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Christian Houge Art

Norwegian, b. 1972


Based in Oslo, Norway, I have been making photographs for over twenty years, and new insights continue to open. By obsessively exploring the relation, and conflict, between Nature and culture, I understand Mans` condition and Mans` ego, consumer society, the last remnants of pure Nature and identity. These are all recurring elements in my work.

I often like to juxtapose the visually aesthetic with an underlying uneasiness. All of this usually emanates a cognitive dissonance in the viewer to invite deeper truths and personal references. This also gives the work a lot of room for interpretation, and this is where the beautiful dialog starts between the work and the viewer, but also amongst the viewers themselves. In my work, I wish to ask new questions to the increasing challenges we face environmentally and see how it all relates.Art is often made to invite us to see ourselves from new angles, understanding our surroundings and each other. I find `humanizing` nature is a good way of conveying my work to invite the audience to see themselves in a bigger picture.

Looking at our actions and place in the environment, which we are so dependent upon, is a recurring theme in my exploration. My work ranges from panoramic analog cameras to state of the art digital cameras to large format for specific projects. All the work is made with pigment on cotton paper producing the best quality.

I have exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in my native country Norway and the US, England, France, and China. `Residence of Impermanence` has been exhibited at five museums and several galleries already (including a big solo show at Fotografiska, Stockholm (2019), and Arles Fotofestival (2019).

Work from `Residence of Impermanence' is currently exhibited at the UCR: California Museum of Photography in Los Angeles with the exhibition `Facing Fire,` Art, Wildfire and The End of Nature in the New West.`

My previous environmental work has been nominated for the Prix Pictet Award on several occasions with my previous series for both Earth, Power and Fire themes. In 2005, my series `Arctic Technology` was shortlisted for the BMW Prize at Paris photo (through Scout Gallery, London). I have sold work from the series `Arctic Technology`at Sothebys` in London as well as Cornette det Syr in Paris.

My other series has been shown in museums, including a symposium at Johnson Museum, N.Y. and been part of travelling exhibitions with WHATCOM (Museum of Washington) with the exhibition `Vanishing Ice`. China tour on environmental issues with Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing 2009. Publications include `Altered Landscape` (Nevada Museum of Art) including purchased work for their collection at Center for Art and Environment.

My extensive research and photographic work on melting glaciers and the consequences of climate change, `Death of a Mountain`, exhibited April-June 2021 at Buer Gallery, Oslo. This series has also been nominated for the Leica Oscar Barnack Award and received the annual arts grant from the Norwegian Government.

(Biography provided by Photographer Christian Houge)
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Artist: Christian Houge
`Skeletal Galene`. Oslo. Edition of 3 - `In;Human Nature` mineral rock nature
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`In;Human Nature` Oslo, 2016 In this series, Christian Houge is inspired by our endeavour to connect Man to both the Cosmos and the Earth. By exploring Nature`s geometry in minero...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

Kauzan 2`, Tokyo-from the series Okurimono- Japan cherryblossom tree pink flower
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono 66 cm. x 200 cm. Edition 6 (+2 ap) 100 cm. x 200 cm. Edition 3 (+1ap) Euro 8,000 Pigment Print Okurimono (meaning both “gift” and “that which is in-between” in Japanes...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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`Tako`, Okurimono series, Tokyo- squid nude woman color Japan
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono Pigment Print Images from the Okurimono series is available in 3 different formats : * 50 x 75 cm : edition of 10 + (+2ap) * 80 x 120 cm : edition of 7 + (+2ap) * 113 x...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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` 24 k. Elk`, Oslo- `Residence of Impermanence`-animal object gold unique nature
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`24 k. Elk`is a one off piece which has been exhibited in Fineart Gallery in Oslo, 2019. It is an unusually large elk antler and skull painstakingly plated with gold leaf. `Residenc...
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`Shibari 2`, Tokyo -from the series `Okurimono` Japan nude rope studio
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono Pigment Print About the work : Shibari I is a work by contemporary photographer Christian Houge, from the Okurimono series. In this series, Houge has, through five trips...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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`Keyla Karasu 2`, Okurimono series, Tokyo- japan-neon-girl-color
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono Pigment Print Images from the Okurimono series is available in 3 different formats : * 50 x 75 cm : edition of 10 + (+2ap) * 80 x 120 cm : edition of 7 + (+2ap) * 113 x...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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`Flamingo`, Oslo- `Residence of Impermanence`- bird taxidermy nature animal fire
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 My performance series, `Residence of Impermanence`, explores our relationship to animals, fire and Nature. Through the element of fire, I hav...
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`Irwin w/ beacon`, 2021 -`In;Human Nature` painting glacier nasa moon
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Edition of 3. 3 separate pieces make up this installation. 150 cm. x 150 cm. Pigment print mounted on aluminium. Framed in solid oak with museum glass. , `The need for images tha...
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2010s Conceptual Christian Houge Art

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Acrylic, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Tanoshi/Idami, Okurimono series, Tokyo- nude woman ritual color Japan transexual
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono Pigment Print Images from the Okurimono series is available in 3 different formats : * 50 x 75 cm : edition of 10 + (+2ap) * 80 x 120 cm : edition of 7 + (+2ap) * 113 x...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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`Shibari 1`, Tokyo -from the series `Okurimono` color Japan nude rope studio
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono Pigment Print About the work : Shibari I is a work by contemporary photographer Christian Houge, from the Okurimono series. In this series, Houge has, through five trips...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Usagi`, Okurimono series, Tokyo- rabbit-underground-mysterious-japan mask
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono Pigment Print Images from the Okurimono series is available in 3 different formats : * 50 x 75 cm : edition of 10 + (+2ap) * 80 x 120 cm : edition of 7 + (+2ap) * 113 x...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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`Untitled 3`, Norway 2012 wolf nature forest animal
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Shadow Within` Norway/USA 2010-2013 70 cm x 110 cm. (28 in. x 43 in.) Edition 6 + 2 a.p. SOLD OUT 110 cm. x 150 cm. (47 in. x 59 in.) Edition 3 + 1 a.p. 100 cm x 150 cm. Edition...
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2010s Contemporary Christian Houge Art

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`Untitled 2`, Norway 2012- Shadow Within-wolf animal nature color
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Shadow Within` Norway/USA 2010-2013 70 cm x 110 cm. (28 in. x 43 in.) Edition 6 + 2 a.p. 110 cm. x 150 cm. (47 in. x 59 in.) Edition 3 + 1 a.p. 100 cm x 150 cm. Edition 3 + 1 a....
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2010s Contemporary Christian Houge Art

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Archival Paper

`Untitled 22`-Shadow Within-wolf animal nature b/w
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Shadow Within` Norway/USA 2010-2013 110 cm. x 150 cm. (47 in. x 59 in.) Edition 3 + 1 a.p. Archival ink cotton paper (archival pigment print) `Shadow Within`explores Man`s r...
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2010s Contemporary Christian Houge Art

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Archival Pigment

`Untitled 1`, Norway 2012- Shadow Within-wolf animal nature color
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Shadow Within` Norway/USA 2010-2013 70 cm x 110 cm. (28 in. x 43 in.) Edition 6 + 2 a.p. 110 cm. x 150 cm. (47 in. x 59 in.) Edition 3 + 1 a.p. 100 cm x 150 cm. Edition 3 + 1 a....
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2010s Contemporary Christian Houge Art

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Archival Pigment

`Untitled 16`-Shadow Within-wolf nature b/w animal
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Shadow Within` Norway/USA 2010-2013 70 cm x 110 cm. (28 in. x 43 in.) Edition 6 + 2 a.p. 100 cm x 150 cm. Edition 3 + 1 a.p. Archival ink cotton paper (archival pigment print)...
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2010s Conceptual Christian Houge Art

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Archival Pigment

`Lion` Oslo,- `Residence of Impermanence` . Signed. animal lion fire nature
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
All available sizes & editions for each size of this photograph: 90 cm. x 120 cm. Edition 7 126 cm. x 170 cm. Edition 7 `Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 My performance ser...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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`Polar Bear`, Oslo- `Residence of Impermanence` animal nature polar bear fire
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 My performance series, `Residence of Impermanence`, explores our relationship to animals, fire and Nature. Through the element of fire, I hav...
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2010s Other Art Style Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Puma`, Sweden- `Residence of Impermanence`- puma fire animal nature wallpaper
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 90x120 cm. Edition 7 My performance series, `Residence of Impermanence`, explores our relationship to animals, fire and Nature. Through the e...
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2010s Other Art Style Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Ritual`, Tokyo -from the series `Okurimono`- nude flowers blue Japan
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono Pigment Print Images from the Okurimono series is available in 3 different formats : * 50 x 75 cm : edition of 10 + (+2ap) * 80 x 120 cm : edition of 7 + (+2ap) * 113 x...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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`Swan in Flight`, Oslo- `Residence of Impermanence` -animal nature flight fire
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 My performance series, `Residence of Impermanence`, explores our relationship to animals, fire and Nature. Through the element of fire, I hav...
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2010s Other Art Style Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Quarts and Pyrite`, Oslo. Edition of 3 - `In;Human Nature`- mineral rock nature
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`In;Human Nature` Oslo, 2016 In this series, Christian Houge is inspired by our endeavour to connect Man to both the Cosmos and the Earth. By exploring Nature`s geometry in minero...
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2010s Other Art Style Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Elk Burnt`, Oslo- `Residence of Impermanence` animal elk fire nature wallpaper
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
90 x 120 cm Edition 7 `Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 My performance series, `Residence of Impermanence`, explores our relationship to animals, fire and Nature. Through the...
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2010s Other Art Style Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Convergence `, Tokyo-from the series Okurimono -technology light Japan
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono 66 cm. x 200 cm. Edition 6 (+2 ap) 100 cm. x 200 cm. Edition 3 (+1ap) Euro 8,000 Pigment Print Okurimono (meaning both “gift” and “that which is in-between” in Japanes...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Harajukugirl with numbers`, Tokyo- `Okurimono`- girl architecture Japan
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono 66 cm. x 200 cm. Edition 6 (+2 ap) 100 cm. x 200 cm. Edition 3 (+1ap) Euro 8,000 Pigment Print Okurimono (meaning both “gift” and “that which is in-between” in Japanes...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Pyrite Cube`, Oslo. Edition 3. - `In;Human Nature` mineral rock nature jewel
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`In;Human Nature` Oslo, 2016 In this series, Christian Houge is inspired by our endeavour to connect Man to both the Cosmos and the Earth. By exploring Nature`s geometry in minero...
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2010s Other Art Style Christian Houge Art

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Other Medium

`Kauzan Invert`, Tokyo-from the series Okurimono japan cherryblossom tree nature
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Okurimono 66 cm. x 200 cm. Edition 6 (+2 ap) 100 cm. x 200 cm. Edition 3 (+1ap) Euro 8,000 Pigment Print Okurimono (meaning both “gift” and “that which is in-between” in Japanes...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Zebra 2`, Oslo- `Residence of Impermamnence`-animal zebr fire nature wallpaper
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Zebra 2` Oslo, 2019- from the series `Residence of Impermanence` 120 x 170 cm Edition 7 `Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 My performance series, `Residence of Impermanence`, ...
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2010s Other Art Style Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Cobras and Mongoose`. Oslo-`Residence of Impermanence` animal nature snake fire
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 My performance series, `Residence of Impermanence`, explores our relationship to animals, fire and Nature. Through the element of fire, I hav...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

Zebra, Oslo- `Residence of Impermanence`-animal zebra fire nature wallpaper
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
`Zebra`, Oslo, 2018 Edition 6 of 7 `Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 My performance series, `Residence of Impermanence`, explores our relationship to animals, fire and Nature...
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2010s Other Art Style Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

`Elk`, Oslo- `Residence of Impermanence` animal elk fire nature wallpaper object
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
90 x 120 cm Edition 7 `Residence of Impermanence` 2017-2019 My performance series, `Residence of Impermanence`, explores our relationship to animals, fire and Nature. Through the...
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2010s Christian Houge Art

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Digital Pigment

Mount Hadley, Oslo 2021. -from the series `In;Human Nature`-painting glacier
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Images from soloshow a Buer Gallery, oslo. 2021 The need for images that can change us. – An account of Christian Houges images. “For example, one could say. A people is a “gro...
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2010s Contemporary Christian Houge Art

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Acrylic, Pigment, Archival Pigment

`Rover and Rock`, Oslo 2021. - `In;Human Nature` painting glacier original
By Christian Houge
Located in Oslo, NO
Images from soloshow a Buer Gallery, oslo. 2021 `In;Human Nature`2016-2021 Unique Piece `The need for images that can change us` – An account of Christian Houges images. “For exa...
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2010s Contemporary Christian Houge Art

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Acrylic, Pigment, Archival Pigment

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