Svein Størksen

Svein Størksen (b. 1966) is one of Norway’s most profiled illustrators. He is engaged in the field of illustration both professionally and academically.

SVEIN STØRKSEN

SVEIN STØRKSEN

 

Størksen’s visual expression is varied, but he is most known for his colourful collages and hand-painted illustrations. His painted works of art are also reminiscent of collage in his composition of motifs. His latest work is the prize-winning “Papirflygere” (Paper Pilots) with illustrations by Størksen and text by Torbjørn Oppedal.

PAPIRFLYGERE, COVER ILLUSTRATION (2016)

PAPIRFLYGERE, COVER ILLUSTRATION (2016)

 

“Papirflygere” is an adult novel rich with illustrations. In the story a man wakes up in a hotel room with amnesia. He uses a stack of old postcards to help him remember his personal relations, travels and whereabouts. The collages in the book are made with actual postcards collected from around the world.

PAPIRFLYGERE, BUILDINGS (2016)

PAPIRFLYGERE, BUILDINGS (2016)

 

This title is published by Magikon, a publishing company founded by Svein Størksen and Kristin Roskifte in 2007. The editorial line includes picture books, art books, photo books, comics and other books with visual subjects.

PAPIRFLYGERE, ANGST (2016)

PAPIRFLYGERE, ANGST (2016)

 

Their goal is to develop book projects that combine the pleasure of reading and high-quality visual experiences for both children and adults. The company name Magikon is a combination of the words “magic” (which stands for magic and imagination) and “icon” (image). The word “icon” also refers to the literary and theoretical concept of “iconotext”, which signifies the inseparable entity of words and images in a picture book.

OPERA

OPERA

 

斯万·斯特克森(1966年出生)是挪威最知名的插画家之一。在插画领域,无论是创作实践还是学术研究,他都有独到的建树。他曾于奥斯陆艺术学院学习平面设计与插画。

斯特克森的视觉表达丰富多样,但他最知名的手段是彩色影像拼贴和手绘插画。他的绘画作品所使用的构图动机也能让人联想到拼贴。他的早期视觉作品中可以看到他学习期间受国外手工标示与海报的影响。他最近的作品是与作家托比渊·奥普达尔合作的获奖插绘本《纸飞行员》。

《纸飞行员》是一本插绘丰富的小说。故事讲述的是一个男人在酒店醒来后发现自己失忆了,他所拥有的就是一堆明信片,这些明信片成了他回忆自己身在何方去过哪里的线索。书中的拼贴插画就是使用了世界各地收集的明信片。

这本书的出版社“Magikon”是由斯万·斯特克森和克里斯汀·罗西弗特于2007年共同创办的。他们出版的书籍包括绘本、艺术书、影集、漫画,以及其它视觉类图书。

他们的目标是开发结合阅读快感和视觉体验的高质量童书和成人书籍。他们的网站上解释他们的名字Magikon是由代表魔法与想象力的mag和代表图像的icon合并而成的。而icon也取自文学理论概念图像文本(iconotext),用以强调图画与文字之间的交互关系。