Bjørge Rødfjell works mainly with oil paint and interprets the figurative expression with expressionistic feelings and impressions from the past, present and future. His paintings are often dominated by portraits of people with clear messages in the form of choice of subject, background, words and colours. Through his education, he has acquired solid knowledge of the techniques, materials and methods used in the old classical paintings, and he uses these to a large extent in his own work. He often combines these techniques with modern painting techniques and elements from street art and pop art in his artworks.
Bjørge Rødfjell (b. 1977) is a Norwegian artist with roots from Mo i Rana and Gudbrandsdalen. He has lived for a large part of his life in Akershus, and currently lives in Røyken. Rødfjell works mainly with oil paint, and his figurative expression is characterized by expressionistic feelings and impressions from the past, present and future are central. His artistry also includes drawings, sculptures and installations. He owns and runs Galleri Rødfjell in Nærsnes where he presents his own works, holds weekly painting classes for adults and art classes for children and young people.
During her art education, Rødfjell has acquired solid knowledge of techniques, materials and methods used in old classical paintings. He combines this classical knowledge with modern painting techniques and elements from both Street art and Pop art. Rødfjell is a versatile artist who attaches great importance to the craftsmanship behind the portrait painting.
His artistry is dominated by portraits of people, all of which show a clear message through the choice of subject, background, words and colours. Rødfjell has been inspired by some of the great international cultural icons of our time, and the modern and colorful portraits are truly unique. It's almost like you can hear Prince sing, or feel the vibe of Tupac Shakur from the screen. A new major work from 2020 is a tribute to Ari Behn. The majestic portrait is painted after a unique photograph from Ari's close friend Per Heimly, and is in memory and honor of his life and good nature. The phrase One Love is painted on the picture surface and reminds us that the universal love that drives us forward is also with us in the afterlife; We can't please everyone, but we can all achieve great things.
A punk-like figure with a cock's comb is a recurring motif in the artworks. This is Rødfjell's alter ego, who is called Misfits Inc., and the text element often characterizes the image surface. Misfits Inc, can point to the fact that Rødfjell perceives and observes society from the outside and reproduces this on the canvas. The word can also lead the viewer's thoughts back to a time when street art was associated with vandalism and tagging. Today, however, street art has gained an elevated status as its own art form.
Rødfjell's artwork has made a name for itself both at home and abroad, and his latest exhibitions at Gallery DC-3 in Fornebu in 2018, and the summer exhibition at Gallery POP in Langesund in 2019, both ended with record sales. Rødfjell's art has been purchased by Comfort Hotel Porsgrunn and several Norwegian and foreign private art collectors. Bjørge has done a number of commissions for, among others, the Indian Embassy in Oslo and he painted the portrait of the mayor of Røyken Municipality before the merger with Asker Municipality at the turn of the year 2019-2020.