Erika Anfinsen

By skilfully exploring the possibility of reforming familiar objects into the new and unfamiliar, Erika Anfinsen uses stone to create playful and energetic silhouettes. Using minimalistic designs, Erika introduces a remarkable lightness to her carvings. In pieces such as her sofa and pillows, the stone appears to be soft and textured, giving the impression of delicate pieces of furniture. Here, the perfectly finished surfaces capture the folds and creases that would be found within the fabric; indentations perhaps left from the last sitter. She masters the stone, creating works that can be relished, used and enjoyed rather than just viewed. By effectively capturing the beauty of the everyday, Erika creates pieces that reimagine any space by bringing the inside outside. 

Erika was born in Germany but now resides in Bergen, where she has a studio as well as one in Pietrasanta, Italy. In her studio in Bergen Erika prefers to work in steel and in Italy she works in marble. She has been sculpting marble for 11 years and has had numerous exhibitions at home and internationally, with several upcoming exhibitions this year in Norway and Pietrasanta. She has also made major artistic contributions to public spaces including those in Germany, Italy, Austria and Norway.

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