2013 Inget finns överallt / Nothingness is everywhere

Installation views, Open House, Iaspis, Stockholm, 2013

Item 8, oil and pigments on linen , 2013

Item 2, acrylic and oil on linen , 89 x 57 cm, 2012-2013

Item 6, impasto, oil, sour milk and pigments on linen, 80 x 61 cm, 2013

Installation view, Open House, Iaspis, Stockholm

Item 1, acrylic, impasto and oil on linen, 116 x 140 cm , 2012-2013

2013 Black or white does not exist ; there is only a thousand different shades of grey / Poetic Uprising

Black or white does not exist ; there is only a thousand different shades of grey, acrylic, tempera, pigments and oil on linen, 265 x 200 cm, 2012-2013

During my residency period at Iaspis, I got interested in asking questions about painting as an exhibition object, and seeing how the painting in turn is affected by the exhibition space and the audience. What happens when the same painting is placed in different environments? What is the performativity of the painting?

March 7 at 2 pm, the painting is moved from my studio at the Swedish Arts Grants Committee on Maria skolgata in order to be temporarily installed under the Liljeholmsbron bridge, on Södermalm, for a few hours. The motif of the painting – an empty auditorium, which to a certain degree could be called a non-motif – will be shown in a non-place, in “the wrong environment”, in what I chose to call  a “Poetic Uprising”. The documentation of this temporary site-specific installation will be shown at the Open House at Isapis, where the same painting will be re-installed in yet another environment.

Photos taken by Jean-Baptiste Béranger, 2013

Poetiskt Uppror / Poetic Uprising, installation view 2013

Installation view at the dance studio during the Open House, 2013

The installation consisted on a light show, three sculptures made of painted wood, paper, hooks and metal part. Scales 1:1. The documentation of Poetic Uprising was shown on a monitor during the Open House.

2012 In a state of aphasia(Kulturhaus)

A circle of some undefinable substances
 oil on linen, 40 x 40 cm, 2012

Trapped by a paralyzing vertigo
acrylic, acrylic impasto ad oil on linen, 145 x 106 cm, 2011-2012

In a State of Aphasia
acrylic impasto and oil on linen, 96 x 72 cm, 2011-2012

”N” like in ”Nowhere”
Acrylic impasto, pigments and oil on linen, 120 x 97 cm, 2011-2012

Installation view, galleri Ping Pong, Malmö, 2012

2011 Istället talade vi om sprickor i väggen / we talked instead about the cracks in the walls

Lyssna, stå, orörlig som en bakgrundsfigur
acrylic, impasto, tempera and oil on linen, 129 x 85 cm, 2010

Installation view, galleri Lilith Waltenberg, Malmö

Jag vill se ut som en som smälter in i mängden, oil on linen, 88 cm x 90 cm, 2011

Vill man i det innersta, krävs ett lösenord, oil on linen and pencil on the wall, 140 x 128 cm, 2010-2011

Vita ord, tomma ord, ramlar över tystnaden, faller i glömska, acrylic and oil on linen, 2010

Istället talade vi om sprickor i väggen och vindrörelser
oil on linen, 112 x 88 cm, 2010-2011

Melancholic Resistance, light sculpture;  wood, plywood, fittings, burlap fabric, fan, rotating motor, lamp with a green filter, sewing thread, plastic rings, milled acrylic glass. Mouth; textile and rice paper, plastic-clay, steel wire, 174 x 100 x 120 cm, 2011


Kom ett ord, kom, genom natten( after a poem by Paul Celan); engraved text on transparent acrylic glass, lamp, 23,5 x 32 cm, 2011

Installation view, galleri Lilith Waltenberg, Malmö, 2011

2011 Förord / Forword

Window show at Lilith Waltenberg gallery, december-januari 2010-2011

The installation consisted of various props, a black curtain, three sculptures made of wood, paper and metal parts, twelve chairs and a light show.

2011 Et le parc comme tout le reste était désert / And the gardens as anything else were deserted

Installation view, Swissart Award, Basel(CH), 2011

I made this installation especially for the show Swissart Award: It consisted of ; three paintings shown on walls painted in black,  two sculptures in scale 1:1 together with a text inspired from the movie Last Year in Marienbad written on the wall and a fourth painting.

Et le parc comme tout le reste était désert, oil and pigments on linen, 190 x 130 cm, 2010-2011
Installation views, Swissart Award, Basel(CH), 2011

Yet, they were those walls surrounding me,
united, smooth, dark-colored
Yet, they were those walls and the silence (pause)

Empty galleries, stairs, paintings in dark colors,
False doors, false columns, false outputs

…And the gardens as anything else, were deserted (silence)

Tomrummet som plötsligt är där…Annars så kopierat, bara kulissen utbytt(Suddenly an empty space.. Only the backdrops have been changed), oil and pigment on linen, 61 x 46 cm

2010-2011 The common feeling of our imperfection

Installation view with golden wall, Art Center, Silkesborgbad(DK), 2010

The Common Feeling Of Our imperfection

The Common Feeling of our Imperfection, oil on linen, 190 x 140 cm. Golden wall; brass glued on MDF board, 430 x 300 cm,  2010

Installation views, at Ystads Konstmuseet(SE) and Art Center Silkesborgbad(DK), 2010-2011

Only the echo of your steps, oil on linen, 31 x 24, 5 cm, 2010

2009 Horror Vacui

Installation view; Die Puppen(Black Mirror), oil on acrylic glass, wooden frame, ropes, 168 x 125 cm, 2009

Installation views. The painting hangs from the ceiling in front of a black curtain. The backside of the painting is grounded with black paint so it looks like a mirror.

Die Puppen, detail

Pappersstaden/The city of paper,oil on linen, 2009

Upplösning/Dissolvation(Black Mirror), oil on acrylic glass, wooden frame,  168 x 125 cm, 2009

Interlude, oil on board, 122 x 86 x 20 cm, 2009

Prelude, detail

Prelude, installation views. Sculpture, lamp, slide projection, 2009

Painted plywood with tempera, acrylic glass, hinges, 100 x 80 x 50 cm x 2, 2009