rose
Paper: A4 millimeterpapir

Size: 2 x A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Year: 2013

Produced with support from Lorck Schive

Numbered graph paper

Material/method: Pencil on graph paper. The squares on both sides of the paper are numbered

One hundred turns, 2002-03

Material/method: I made a spinning top with a pencil attached to it, which drew when the spinning top was in motion. I´ve spun it one hundred times. Where one turn ends the next one begins, so it becomes a continuous line.
The drawings are part of a series on different types of paper, but all are the same size.
Size: 76 × 66 cm
Year: 2003

Point drawings

Material/method: I place 50 × 50 points on the paper with pen and ink. Inside this frame I build up different geometric forms.
An ongoing project. I have 401 now. The drawings can be presented on a wall, but also in an index card holder where they can be kept without having to be exhibited.
Size: Paper: 10.5 × 15 cm, holder: 13 × 17 × 41 (hxwxl)
Year: Began 2001

Portfolio with time drawings, 2002

Material/method: Portfolio with 20 drawings. I have blindly drawn doodles in pencil. Then the intersections are marked with a red stamp. Firstly, the doodles were drawn for 5 seconds, then for 10 seconds and after that for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 seconds. Then 1minute, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15 20, 25 and 30 minutes.
Size: 25 × 26 cm
Year: 2002

Raw umber, 2014

A2 (Raw umber) – vertical

A2 (raw umber) – horizontal

Material/method:
An attempt to fill each mm2 by one markers point
Line by line from the top edge to the bottom edge, and from left to right. When the marker is empty, a new marker completes.

Pen: Faber-castell PITT artist pen B, Indian ink – waterproof – maximum light-fastness , Raw umber 180***
Paper: A2 SELECTA millimeterpapir (kalkér)

Size: A2 (594×420 mm), inc. frame 65 × 48 cm
Year: 2014

Photo: Jørn Lang

On view at Kunstnerforbundet 8. may – 1. june 2014

Sun, 2004-06

Material: Pencil on paper
Size: A5
Year: 2004 – 06

Time drawings, 2001

Material/method: Series of 9 drawings. I have blindly drawn doodles in pencil. Then the intersections are marked with a red stamp. Firstly, the doodles were drawn for 5 seconds, then for 10 seconds and after that for 7,5 seconds. Then 30 sec and 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 minutes
Size: 45 × 38 cm incl. frame
Year: 2001

Wall work, 2001

Material/method: I completely filled the free standing wall with light grey, matt filler. Then I placed blue stamps in a squared system over the entire surface. Then I used a pencil and drew horizontal and vertical lines between the stamped points.
Size: 490 × 300 cm
Location: Østfold Kunstnersenter
Year: 2001

Wall work, Oslo City Hall, 2000

Material/method: Pen and ink on wall. I have marked all the holes in the wall with ten rings.
Size: 8 × 15 m
Location: Atelier A, Oslo City Hall
Year: 2000

Water damage collection

Material/method: Pencil on paper. A collection of sheets of paper, book paper and albums which have been water damaged. I draw a pencil contour around the damaged areas. Displayed in a collection box, on a shelf and on the wall.
Year: Began in 2002