Henrik Nordahl


Artist Statement

Henrik Nordahl is a multidisciplinary artist working with abstract sculptures and installations made of materials sourced from the street and hardware stores. His work is a result of a deep research into a material’s behavior and attributes through a process-led experimentation that he considers as a “collaboration”. Driven by a lifelong obsession with collecting objects, his work explores the ‘life’ of the non-human, turning something seemingly prosaic with a distinct backstory into something formally unassuming but implacably charged. He questions whether these materials can bear ‘witness’, and that by collaborating with them they can tell stories of their journey, and our implicit connection to the forms they have taken.

Artist Bio

Henrik Nordahl, b.1992 Oslo, Norway. Graduated from Oslo National Academy of The Arts in 2017 with a BFA in Graphic Design & Illustration. He worked four years as a tram driver and as a graphic designer at Medicineheads Design Studio in Oslo before applying to Parsons School of Design in 2021, where he will graduate in 2023.