Artist based in Umeå, Northern Sweden.
The careful observation of our world and our surroundings, the examining of our perception, games of illusion and clarification, mapping of inner worlds, and the furthering of aesthetics in art are ever more meaningful in an age of fake news and overwhelming distraction. I try to open up the at times contemplative and solitary process of painting by adding jokes, optical illusions or other tricks that can entertain or fascinate in a genuine attempt to welcome others in- I really do believe that art and painting can continue to hold power (not only for artists and art professionals).
The physicality and the bodily experience of painting and making separates it from the pervasiveness of digitalisation: the presence the work claims in the physical space and how it might act in relation to the (body of) the viewer. Something made by hand mirrors something in us. At best my work can instill a sense of vertigo- a throwing off of balance through trickery of the eye. I plan out the visual path around a piece or a collection of pieces- where the gaze should rest and where it is hurried along. Paintings and other objects become devices to draw in and spit out, tickle the mirror neurons and play with reality. The resulting work can seem to assume their own force and agency. It's a visual, visceral game situated in a physical encounter: one that doesn't translate to the screen.
Please get in touch for a studio visit or to enquire about exhibitions, private or public commissions.
Konstnär baserad i Umeå, främst fokuserad på måleri. Tar emot och utför kommissioner, publika gestaltnings- och utsmyckningsuppdrag. Hör gärna av dig för ett besök i ateljén!