The body of work of the Norwegian artist Kristoffer Zeiner encompasses a wide range of techniques and material exploration. From the use of raw pigments to 3D-printing, Zeiner has investigated ways intersect technique and philosophical concepts in order to create evocative artworks, ranging from performance to painting. In his recent works, Zeiner increasingly focusses on painterly practices, bordering between recognizable landscapes and abstract worlds of fantasy that incorporate many influences both distinct and unknown, exploring further the notion of constructed nature. While his sculptural and performative works allowed him to materially draw out considerations of artificiality and playfulness, painting take the artist firmly into the realms of fiction and symbolic representation on the pictorial plane. By working with pigments on untreated canvas, his paintings are sometimes more molded than painted and are suggestive of the ever-present question when such a work is actually finished. For Zeiner, the key in dealing with these works comes from his perspective on art as something that always offers a potentiality in which something cathartic, aesthetic or otherwise magnificent could suddenly manifest itself.