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As an introspective, idea- and process-based, conceptual artist I rely on my intuition to reflect personal experiences. Working with performance, music, sound, text, drawing, installations, acts and observations, readymades, sculpture and photography my art is a continuous conversation with the subconscious, expressing itself on a surreal meta level of memory, dreams and imagination.

 

I am interested in the unknown - the occult, psychology and philosophy leaning towards the metaphysical and spiritual such as witchcraft and shamanism. Dealing with existential questions of the ephemeral. The vulnerability of dreaming about the everlasting reveals the romantic fear of losing. Missing or longing for ‘Paradise Lost’ or Utopia manifests as an ongoing mobile collection of rainbows and sunsets.

 

A performative piece started out as I drew a self-portrait with my eyes closed. Another artist interpreted the expression as “Suspicious But Still Intrigued” (2016). The title became part of a cut-up poem of words found in an art magazine during lunch and the text developed into a sound performance at Galleri Verkligheten.

 

For the installation 'The Phenomenon of Materializing a Dream' (2016) I borrowed almost a hundred books at the art library and stacked them in order to create a text piece out of their titles. The abstract text conveys where I am heading. At the same time this piece questions art itself and the tradition of production and consumption.

 

My process is a long aching trying out various ideas before I make up my mind. Resistance is a huge part of my artistic practice, since I force myself into every dark corner refusing to end up anywhere expected. Once I make a decision I put myself to action, moving into a fast and playful flow where I let go of control. Driven by intuition I reveal myself, piece by piece. Sharing fragments in search for the whole picture. Puzzle.

A performative piece started out as I drew a self-portait with my eyes closed. Another artist interpreted the expression as 'Suspicious But Still Intrigued' (2016).

 

The title became part of a cut-up poem of words found in an art magazine during lunch and the text developed into a sound performance at Galleri Verkligheten.

My process is a long aching trying out various ideas before I make up my mind. Resistance is a huge part of my artistic practice, since I force myself into every dark corner refusing to end up anywhere expected.

 

Once I make a decision I put myself to action, moving into a fast and playful flow where I let go of control. Driven by intuition I reveal myself, piece by piece. Sharing fragments in search for the whole picture. Puzzle.