VANITY
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MAGDALENA THE SITTING DUCK
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THE GRAND SELFIE
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THE BIKE TOWN
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GIVE ME A BRAKE
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THE LEGACY
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THE OWNER AND THE LOOK ALIKE
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THE COMPENSATION
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SHALL WE DANCE
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YIN & YANG
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STATUE OF DELIGHTFUL LOVE
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THE CAMELEON



The Artist Rune Venjar

Vocational Education: 1965 - 70 Bachelor of Arts from Governmental Art School, SHKS, Norway. Fields: Graphic Design, Painting, Photo and Cinema. Graduated with maximum results - qualifying for a rarely accomplished Nomination to the King of Norway Parallel studies of Art History as visiting student at Universities in Florence, Rome, Zurich and Oslo. Two years of evening school at Institute of Marketing, IFM, in Oslo. Received various scholarships. Practise: 1998 - Started working full time with paintings, drawings and art photography. A private passion, fuelling all the former mentioned commercial work, now demanding complete attention. 1973 - 1998 Established Scope Studios Ltd., a commercial photography company. Worked on fashion and commercial assignments in Paris, Milan and Frankfurt. Agents: Thierry Olivier, Catherine Stuardi and Helga Kirche. Clients: IBM, Kodak, Levis, Saga Furs, Vouge Maison, Marie Claire, Lui, among others. Established Roxy Film Ltd. A company dealing with commercial filmmaking. Established a Model Agency, Roxy Models Ltd. Drafted to new owner in 1990. Collaborated on and off for 15 years with Sony Norway on camera development. 1971 - 1973 Art director at Young & Rubicam, New York. Designer at Fleigh & Le Bouf, San Fransisco. Guest student at MGM and Universial Studios, Hollywood. Painting Exhibitions: - Oslo/Norway 2002: Own rented gallery - Oslo/Norway 2005: Own rented gallery - Oakland / USA 2007 Oslo/Norway 2016: Gylne Snitt Gallery

LOVER, LOVER, LOVER COME BACK TO ME
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OLD FASHIONED CONTACT
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THE MIGHTY EARTH ARCITECT vs HUMAN
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ENTERS THE LESS PRETENTIOUS RUMP IN THE WORLD - A MALTA BUS
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THE PEACE PRICE - EVEN THE BOMBS ARE SAD
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ZOMBI MANHOOD
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JUSTITIA-THE NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL IN RAPE CASES 2016
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DID GOD CREATED THE WOMAN BECAUSE THE RELIGIOUS WOULD MISTREAT HER...
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DIFFERENT COLOR-SAME FLOWER
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THELMA & LOUISE
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SWAN LAKE
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CHAMBORD NOT SO HOLY
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TEAR DOWN THE WALL
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Introducing Rune Venjar:
Ever since my versatile college education in visual arts in the seventies, I have focused on women in my work as photographer, cinematographer and painter. This has given me a rare opportunity to study the lives of modern women at close range. As a contrast, I have studied historical and religious representations of women in churches and museums all over the world. And I still get upset by the condescending and demanding representations; whether the women get mistreated or pacified until death. Many of these condescending representations are dictated by religious leaders, who were contractors for most of the painters in earlier times. These patrons lived in celibacy and were unanimous in their oppression of feminine power and strength. In our time the modern woman has to a great extent taken charge of her sexuality. The problem rests with the male, who is still influenced by the old religious beliefs; he wants the whore and the madonna in one and the same person. This conflict has enough power to fill up books and magazines for years to come; How can men and women interact and understand each other when she no longer functions as his appendix? But quite on the contrary feels independent and filled with her own desires? In my work I try to mirror this complex story in colors and motives that move beyond the historical and psychological realm. My purpose is to portray the female and basically the human force in a simple and non judgmental way Hopefully this will move and strengthen people who see them Sincerely yours Rune Venjar

SHALL WE DANCE
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TRASH
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FEMME FATAL
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PUHH
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FASHION SHARK
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THE GOOD CONSCIENCES SLEEP
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DON`T GIVE IN
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WAITING FOR MY LOVE
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THE EAGLE HAS LANDED - PROTECT WILDLIFE
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EGO POWER CORRUPTS
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HAPPY HERMAPHRODITE- LONG LIVE THE DIFFERENCE
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THE VITRUVIAN WOMAN - BE PERFECT AS YOU ARE
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TERROR ELIMINATOR
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HUMBEL IN THINKING BOX- ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
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APPETIZER- TOO MANY COULPLE DONT SPEAK TOGETHER WHEN OUT DINING- SPLIT UP -
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GRAND CAFE`S LAST DIPLOMAT - PROPERTY BROKERS CLOSURE CULTURE
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SILENT KNOWLEDGE - TO MANY PEOPLE KNOWS BEST
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PYRAMID OF FREEDOM- A FREE WOMAN IS LIKE A DREAM-NOT A DINNER SERVANT
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AMBER- A PREGNAT WOMAN IS A FORTRESS
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BIRDS ON A WIRE- LIVE WHILE YOU CAN- ALL IS FORBIDDEN OR DANGEROUS
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CUBA RETURNS TO WORLD- USA KNOWS HOW TO TAKE REVENGE
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MONA LONE- DIVORCE BEFORE GETTING A CHILD AS IT SUFFER TROUGH OUT LIFE
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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - CHINA STOP EATING DOGS -
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G8-THE WORLD GET MORE AND MORE POOR PEOPLE
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SMALL MOUND FELL GREAT OAKS - A MOMENT OF TRUTH-
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PREHISTORIC JOY
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LESSONS OF DON QUIJOTE - DON`T TRY IT -
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BLOOMING LOVE -:CAN BE RENEWED.-
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