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Ars longa, vita brevis



A journey of discovery
 
I have long included narrative as an important part of my work, but a few years ago I felt that I wanted to change my tone and expression. I consciously relaxed the representational in favour of freer forms and interpretations of my stories. I set myself challenges such as painting with "ugly colours" (e.g. purple and mint green) in order to find new ways and expressions. I wanted to both broaden and deepen what I had to convey, and I also wanted to explore how this could be further developed in new media.

I like to work in many different layers. On a plexi disc, I can collage from below, paint with oil on top, and leave some unpainted so that the collage layer is visible. Sometimes I combine collage, painting and encaustic to get the shifts I'm looking for. I have also started to work with collage in 3D, where I use several glass domes in each other, and let the different collage layers play against each other.

It's a journey of discovery that right now is about needs. The need for balance, and the need for security. It is also about processes. How disintegration, destruction and decay are transformed into new forms and new layers.



 
From my portfolio  
       
 
 
   

Project  
 
Projekt Habitat
In my exploration of the possibilities of the collage medium, I have chosen to work more spatially with an ongoing series of glass and plexiglass domes. I use paper from, for example, old monthly magazines and I mostly build my constructions from the inside of the dome. In the magazines I look for different types of material and have built my domes according to different themes.

For each individual dome, I have built a rotating plate, so that you can see the dome from all sides.
 
       
 
Next exhibition   
29 march  – 18 april, 2024 RiverCity Gallery, Gothenburg
Anniversary exhibition – The gallery turns 10 years old! 
 

 
 


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