Torbjørn Rødland

Torbjørn Rødland

Torbjørn Rødland is an artist based in Los Angeles.


What artworks would you have/do you have in your drawing room?

Nothing but drawings in there. Drawings by Kim Hiorthøy, Sverre Malling, Josh Mannis, Louis Moe, Allison Schulnik, Marc Silvestri, Sasha Sokolov, Cindy Vasquez. 


What books would you read/are you reading in your drawing room?

The books that stay are the ones I never seem to finish; the ones I can always open and learn or draw inspiration from. Naranjo (The Enneagram) and Wilber (Integral Theory) are the thinkers (or rather systems or maps) who have influenced me the most in the last five years.


What movies would you watch/are you watching in your drawing room?

Movies I don’t tire of. I can always watch certain scenes from the drawing room movies. But I rarely do. Disclosure: It’s not true that I look at scenes from The Road Home in the drawing room. It just doesn’t happen. The experience is too emotional. I cannot handle it.


What music would you listen to/are you listening to in your drawing room?

There’s always music playing. Drawing room albums I never learn by heart. They continue to challenge and soothe. Broadway musicals are just too quaint and therefore a colossal challenge. I identify with so-called spiritual or holy minimalism. Building on the radical reduction of minimalist music, spiritual minimalist composers reintroduced interiority and mysticism. What do you do after fragmentation? You try to heal. 


Who would you/do you invite into your drawing room?

No-one, typically. Today I’ll make an exception. Exceptions happen.