Our pal Kristian Hammerstad of Printed Pages Autumn 2013 cover fame (also of killer zombie, mutant ape-man illustration fame prior to the former lofty accolade) has just had himself a solo show in his native Oslo. Positronics features original drawings and hand-pulled screen prints by the Norwegian master-illustrator, predominantly focussing on his obsession with all things robotic. There’s an automaton considering his human skeleton in the mirror, a sandwich of entwined wires and glasses full of oil and bolts – the perfect refreshment for Kristian’s mechanical friends. All are pieces produced in his spare time, the result of experiments carried out between client briefs, and demonstrate where Kristian’s true interests lie; within the cold metal torso of an existentially troubled droid.
Positronics is on show at Galleri Storck until December 1.