Kay Arne Kirkebø: Isometric Cityscapes

Assembling Cube 2 110x75 cm 2015

megacity 1. tusj på papir. 82x60 cm

megacity 2. tusj på papir. 82x60 cm

New Isometric City 110x75cm ink on paper 2015

Total Monument ink on paper 65x50 cm 2016

Kirkebø works with drawings, video and book and they are all connected through the act of drawing. In his larger cityscapes there is no real plan beforehand on how it will turn out, the process is open. Instead there is an investigation into the potential of the drawn lines, the shapes they create. Through this process architectural structures and pathways arise, creating  labyrinth-like cityscapes where everything in interconnected. Repetition and slowness are common themes for both for the work process and the tone of the works.

Walkthrough 30

Walkthrough 61

Walkthrough 76

About Line Rhythm
In the works Line Rhythm, the focus is on the drawn line. Here he has taken lines and formations thathas been found in architecture, both in the city space and interior, and explored their potential for mobility through animation. By introducing systems and rules that determine how the line should move, Kirkebø create a framework  within which he must work. This means that he do not wholly control the work, it gives space for the unpredictable. The rules, for example, determine the direction in which lines may move, at what speed, and what happens when two lines encounter each other.  There is no preset, defined action. The stream of action arises through an intuitive process, where each drawn frame potentially can steer the film in a new direction. He scrutinize the lines in search of new formations that may be explored and set in motion in the borderland between the flat and spatial.  

View videos at these Line Rhythm links:

Line Rhythm (excerpt) 2014

Kay Arne Kirkebø is a Norwgian artist based in the city of Bergen. He graduated in 2014 with a MA in fine-arts from The Academy of Art and Design in Bergen. He has since exhibited on numerous occasions both nationally and internationally. He was also one of the ten winners of the FID-PRIZE 2016.