Universell is a series of sculptural furniture made of scraps and offcuts from granite slabs found on construction sites in Bergen city centre. Collected over a long period of time, the materials have been processed using simple techniques led by the components’ own logic and sensory properties. By using locally sourced leftover materials, the work explores alternative production methods, while simultaneously investigating an ambivalence concerning categories and the identity of shape.

Kent Fonn Skåre

Born in Førde, Kent Fonn Skåre studied at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and Konstfack in Stockholm. Today, he is based in Bergen, working mainly with sculpture in a wider sense. Skåre has participated in the Norwegian annual art exhibition Høstutstillingen, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally –in Sydney, Taipei and Paris. In 2015 he undertook a residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, and in 2016 he received a two-year work grant from Arts Council Norway.