Introduction

Torbjørn Rødland’s photographic work is informed by the American “Pictures Generation” that included Sherrie Levine, Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince. This generation had great artistic success with conceptual and staged or appropriated photography in the 1980s. Building on the criticality and deep self-awareness of postmodern appropriation, Rødland’s images have since the mid-90s quietly reintroduced lyricism, psychology, eroticism and spirituality.