Sunday, September 7, 2014

Corpse Hand Paintings by Morten Viskum

 The contemporary artist Morten Viskum was made internationally known in 1995, when he conducted his “Rat / olive project.” In the course of two days, he replaced the content of 20 olive jars with newborn rats across 20 grocery stores in the five largest cities in Norway. Since then, he has been regarded as one of the most controversial contemporary artists in Norway.

With his controversial works entitled “The hand that never stopped painting”,  Viskum created newspaper headlines when he used a truncated hand from a corpse as a paint brush. This, he says, is his sixth hand.The mediums and subject matter vary from hand to hand. Viskum works with installations, performance, photography and painting, and has been represented at various exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Visit his website HERE

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