Metabolism – Artificial turf

A choice of 69 truck scans – x-ray images of trucks and their cargo made throughout 2011 by the customs office at the Norwegian-Swedish border at Svinesund, the central access point into Norway by land. The scanner, which is a massively enlarged version of those used for airport security checks, is the first of its kind in Europe. Occasionally, one of the images produced in Svinesund is printed by the national newspapers to accompany a spectacular incidence of border violation – smuggled alcohol, cigarettes‚ illegal substances, even human trafficking. In such cases, the truck and its cargo are seized while the image is allowed to travel. Normally though, it is the image that becomes arrested – retained in the ever-growing data base of the customs office – while the truck is permitted to drive on to its destination. But whilst the latter images have been deemed forensically inconspicuous, they nevertheless have the potential to uncover something hidden.

In keeping with the medical tradition of x-ray imaging as a diagnostic tool, the truck-scans, when viewed in larger numbers, approximate a composite image of Norway’s metabolism – the organism’s intake, transportation, and transformation of matter destined to build up and maintain the country’s substance.

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FineArt print / Giclée on Hahnemühle PhotoRag 308 to ensure longevity and colour accuracy | 2012
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I’m Tammo Rist, an artist whose journey has taken me from the bustling streets of Berlin to the serene landscapes of Oslo. Born in Germany, I found my artistic calling early on, and after completing my education at Universität der Künste Berlin and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, I set my sights on Norway’s capital.

Since 2006, Oslo has been my home, and it’s here that I’ve immersed myself in it’s vibrant art scene, leaving my mark through a diverse range of mediums and techniques. While my roots lie in traditional forms of expression, my practice has evolved over the years to encompass digital media, photography, graphics, light objects, painting, and performance. This diversity reflects my insatiable curiosity and my desire to constantly challenge artistic norms.

At the core of my work is a fascination with deconstructing the image, blurring the lines between different artistic categories to create pieces that defy easy classification. My creations are deeply personal, drawing inspiration from my own experiences and surroundings. Each piece tells a story, capturing moments in time and space that have left a lasting impression on my psyche.

My artistic process is guided by intuition rather than rigid rules or structures. I embrace spontaneity, allowing the eye and the moment to dictate the direction of my work. As a result, many of my pieces arise organically, infused with a sense of raw authenticity that defies perfection.

Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in numerous national and international exhibitions and projects, garnering acclaim for my innovative approach and thought-provoking concepts. My work challenges viewers to see the world through a different lens, inviting them to explore the complexities of the human experience in all its beauty and imperfection. Join me on this journey of exploration and discovery as we navigate the boundless possibilities of art together.