Cicilie Risaasen lives & works in Oslo, Norway and has been photographing and painting since 1991. Background from Strykejernet Art School, University of Oslo, personal guidance by Roar Werner Eriksen & Markus Brendmoe and The mentorshop program at NORD photography. She is currently working at Trafo Kunsthall in Asker

Statement: “I work with the mediums photography, painting and drawing. The painting and drawing practice influences the photos and vice versa. The snapshot is essential to this process. None of the photos are staged, however this does not mean they are random. I find inspiration in experiences and observations made in my immediate surroundings. Everyday rituals and places where the black holes are so thinly covered that the difference between entering into or stay separated from the other side of things are only a second look away.”