Mattias Härenstam

What once was dead

Group of eight sculptures. Stainless - and corten steel, 2023. 
Varying heights from 60 - 710 cm.
Permanently installed at Langøyene.
Commissioned by Oslo Municipal Art Collection.


Days are shorter now, but I won't let the darkness get me

Stainless steel, chains, burnt and unburnt oak- and birchwood, canvas, tar, straw, pants, string, paper mask, horse hair, 2023.
600 x 400 x 210 cm.


Il nascondiglio (The Hideaway)

Olive wood, stone and wooden table. 2023.
170 x 45 x 45 cm.


Il peso (The Weight)

Olive wood, stone, chain. 2023.
Appr. 200 cm.


Naso lungo (Long nose)

Olive wood, 2023.
70 cm. Wallmounted.


Testa (Head)

Stone, 2023.
30 x 15 x 15 cm.


The shadows dancing around the light

Oak-, beech- and birchwood, canvas, string, tar, steel, chains, light bulb, 2022. 200 cm i diameter. 


Coming closer, slow but relentless

Beechwood, 2022. Appr. 160 cm high. Equinor Art Collection.


Selfportrait with grey suit

Ash- and pinewood, suit, shirt, tie, horsehair, string, chains, 2022. Appr. 120 cm high.


With outstretched tongue to lick the sky clean

Cherrywood, concrete, steel, 2022. Appr. 270 cm high.


Hanging shadow giving birth to light

Beechwood, 2022. Appr. 120 x 30 x 20 cm. Bergen Municipal Art Collection.



Splashes from the Grail

Pinetree, steel, light, 2021. Appr. 670 cm high. Uppsala Municipal Art Collection.



Gneiss, 2020. Appr. 70 x 70 x 75 cm.


Holding back the night

Elmwood and concrete, 2020. Appr. 170 x 40 x 40 cm. Morten Viskum Art Collection.



Elmwood, 2019. Appr. 395 x 95 x 95 cm. Bergen University Museum.



Oak- and ashwood and glass, 2019. Approx. 380 cm x 70 x 70 cm. Bergen University Museum.



Birchtree, rope, electric motor and steel railing, 2017. Dimensions variable.



 Oak and rope, 2016. 160 x 35 x 40 cm. Oslo Municipal Art Collection



Granite, 2016. 95 x 105 x 70 cm. Oslo Municipal Art Collection.



Oak, 2016. Height 560 cm.


Weaknesses, Secrets, Lies I (Leak)

Gneiss and white marble, 2016. 120 x 65 x 60 cm. Oslo Municipal Art Collection.


Weaknesses, Secrets, Lies II (Hidden)

Gneiss and black limestone, 2016. 80 x 70 x 85 cm. Oslo Municipal Art Collection.


The Forgotten One

Oak, 2016. Height: Appr. 280 cm.



Sketch for a reanimation V ( one was to blame really, but still)

Oak and rope, 2014. Appr. 180 cm long.


Sketch for a reanimation IV (...nothing, nothing at all)

Oak and rope, 2014. Appr. 170 cm long. Haugesund Art Museum.


Sketch for a reanimation III ( was gone for a long time, but then it was just there again)

Oak and rope, 2013. Appr. 290 cm long. Haugesund Art Museum.


Sketch for a reanimation II (...that door is almost always closed)

Oak, rope and hair, 2013. Appr. 260 cm long.


Sketch for a reanimation I (...everything is different now, but it still feels the same), 2013

Aspenwood, oak, rope and hair, 2013. Appr. 190 x 110 x 30 cm.


Fear of failure

Tree, rope, block and tackle, 2012. Variable dimensions.


My mistake

Lindenwood, chair and twig, 2012. Height: 230 cm. Haugesund Art Museum.


In spite of it all

Lindenwood, roots, lamp and hair, 2012. Height: 320 cm. The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo.



Not a single sound

Lindenwood and twigs, 2012. Height: 290 cm. Virserums Konsthall, Sweden.



I know you are there

Pine- and black locustwood, lamp, hair, branches and chandelier crystals, 2012. Height: 375 cm.



Cannibalistic Solitude

Oak root mounted in the ceiling, lamps, chandelier crystals, tufts of human hair and an oriental carpet, 2011. Approx. 230 cm in diameter.


The Diary of the Unknown Consumer

Corridor of wooden panels covered with carved bas-reliefs, 2008. Inner dimensions (width x height x length): 120 x 210 x 610 cm.
Stavanger Art Museum