NO(RWEGIAN) SUPERHERO VS ASTRONAUT

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#DT500SUPERSTAR N #DT50015MINOFFAME GIGS A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO MATCHES ACUTE OUR FEBRUARY 2016 VISION FOR DOWNTOWN 500.

 

 

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OLE MARIUS JOERGENSEN

 

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WE FOUND THE TIME TO MEET HIM AT CAFE SARA, JUST AROUND THE CORNER OF OUR CRIB, IN OUR YOUNGSLØKKA NEIGHBORHOOD. WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE PERSONAL REASONING WITH THIS SPACEMAN IN OUR OWN ALIEN LAND.

WE’RE ROLLING DOWN THE STREET OF ALREADY GENTRIFIED TORGGATA, BY ENTRANCING THE  PLACE WE ARE GLADLY GREETING A HUMBLE LOOKING OLE MARIUS JOERGENSEN- THE VISUAL #DT500SUPERHERO OF THE FEBRUARY 2016.

 

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HE IS A CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHER BASED BY THE OSLO SHORES. HE HAS A LIGHT COMBO OF POP ART MANNERS. HE IS A RARE SURVIVOR OF A NEW NORWEGIAN STYLE OF CONTEMPORARY REALISM WITH CONCEPTUAL LOWBROW ELEMENTS. HE SCRUPULOUSLY PLAYS WITH HIS ATTRACTION OF TRADITIONAL NORWEGIAN FOLKTALES AND DIPS IT SKILFULLY IN THE NORDIC SPACE SAGAS. OLE MARIUS IS A NORWEGIAN BEAUTY- NOT THE BEAST.

 

HIS STORIES IS WITTY APPEARING AS AN ASTRONAUT EXPLORING THE NORWEGIAN MOUNTAIN LINES WITH MELANCHOLIC NORTHERN TEMPER.

WATCHING HIS WORK THERE IS DECENTLY MANY QUESTIONS RISING.   LOOKING FOR REASONS WHY NORTHERN TEMPER IS MELANCHOLIC? 

 

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THIS GUY IS PERFORMING A MINT SUPERHERO SERIES, A MOODY COMIC PHOTOSERIE OF “AN INNOMINATE” NORWEGIAN HERO. WATCH OUT!

 

 

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MANY OF OLE MARIUS’ PIQUANT BUT VERY “CLEAR” IMAGES REFLECT THE ACTUAL HARD WORK OF AN ARTIST, NOTION OF DREAMS, HOPES AND FEARS OF NORWEGIAN CREATIVE COUNTRYMEN  WHO IS VISIBLY DYING OUT?

 

TALKING WITH MARIUS, WE NOTICED HIS HEAVY DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE NORWEGIAN FINE ART SCENE WHICH IS APPARENTLY MORE BUSY TO SERVE THE CORRUPTIVE BEAST THAN THE CONVENIENT TRADITION OF MAKING ARTISTRY. THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY HARD TIMES BUT NONE OUGHT TO BE  DESPERATE, EVEN IF THE ONE IS BULKY AND GREEDY, DON’T WE ALL OWN A FREE WILL POWER?

OLE MARIUS HAS HAD SOME FEW EXHIBITIONS AROUND. THE NEXT UP IS HIS SOLO-EXHIBITION AT THE EMMANUEL FREMIN GALLERY, IN EPIC NEW YORK’S CHELSEA DISTRICT, IN FEBRUARY 2016, FOLLOWED BY GALLERY RAMFJORD IN OSLO. AND HE IS CONTINUING…

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A NORWEGIAN SUPERHERO, SAVING THE WORLD? NORWAY? DARE, YES!

HIS BIG DREAM IS TO FLY, REGARDLESS OF THE CONSEQUENCES! ” -SAYS MARIUS

 

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” I LOVED THEIR MEANINGFUL AND ADVENTUROUS LIFE. I WAS TAKEN BY THEIR COLORFUL COSTUMES. MY MOTHER EVEN MADE ME ONE. AS CHILDREN WE ARE DRIVEN TO PURSUE THE UNATTAINABLE, BUT TO NO AVAIL. I REMAINED THE SAME LITTLE BOY CHASING MY DREAM.” -HE ADDS

 

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” MY PROJECT SHOWS THE CHARACTER OF SUPERMAN AS A REAL HUMAN BEING, GOING AFTER THE IMPOSSIBLE MISSION.”

 

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DT 500 MAG: – WHY IS THIS THEME SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?

 

 

OLE MARIUS: – IT IS ALL WHO WANTS UP, WHO WANTS TO BE ON TOP.  IT IS FOR ALL WHO WANT TO BE BEST IN WHAT THEY DO.  IT IS ABOUT MOTIVATION. AND WILLPOWER!

 

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” LIFE CAN BE TOUGH… I AM DOING BOTH ICE BATHING AND YOGA. IT HELPS TO HAVE A HEALTHY BODY AND MIND! “

 

 

DT 500 ZINE: – IS IT AN OLD PROBLEM?

OLE MARIUS: – AFTER I GRADUATED FROM PHOTO SCHOOL BACK IN 2004, I WENT STRAIGHT TO THE FIRST GALLERY I COULD FIND, LAYED MY PORTFOLIO ON THE TABLE…BUT THE GALLERIST JUST RAISED HER EYEBROWS AND SHOVED THE BOOK BACK TOWARDS ME AGAIN. IT WAS A BLANK NO… THAT WOKE ME UP .. – THIS WAS NOT GOING TO BE EASY.

 

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DT 500 ZINE: – WHERE DO YOU GET  INSPIRATION FROM?

 

 

OLE MARIUS: – I AM VERY INSPIRED BY MUSIC AND PAINTING.  THE DIRECTOR DAVID LYNCH. AND THE PAINTER EDWARD HOPPER. AND MOVIES. LIKE BIG COSTUME DRAMAS. I AM  ALWAYS HUNTING THE LIGHT AND THE TONES!

 

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DT 500 ZINE: – YOUR LATEST INSPIRATION?

 

OLE MARIUS: – IM INTO MEDIEVAL ART NOW.  AND A FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER CALLED SASHA GOLDBERGER; YOU CAN TELL IT TAKES AN INSANE AMOUNT OF WORK TO GET THE COSTUMES RIGHT. 

 

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DT 500 ZINE: – WHAT IS YOUR ARTIST STATEMENT?

 

OLE MARIUS: – I AM A STORYTELLER. IN A DARK SETTING. I WORK TO ENHANCE THE UNDERSTANDING OF CREATIVITY. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE STORYTELLER. THAT’S ME!

 

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DT 500 ZINE: – HOW DID YOU DISCOVER THE CREATIVITY?

OLE MARIUS: – IT BEGAN WITH MUSIC. I PLAYED THE PIANO AND THE CHURCH ORGAN. PLUS, I´VE ALWAYS PAINTED. THEN I JUMPED STRAIGHT INTO FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

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DT 500 ZINE: – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE?

OLE MARIUS: –

 

“I WANT TO ENTERTAIN AND CREATE ATTRACTION. I AM DEFINITELY ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO STOP BEING A POUNDER! IF SOMEONE EVER GETS UP TO TRY ONCE, THEN I´VE MADE SOMETHING! “

 

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DT 500 ZINE: -ANY QUOTE TO THINK ABOUT?

 

OLE MARIUS: – EDWARD HOPPER ONCE SAID:

 

“IF YOU COULD SAY IT IN WORDS THERE WOULD BE NO REASON TO PAINT.”

 

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COMING EXHIBITION

 

NORWEGIAN SUPERHERO, NYC, USA

THE  EMMANUEL FREMIN GALLERY 

527 W.27th Street FEB25-APRIL 02.

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NO(RWEGIAN) SUPERHERO CAN BE SEEN ON A TOURING EXHIBITION THROUGHOUT THE USA, CHECK HIS WEBSITE FOR DATES!

 

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 http://www.olemariusphotography.com/ 

#RAPTURE!

 

INTERVIEW BY DOWNTOWN 500 CREW ARTHUR SOPIN N ANDREAS ROD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY OLE MARIUS JOERGENSEN