An artist living in the south of the north
Espen Tversland lives and works in Brønnøysund. Tversland was born in Kristiansand 1970, during his childhood his familily lived also lived in Bergen, Bua (Sweden) and finally Narvik in the north, after his fathers death at the Aleksander Kielland oil platform in 1980. Tversland graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts 1998-2002. Tversland has participated and won jury prizes at three different regional exhibitions. He made his debut at the Autumn Exhibition in 2003, and this year is one of the artists selected to participate in the Atomic Exhibition of Northern Norway. In recent years, Tversland's video works have been shown around the world at various film, art and technology festivals; including "Punto y Raya"'s world tour with selected video works in 2018, Besides the screens in Brazil in 2019 and Noosphere arts Rooftop series We are nature in New York in 2021. The idea of the North is a important inspiration for his recent works. During his several art residences and expeditions on Svalbard, (Imagainations of the north, Polart and the Arctic Circle Expedition), the North have shown that the reality in the North is thinner than anywhere else.
He is motivated by science, spiritual experiences, emotions, phenomena, and materials that he collects and processes. He asks big and small questions based on human intervention in nature, with a focus on the northen regions.
Member at NBK, NNBK, Norske- Grafikere, BONO
Espen Tversland (b. 1970) is a video artist and animator who lives and works in Brønnøysund, Norway. Tversland graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts in 2002, where he studied 3D animation and video art under Kjell Bjørgeengen and Dagmar Demming. In recent years, Tversland's video works have been shown at film, art, and technology festivals around the world, including "Punto y Raya" and the Noosphere arts Rooftop series.
The idea of the North is a major inspiration for Tversland's work, and he has participated in several art residencies and expeditions on Svalbard, where he has explored the unique and fragile environment of the Arctic. Tversland's experiences in the North have led him to the belief that "the reality in the North is thinner than anywhere else," and this concept informs much of his art.
In his work, Tversland is motivated by scientific knowledge, spiritual experiences, emotions, phenomena, and materials that he collects and processes. He uses AI tools to help him explore big and small questions about human intervention in nature, with a focus on the northern regions. Tversland's art often addresses issues related to climate change and the impact of human activity on the natural world.
Tversland has participated in and won jury prizes at several regional exhibitions, and he made his debut at the Autumn Exhibition in 2003. He is one of the artists selected to participate in the Atomic Exhibition of Northern Norway this year. His work is a powerful reminder of the beauty and fragility of the natural world, and the need for us to protect it.