Photographer & Artist
Observing and interpreting familiar landscapes, whether natural or cultural, is a recurring motif in photographer and artist Espen Tollefsen’s photos and projects. His desire to challenge the cycloptic one-point perspective of the camera—a perspective he describes as at odds with how our two eyes actually perceive our surroundings—motivates his work on photographic collages. These collages seek to question how we see a familiar landscape: what we see and what we perceive are two different things.
Epsen has contributed to a number of private and public decoration projects, in which his collages become part of an architectural context and expand the various rooms they are displayed in, in different ways.
He splits his time between Oslo and the island of Andøya in the High North. In Oslo, Espen is affiliated with the Lavetthuset studio collective at Hovedøya. In Andøya, he is part of the artist-run gallery and studio Atelier Nøss.