University College of Southeast-Norway, Campus Porsgrunn

Marie Buskov’s geometrical compositions are intended to promote concentration among healthcare students.


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  • 11 formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • Marie Buskov, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • USN Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, campus Porsgrunn, Photographer: Werner Zellien
  • 11 Formasjoner, Marie Buskov, Photographer: Werner Zellien
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About the project

About the project

The painter and sculptor Marie Buskov has created a series of watercolour collages for the healthcare department at the University College of Southeast-Norway (USN), Campus Porsgrunn.

Titled 11 Formations, the series consists of 11 collages. For each collage, the artist has cut up pieces of watercolour paper covered with single-colour watercolour washes and assembled them into geometrical compositions. All the thematicially uniform collages have been hung on the same wall, so that together they form a harmonious composition. The style of the collages refers to, among other things, the works of Modernist artists and designers, who explored the potential of abstract geometric forms as subject-matter during the 1920s.

The collages have been hung in a communal area in a building that has been converted to simulate a hospital department with both in-patient and out-patient facilities. The facility is designed as a place for students to practise their practical course components.

Buskov was selected to create works for the room where students study, have group sessions, and take breaks from their studies, because her art tends to stimulate concentration and intellectual engagement.

In her art Buskov investigates, among other things, the relationship between the two- and the three-dimensional, as it is expressed in the tension between architecture and sculpture on the one hand and between photography, collage and painting on the other. Buskov’s motifs are abstract, but the illusion of perspective may make the geometric forms seem reminiscent of interiors or architectonic landscapes.

“Although I am not an architect, I would say that an interest in spatial relationships and architecture is fundamental to my artistic practice. My work, both in collage and sculpture, can be compared in many ways with construction. Flat surfaces meet and build a space, as in actual architecture. This means I also think of my collages as sculptures, simply in a different format,” says Buskov in an interview with the art critic Mona Gjessing.

Marie Buskov has previously been commissioned by Public Art Norway to complete an art project for the Norwegian Correctional Service.

Facts

Facts

Address

Kjølnes Ring 56, 3918 Porsgrunn

Artist
Date completed

31.05.2017

Art adviser

Janicke Iversen, KORO

Curator

Joakim Borda-Pedreira, KORO

Host representative

Morten Østby, Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge

Project manager

Christoffer Seiler, Statsbygg

Architect

Hanne Smedal Sørensen, Rambøll

Architect

Rambøll Norge AS

Building owner/developer

Statsbygg

Duration

Permanent

Accessibility

Tilgjengelig for publikum

Program

Art scheme for new government-owned buildings

Kunstverk

Kunstverk

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