Artist based in Umeå, Northern Sweden.
100!, Galleri CC, Malmö 29.11-22.12
There is no Planet B, Konstfrämjandet, Umeå, 1.12-21.12
My practice is rooted in observational painting. Careful examination, games of illusion versus clarification, play of subject-object, the mapping of inner worlds, the furthering of aesthetics - all seem meaningful activities in an age of fake news, overwhelming distraction and forces pitching one human against the next. I try to open up the inherently contemplative and solitary process of painting by adding jokes, optical illusions or other tricks that can entertain or fascinate as part of a genuine attempt to welcome others in. I really do believe that art and painting can continue to hold power and relevance (not only for artists and art professionals).
The physicality and the individual bodily experience of painting and making is a break from the pervasiveness of the digital and the superficial. It's a visual, visceral game that is situated in a physical encounter: a space that doesn't translate to the screen.
I want to make exquisite subjects. To share some of my enjoyment. I hope that once in a blue moon the work can transcend to conjure up something like a sense of vertigo- a tripping up, a throwing off of balance, a loss of self or of the world - a brief ripple in day to day reality to make me- you-us question everything. Magic!
Please get in touch for a studio visit or to enquire about exhibitions, private or public commissions.
Konstnär baserad i Umeå. Tar emot och utför kommissioner, publika gestaltnings- och utsmyckningsuppdrag. Hör gärna av dig för ett besök i ateljén!