Artists: Espen Gangvik: ‘Gemini’; Kjell Erik Killi Olsen 2000. Art consultant: Jostein Kirkerud.
Kjell Erik Killi Olsen made his contribution to the public art project by using a range of masks and heads. These figures are placed on a 10 m high wall in the large and airy canteen at Tiller upper secondary school. Killi Olsen has a distinctive imagination concerning commonplace objects, in this instance the human face and animal heads. Symbols of attributes and personality have been added to the 10 masks in the characteristic manner of the artist, using a range of surrealist effects. The masks have been constructed from polyester and mounted on a skeleton of chicken wire and welded iron.
Two striking sculptures by Espen Gangvik have been placed in the outdoor area of the school, one in the north-western corner of the premises, and one to the east, where the red sculpture is partly reflected in the large glass surfaces of the building. With the joint title ‘Gemini’, the artist signals a twin relationship between the slim, 5 m high constructions. Both sculptures carry the unmistakable signs of being Gangvik’s creations. They are alike in shape and material with sharp angles and a delicate balance, and bright lacquered steel.