In his artistic practice, Knut Ivar Aaser explores a wide variety of printing techniques and combines them experimentally. His current work series focuses on pattern-like image
worlds, which mixes monotype printing with image transfers of magazine cut-outs. In previous works, he has focused intensively on textiles as a medium. This fascination is also reflected in some of his printed works where the images he creates are reminiscent of fabric patterns, such as those found on dishcloths. This domestic aspect also shines through in his selection of image scraps, as these are mainly taken from home decor magazines. Aaser finds a particular interest for the staged nature of these photographs, where living spaces, in their carefully curated décor, becomes the tapestry from which one draws their identity. Embedded in Aaser ́s work these images also takes on a picture-within-a-pitcture-effect, where different temporalities and image-worlds coexist.