Maria Pasenau (23) and Matias Kiil (23) are both figures in the fresh and accessible art scene in Oslo, Norway. The two are close friends but their art practice is distinct in significant ways: Maria is more serious in her approach and tends to work with subjects more, while Matias often chooses to work with objects and he looks for humour. We explore the early stages of their artistry — in their own words.
We meet Ninort El Khoury (28) and Ibrahim Handulleh (27) in the office complex from where they operate. The building is situated next to Nobelberget — a venue for music and culture in Stockholm. It’s in arenas like this that Nino and Ibrahim’s newly started company TUKIO typically exist. TUKIO is a booking agency and provides management to creatives. They organise events and carry expertise in culture, media and communications.
The nine members of TRE60 first came together as a collective at the beginning of 2017, bonded by music and the potential of what they could be doing together. For the past 18 months they’ve been experimenting with their approach as a unit. They emphasise that even though the foundation for their music lies in hip hop, they are not a hip hop collective; and that even though they make music, they are more than a music collective. TRE60 is a full experience. As 360 implies — their practice extends to all angles of what they present — sonic and visual.
Robert found photography when he picked up his dads Olympus OM-1 for the first time. He moved to New York when he got a chance to become the first assistant to Mikael Jansson. Now, at 30, his love for printed paper knows no bounds, as his dream assignment attests to a wrestling book in collaboration with Gosha Rubchinskiy.