‘ANTICLIMAX’ features prints of aluminium and black pigment on paper as well as an installation of unique temporary sculptures in snow and ice covered in aluminium. As the snow and ice melt, the changing pieces mirror the effects of global warming. (Hydro)
Solo album painting performance
Magne’s second solo album was first offered as a limited edition of 300, the covers hand painted as part of a large canvas and dismantled into its parts – all of which was streamed on the web.
Magne was commissioned by Hydro to create a sculpture for the Nobel Peace Center, and the result was a reclaimed aluminum work, ‘Climax’. The sculpture was unveiled by Nobel Prize Award winners Al Gore and Rajendra Kumar Pachauri on December 11, 2007.
A continuation of his earlier work, ‘Monologues’ included prints, paintings, music and poetry. The exhibition took place in both London and Asker, Norway.
Payne’s Gray Art
In September 2004, Magne opened an exhibition called ‘Payne’s Gray’, which coincided with the publication of a book by the same name, and an album and tour to support the ‘Past Perfect Future Tense’ album.
Various Norwegian artists participated in a project to decorate a Christmas tree for each day in December leading up to Christmas Eve, in a public space outside Oslo Sentralbanestasjon – Oslo’s main railway station. Magne had the honor of decorating the first tree, on December 1, and used his commission fee to create the decorations.
Magne was asked by the Posten, Norwegian postal service, to create an artist-stamp for release in February 2011. He was the youngest artist ever to be represented by an official Norwegian stamp.