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 beautiful and 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. Yet by choosing marble as her medium, Erika challenges traditional modes of experience. 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, Anfinsen creates delightful 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. She has been sculpting with 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 and Austria.

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