Jon Benjamin Tallerås and Bjørn Båsen acquired by Stavanger Municipality Art Collection


Four works by Bjørn Båsen and Jon Benjamin Tallerås are acquired by Stavanger Municipality Art Collection.

Bjørn Båsen, Chronicle (Castle) II, 2022
Bjørn Båsen, Chronicle (Mermaid), 2022

The silkscreens are based on previous paintings and printed by the artist himself at Fellesverkstedet in Oslo.

Chronicle (Castle) II was exhibited in Tales We Tell at QB in 2022.

Chronicle (Mermaid) was part of the exhibition Mythos at Nitja in 2022.

Bjørn Båsen (b. 1981, Eggedal, Norway) has a BA from The Arts Institute at Bournemouth and an MA from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Båsen’s works invite the spectator into a whole new world. His skillful perspectives make one feel as though you could take a leap and fall into his illusion of a blissful wonderland. However, in his world of porcelain puzzles, cracks are always present and propped with references to deep and often dark matters. Båsen’s oeuvre is filled with references to mythology, past and present decadence – the fairytales of former glory meet the realism of today.

His work is included in the collection of the Astrup Fearnley Museum, KODE Art Museum, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, the National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, The Grieg Art Collection, Equinor Art Programme, Stavanger Kommune Art Collection, DNB as well as numerous private collections nationally and abroad.

Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Meditations (Reflecting (on) an Altered City), 2018
Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Etyder (Studies) #4, 2012

Meditations (Reflecting (on) an Altered City) was part of the exhibition A Roof of One's Own at QB in 2018.

Etyder (Studies) #4 was exhibited at Lediggang og Omkringsdreven at Kunsthall Oslo in 2012.

Jon Benjamin Tallerås (b. 1984, Oslo) investigates the relationship between the individual and the urban environment. His work questions ownership through exploring different ways of navigating, seeing and exploring the ever-changing landscape of the city. domain. Looking and reading about Tallerås’ artists practice, the word flaneur easily comes to mind.

The romantic way of using nature is the way Tallerås uses the city, challenging rules of where to go and not. In all of his works, Tallerås is performing social readings of the ways of the city - questioning what is private versus what is public domain, and the relations between juridical, social and physical constructions. Tallerås’ interpretations of the changing urban landscape can be applied to many rapidly growing cities in Europe and the world.

Tallerås is acquired by Oslo Municipality Art Collection, Bærum Municipality Art Collection, Stavanger Municipality Art Collection and Arts Council Norway.