Gunnar Danbolt / Jorunn Veiteberg

Pål Vigeland

When Metal Becomes Nature


224 pages
31.5 x 23 cm, 260 ills., Hardcover
English / Norwegian

 38,00 incl. VAT

ISBN 978-3-89790-552-8 Category: Tag:


Pål Vigeland has worked as a metal artist for nearly fifty years. Everything he has ever made, from jewellery and plates to public commissions and sculptures, has always been characterised by precision and stringency. This book shows the continuities between Vigeland’s earliest years and the present while also offering many surprises about the changes that have taken place along the way.
The intricate production methods that underlie Pål Vigeland’s latest works in tin are difficult to comprehend when standing in front of the finished pieces. Consequently one major contribution to this book is Guri Dahl’s photographs of the artist at work. Her many close-ups allow us to zoom in on the constructive processes and appreciate how exacting and time-consuming they really are.

Norwegian Crafts visited Pål Vigeland in May 2021:

PÅL VIGELAND (b. 1944 in Oslo, NO) studied at the Werkkunstschule, Schwäbisch Gmünd (DE) and the Art Academy in Bergen (NO). Employee as a designer in a silver-goods factory from 1968 to 1981. Own workshop from 1981 in Bergen, later from 2001 in Oslo. Solo and group exhibitions in Scandinavia and abroad. Commissions from churches and art in public spaces.


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