SARA SKORGEN TIEGEN
My work is my aquifer of ideas and observations of the world as I experience and learn from it. It is where my psychological truth takes physical form and manifests.
I have always been attracted to the fact that human beings are a part of nature, and I find myself making all my work in or from the name of nature. How nature works and constantly evolves excites me. To study images or patterns in nature and draw them small and concentrated gives me time to meditate on how forms and nature coexist. I am attracted to the things we cannot see, like micro/macro-cosmos and human emotions. I never see my work as final or finished; by re-using and re-editing images as installations, collage or as books, I am presenting my work as a process itself.
Sara Skorgan Teigen (Oslo, Norway) studied photography at the Fatamorgana The Danish School of Art (Copenhagen, Denmark) and the International Center of Photography, where she received the Director’s Fellowship in 2012. Skorgan Teigen has exhibited internationally at galleries in Norway, Italy, Sweden, France, and Denmark, and in NYC at the International Center of Photography, amongst others. Selected publications include Objektiv and Politiken (Norway), and the online versions of The Daily Beast, Newsweek, and Le Journal de la Photographie.