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A N D I PA C O N T E M P O R A R Y


A N D I PA C O N T E M P O R A R Y

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In 2009, Garlant abandoned the materialism and glamour of the fashion world and returned to his roots in a small Norwegian community, Hartlestrand in the Hardanger fjord. He immersed himself in the landscape, from which he re-emerged an artist with alchemical methods. After his first highly successful solo show in London in 2010, curated by Kay Saatchi, Garlant returned to Norway. There he discovered that archaeologists had retrieved a piece of ancient wood from the ashes of a fire in Bergen, which burnt down an historic building in 1955. It bore the inscription in runic letters “love conquers all; let us yield to love”. This is a citation from the Ecologues by the Latin poet Virgil who died in c. 19 BC, long before the words were inscribed in Norway in 1248. Inspired by the words themselves and their resonance across millennia and across civilizations, Garlant decided to build an installation incorporating this and other runes, the work to be conceived as a gift to the artist’s antecedents, the community and to the Norwegian landscape herself, to be called BERGTATT I HARDANGER / ENTRANCED IN HARDANGER. He chose the place where his much-loved grandfather had dreamed of building a house overlooking the fjord before being forced to abandon work during the German invasion in 1940. Garlant energetically threw himself into the landscape, explored ancient Norse mysticism and called on the energy and expertise of the local people to collaborate in the creation of an installation in the landscape designed to express the universal and hence to travel to distant lands. The project incorporates a new sound work using ancient Norse lyrics, the carpentry of a local expert to create an outdoor gallery using ‘grindverk’, an ancient Norwegian method of building. The powerful works from Garlant’s seminal Midsummer Project have been brought out of the Nordic wilderness and into the gallery for Synthesis.


previous page Ian Garlant at work

Garlant’s elemental work expresses the wilderness and power of the Norwegian landscape, unifying the natural and the artificial, the ancient and the modern. Through the incorporation of runes, symbols inextricably linked to Norse mythology, he urges us to reconsider the wisdom and mystery of ancient civilisations and their relationship to the present. -----------------------------------------right Radiant space, 2011 Foam board, paper, driftwood, sulphur ore, sand, ground mirror glass, gold spray and gold wax Unique, Signed 120 x 120 x 12 cm


above Time Machine, 2011 Iron, stone, bitumen and asphalt on wood Unique, Signed 100 x 100 x 3 cm ----------------------------------------right Rune Wheel Dagaz (Time), 2011 Graphite, sand, sulphur, iron, stone and silver wax on woods Unique, Signed 66 x 48 x 5 cm


left Time Piece, 2011 Stone, bitumen and asphalt on wood Unique, Signed 66 x 48 x 5 cm ----------------------------------------right Time Piece (outside)


right Dirty Words, 2011 Sand, iron ore and mica on boat building foam on wood Unique, Signed 80 x 30 x 8 cm


above and right With This Ring, 2011 Wood, bitumen, asphalt, gravel and stone dust on wood Unique, Signed 70 x 70 x 4 cm


left With This Ring II, 2011 Sand, iron ore, mud and stone on boat building foam wood Unique, Signed 100 x 120 x 10 cm ----------------------------------------next page left Rune Wheel Wunjo (Joy), 2011 Iron, stone, bitumen and asphalt on wood Unique, Signed 75 x 50 x 2 cm ----------------------------------------next page right Rune Wheel Mannan (Power), 2011 Glass and sand on wood Unique, Signed 75 x 50 x 2 cm


above right Evidence, 2011 Iron, stone on foam and wood on board Unique, Signed 120x120x14cm ----------------------------------------left Amor, 2011 (from Omnia Vincit Amor series) Silver paint, wax and asphalt on wood Unique, Signed 100 x 100 x 9 cm


previous page Omnia Vincit Amor, 2011 (series of 3 panels) Silver paint, wax and asphalt on wood Unique, Signed 100 x 100 x 9 cm (each panel) ----------------------------------------right Oscillation, 2011 Sand, iron, stone, dirt and asphalt on board Unique, Signed 110 x 114 x 4cm


above Signs of Life, 2011 Car paint spray, sand, dirt, boat varnish and acrylic on boat building foam, mounted on wood Unique, Signed 100 x 100 x 5cm ------------------------------------------------------right Cedamus Amori (Rune figure), 2011 Dirt sand boat varnish on boat building foam Unique, signed 240 x 80 x 8cm


left Iluvuluvme (Love Stones), 2011 Iron stone sand on boat building foam on wooden board Unique, Signed 240 x 80 x 8cm ----------------------------------------following page Iluvuluvme (Love Stones), 2011 Iron stone sand on boat building foam on wooden board Unique, Signed 240 x 80 x 8cm


previous page Omnia Vincit Amor (Rune Figure), 2011 Dirt sand boat varnish on boat building foam Unique, Signed 240 x 80 x 8cm ---------------------------------------------right Metal Rain, 2011 Graphite silver wax and sand on wood Unique, signed 60 x 40 x 4 cm ---------------------------------------------next page Bergtatt i Hardanger, 2011 (Spellbound in Hardanger, Midsummer Installation) Sand and foam on wood Unique, Signed 200 x 200 x 8 cm (central section)


left Cold Star II, 2011 Sulphur ore, bitumen, asphalt, sand mica and glass on wood Unique, Signed 240 x 80 x 8 cm ----------------------------------------right Moon Dial, 2011 Sand, graphite, silver metallic spray on board Unique, Signed 75 x 75 x 9cm


Ian Garlant Ian Garlant was born in 1962 to an English father and Norwegian mother. He pursued Fashion Design at Kingston University receiving numerous awards including a Royal Society of the Arts bursary. After a period designing for studio 1 in New York, he returned to England to take up a post with Sir Hardy Amies in 1987, in 1999 was invited to Moscow to design costumes for a ballet written especially for the Bolshoi by Alexei Rybnikow as part of their millennium celebrations. In 2006, the artist’s Autumn/Winter collection was awarded a series of shows at the Victoria & Albert Museum in recognition of his unique position in fashion. By 2007, Garlant had returned to painting, creating new work inspired by the landscape of his childhood. He pursued this at his grandfather’s fishing hut on the edge of the Hardanger fjord. He emigrated to Norway in 2009 and prepared his first solo show. Since Autumn 2010 he has been working on the Midsummer Project, a site-specific temporary and highly collaborative installation, which opened in June 2011.


Exhibitions

2011 2011

Midsummer Project, Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway BERGTATT I HARDANGER / ENTRACED IN HARDANGER, Norway

2010

UnEarth, curated by Kay Saatchi and in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, London

2006

Fashion in Motion, Victoria & Albert Museum Garlant’s Autumn/Winter collection was awarded a series of shows in recognition his unique position in Fashion.

2003

Autumn/Winter Couture Collection on show at Royal Academy of Arts, London. The Spring 2004 Autumn/Winter Couture Collection, Shanghai, The People’s Republic of China (the first Couture Collection to be shown in China).

1999

Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, costume design for ballet written by Alexei Rybnikov for their millennium celebrations

Photography by Gunn Benete Stolen


Moon Dial

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£2.500

Rune Wheel Dagaz (Time) .............................

£2.500

Rune Wheel Mannan (Power)

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£2.500

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£2.500

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£2.600

Rune Wheel Wunjo (Joy) Metal Rain

With This Ring I

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£2.750

Time Piece

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£2.750

Dirty Words

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£2.750

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£3.800

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£3.800

With This Ring II .........................................

£4.200

Oscillation

£4.200

Time Machine Signs of Life

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Omnia (from Omnia Vincit Amor series)

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£4.200

Vincit (from Omnia Vincit Amor series)

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£4.200

Amor (from Omnia Vincit Amor series) ............

£4.200

Evidence

£5.500

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Radiant Space

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Iluvuluvme - Love Stones

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£5.800 £9.500

Iluvuluvme - Love in a Mirror

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£9.500

Cedamus Amori (Rune figure)

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£9.500

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£9.500

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£9.500

Omnia Vincit Amor Rune Figure Cold Star II

Bergatt I Hardanger (central wheel) all prices are incl. VAT

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£16.000


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