Introduction

Egil Paulsen is an artist based in Oslo, Norway. He works with installation, computer art and video. He has a Bachelor degree from Bergen National Academy of the Arts where he was enrolled under Department of Fine Art. As a graduated Bachelor in computer science with a genuine interest in the subjects HCI and Accessibility, Egil has been involved in teaching, consulting and worked as an experience designer in many projects. Egil also works as a freelancer within video, illustration and system development.

Solar Kinetic Sculptures

Nature gives way to speciation depending on the building blocks it can offer. Only by the decades, enormous amounts of plastic, silicon and metals has been dug up, refined, and put into circulation. It has been said that we are the genitals of our technology. We exist only to improve next years model. How can we recognize this quiet neighbour?

Art installation: Solar cells, dc motors, melted plastic, infrared heating lamps, mdf boards, metal table.

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Ultrasonic Vision

Ultrasonic Vision is a pair of goggles that allow users to navigate through space with the help of sonar technology. By replacing vision with tactile feedback, I investigate how perception of space can be felt rather than beheld.

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Wi-Fi Shamanism

When I studied computer science, I always liked to imagine visualizing the unperceivable data being tossed and twisted around in series of logic go-merry-rounds. If one could imagine seeing the vast amount of radio, Wi-Fi, radiation, and satellite signals going about in the streets and living rooms as light, we would be embraced in an amazingly bright vibrancy. With this in mind, my intention was to only open up little windows for us to peek in, because the whole would be too much to comprehend.

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Black Milk

Black Milk is a short film based on an idea by Egil Paulsen. The film will be directed by Skjalg Molvær and produced by Daniel Henriksbø and Solveig Arnesen. The film is about the "hunger" for the experience of meaning in an otherwise seemingly meaningless environment. Set in a world, stripped to the essentials, the protagonist sets out on a strenuous journey, from a bright empty world and into the darkness, in search of the meaning of it all.

The film was based on an idea which I had developed trough a short script and a series of paintings of surreal laden landscapes and nightmarish scenarios. I continued developing the story together with the director as well as expanding the visual concepts in order to turn it into a motion picture. From there I worked as production designer and dealt with art direction for SFX, VFX, character and set design.

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Easel Business Cards

Business card that can transform into an easel. "More that meets the eye" is a saying these days are referring to the newly produced Transformers-movies.

I launched this web store where you can design and buy your own. If you are a visual artist you could also consider this card. Get them at easelbusinesscards.com.

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About

Egil Paulsen works with installation, computer art and video. He has a Bachelor degree from Bergen National Academy of the Arts where he was enrolled under Department of Fine Art.

As a graduated Bachelor in computer science with a genuine interest in the subjects HCI and Accessibility, Egil has been involved in teaching, consulting and worked as an experience designer in many projects. Egil also works as a freelancer within visualization, illustration and system development.

  • Solo shows
    • Ultrasonic Vision - Gallery Fisk, Bergen, 2013
    • Prepared Forest - Gallery TRE, Bergen, 2013
    • Streaming Canvas - Gallery 1280x650, www, 2013
    • Prepared Forest - C55, 2012
    • Black Milk production- and concept art - Kokopelli, Haugesund, 2012
  • Group shows
    • Becoming Another: The Power of Masks - Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2015 - 2016
    • Juniutstillingen - Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2015
    • Piksel Art Festival - Bergen Kjøtt + Lydgalleriet, Bergen, 2014
    • High-Touch - Contemporary Art Center Sokol, Moscow, 2014
    • Map of Indifference - Gallery apARTe, Iasi, 2014
    • Sectioning Experience - Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, 2014
    • Breaking the Silence - Gallery Totaldobze, Riga, 2013
    • Born of Emptiness - Krasnodar Center for Contemporary Art, Krasnodar, 2013
    • MateREALIZE - Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2013
    • Streaming Canvas - "Bring Your Own Beamer", Gallery Knipsu, Bergen, 2012
    • Transcript - Bergen/Stuttgart art exchange, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, 2012
    • Crisis, What Crisis? - European Exchange Academy, Beelitz-Heilstätten, 2012
    • By:Larm Oslo - Meta Monks, Nisjelandet, Oslo, 2009
    • Gallery 115- Art:PartTwo, Bucharest, 2007
    • JM Network - Project Canvas, Hong Kong, 2007
  • Performance
    • Circle Painting II - Glass Pavilion, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, 2012
    • Circle Painting - Gallery Fisk, Bergen, 2012
    • Ink Slide - Bergen Academy of Art and Design, 2011
    • The Censored Man - Bergen 2006
  • Teaching
    • Accessibility in IT - Oslo University College 2010
    • Guesting lectures - Oslo University College 2009-2011
    • Digital Painting courses - Einar Granum School of Arts 2009-2011
  • Voluntary Chores
    • Leader at Gallery Fisk 2011-2013
    • Board member at 'Cooperation with Working life' - Bergen Academy of Art and Design 2012-2014
    • Student representative in the main board at Bergen Academy of Art and Design 2012-2013
    • Student council leader at Bergen Academy of Art and Design 2012-2013
    • Student council leader at Einar Granum School of Arts 2009-2010
  • Education
    • Bergen Academy of Art and Design - Dept. Fine Arts, 2011-2014
    • European Exchange Academy - Germany 2012
    • Einar Granum School of Arts - Painting, 2009-2010
    • Oslo University College - Computer Science, 2006-2009
    • Falkenberg School of Arts - 2006-2007
  • Book appearances:
    • BA Finals Catalogue - Sectioning Experience
    • Wiley Publishing - Visual Marketing (99 proven ways for small businesses..)
    • Gothic Art Now - Ilex Press
    • Ballistic Publishing - Exotique vol.1
    • Ballistic Publishing - Expose v
    • Ballistic Publishing - Expose iv
    • Ballistic Publishing - Expose iii (awarded for Excellence)
    • Ballistic Publishing - Expose ii
    • 3D-Total - Digital Art Masters vol.1
  • Magazines
    • Zoo Publishing - 2Dartist
    • Hyperion - Pegasus
    • Future Art Magazine
    • Imagonem
    • Area Zinc - Fiction issue