Pål Henrik Ekern
Pål Henrik Ekern is a lens based artist currently based in the UK and the themes his work explore issues of male identity, bodily representation and fragmentation. In the body of work Divisions, Ekern explores the creation of a new form of male bodily representation. This is achieved through a series of visibly manipulated portraits, constructed out of numerous macro photographs, resulting in bodies that become a fusion of statuesque presences and grotesque parody. Through the use of collage technique, Ekern focuses on body parts in differing scale and proportions as a metaphor for the very act of looking. This reframes the traditional mode of representation and thereby raises questions about the proximity of the body and acceptable modes of representation.
Lowri Davies Natalie Davies Rachael DelaCourt Sarah Naomi Dunstan Pål Henrik Ekern Irene Fearnside Hywel Harris Karen Harvey Marie Helgesen Philip McAthey Sam Mills-Williams Zara Noble Ossi Piispanen Kevin Ryan Thomas Daniel Smith Laura Wright