I’m an interdisciplinary artist and work with various media and materials. My main focus in recent years has been to explore the sculptural potential of textiles and non-pretentious materials. By combining found materials with ready-mades and textiles with various qualities and purposes, I create sculptural works that can enter into dialog with a specific spatial situation. This is often a situation that relates to the body and the human scale as such. The inherent qualities, value and function of my chosen materials are challenged by my improvisation and almost archaeological methods. The sculptural assemblages address a way of thinking that questions hierarchies and highlights new and alternative ways of looking at the world that connects us all.
Cato Løland (b. 1982 in Kvinnherad, Norway) lives and works in Bergen. He studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and at Bergen National Academy of the Arts (master’s degree, 2009). Løland has exhibited at several institutions and galleries. Recent exhibitions include Dei ekstraordinære at Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum in Førde, First the Good News at KODE Art Museums in Bergen, Før, før, etter, etter at Tag Team Studios in Bergen, Albogerom at SOFT galleri in Oslo, Folded Lines, Battle and Events at Entrée in Bergen, the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, Der Kunstverein in Hamburg and at the Contemporary Art Centre in Riga.
Turning Strangers Into Family, 2021-22, photo: Thor Brødreskift