Have you met…Kjell Varvin?


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An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Kjell Varvin.

Kjell Varvin  was born in1939 in Baerum, near Oslo, Norway.


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“When a new experiment is started

a whole world of possibilities lies ahead. You know that by initiating it, the variations will multiply rapidly. Insignificant pieces of wood, plywood, iron rods and glass are collected and put together, mostly without knowing what will be the result. Single objects find a way to coexist in a kind of vulnerable harmony. Their instability is an expression of the general, fragile, temporary presence. The installations sometimes collapse before they can be documented with the digital camera.
I like to build and rebuild; to form structures and let them develop freely, see them succumb spontaneously and then re-emerge as totally different systems.
I am not trying to postpone the inevitable or prolong any illusion of stability. The result of my work should be understood as proposals, not final statements.” KV

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STUDIES 1958-65:
Arts- and Crafts School, Oslo
École Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Bellas Artes, Sevilla and O’Porto
Artes y Oficios, Barcelona


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Other material relating to Kjell Varvin.

Artist Blog: installart.blogspot.ca

Artist Blog #2: install-art.blogspot.ca  (#2.)

Artist Blog: ignit.blogspot.ca

Anti-Utopias: A Conversation With Kjell Varvin.

CV-Varvin: Kjell Varvin.

If you liked this introduction please check out the Previous and Next.

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