Monograph of the Norwegian artist Knut Odden. Titles are set in Warbler Display, body copy in the Text styles. Footnotes and other informational text are set in Work Sans. Published by Grieg Wyller:
The book is based on material sculptor Knut Odden (b. 1951) left behind when he passed away in 2019. It consists of both new documentation of Odden’s sculptures taken by photographer Istvan Virag, and of archive material, in the form of his own photographs, sketches, notes, exhibition texts, project descriptions and collected newspaper clippings. In this way, the book can be seen as a catalog of an artistic estate and further as an approach to the question of what happens to art when the artist dies.
Knut Odden was trained as a ceramicist at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry, and then a sculptor under Per Palle Storm at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts. He lived and worked for most parts of his life in Telemark, first in Sauherad, then at Notodden. Ever since he left the academy in 1981, he mostly worked in an abstracted idiom. Craftsmanship and materiality were central to his work, and especially in the 90s and 00s he turned several large sculptures into decorations, including Sessvollmoen military camp, Statens Hus in Moss, Korsvoll school and the Niels Henrik Abel monument in Gjerstad.