David Molander will show works from his series High Rise and relate them to a new body of work developed in Oslo. High Rise consists of three large-scale photographs and a video deriving from Molander’s stay in New York in 2011 and 2012. During this period he meticulously documented the city with his camera, recording a metropolis that never sleeps and in which time has become almost immeasurable. By using the technique of montage, Molander has concentrated multiple photographic moments on a singular picture plane so that each work becomes a time capsule for a specific part of the city. Photographed at night and working with a saturated colour palette, Molander’s works are reminiscent of the dark, film-noir style comic set in American metropolises. He thereby transports the viewer into a hyper-reality in which it is possible to examine every detail and peculiarity of a city we cannot stop being fascinated with.
David Molander gave a presentation of his work at Fotogalleriet on Tuesday, 14 May
David Molander (born 1983 in Stockholm) graduated with an MFA from the School of Photography, University of Gothenburg in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions took place at Kulturhuset, Stockholm (2010), The Museum of Architecture and Design, Stockholm (2010) and Gallery Monitor, Gothenburg (2010). Recent participations in group exhibitions include Panorama Norden: Cityscapes and relations in-between, CFF Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm (2013), One And Many, Location One, New York (2012) and New Nordic Photography 2011, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg (2011). His work is represented in the travelling exhibition Regeneration – Tomorrows Photographers Today at institutions including Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival, Beijing, Preus Museum, Horten, Aperture Foundation New York, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles and Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne between 2010 and 2015.
The exhibition takes place in relation to Molander’s Focus A-i-R residency in Oslo, a collaboration between Forbundet Frie Fotografer, CFF – Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki and Fotogalleriet.
The residency allows artists from Finland, Sweden and Norway to live and work in one of their fellow Nordic countries for a period of two months.