Espen Dietrichson (1976) lives and works in Oslo, where he attended the National Academy of Fine Arts. His practice spans photo collages, sculpture, drawing, installation. The source material for his work refers to urban landscapes, architecture and geometry.
For his first solo exhibition in Denmark Dietrichson presents a number of large photo collage silkscreens, ink washes and sculptures. The large photo collages are elaborate variations from Porto, Lyon, San Francisco and Los Angeles although these cities are barely recognisable in the single work. Composed from his own photographs each collage comprises between 40 to 50 images. His most recent series of sculpture-objects are geometrical compositions finely crafted in walnut. Both the silkscreens and the sculptural-objects are thematic variations and fitting to what the artist calls “a captured moment of abstract energy”.
Espen Dietrichson is represented in numerous private and public collections including; Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Statoils Kunstsamling, Jyvaskyla Kunstmuseum. Recently he has created several significant public commissions including; 2013-2015: Nye Våler Kirke - Norway, which won the Norwegian Archtecture Prize 2015.