Truls Espedal is a traditional painter from Norway. An oil painter to be exact, many of his paintings have a symmetrical composition that portray a melancholic tone.
“”The basis for “Perfect Human” is to get behind the mask, break the surface and get to the “naked” human, expressing feelings and states of mind normally covered or suppressed. This project mostly deals with the melancholic, darker thoughts and moods. These themes have been, and to a certain extent still is, a tabu and have been killed by silence in modern Norway.
This mentality is neither healthy nor rational, and eventually not representative for a “mentally modern” society. “Darker” thoughts and feelings are of equal importance as others and govern major parts of our everyday lives.”" -Truls Espedal