Confabulations by Torbjørn Rødland

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Hardback, 112 pages
Publisher: MACK (June 2016)
ISBN: 9781910164631
Language: English 
Selected by Tank

The Norwegian photographer Torbjørn Rødland’s latest book, Confabulations, presents a series of brown-toned and nostalgic fabrications, imagined childhood memories that are both beautiful and bizarre: a toothed cinnamon roll; a swelling pregnancy bump cradling a Stanley knife; a golden leaf lying on a tartan picnic blanket. Rødland made his name with naturalist portraits of beautiful strawberry blondes, but it is the perversity of these beguiling new compositions – skin pulled slowly from a nipple or shrivelled frankfurters wrapped around an arm – that enchants.

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Tank _summer 16_books _99Climber Looking Down, 2009

Tank _summer 16_books _100Left, Stockings, Jeans and Carpeted Stairs, 2013. Right, White Teen, 2005

Tank _summer 16_books _101The Ninth Month, 2015

Tank _summer 16_books _102Peel no.4, 2014-2016

Tank _summer 16_books _103Left, Laurel Canyon, 2013. Right, Cinnamon Roll, 2015. All works are by Torbjørn Rødland and courtesy MACK. Photographs © Torbjørn Rødland