On 12, Mar 2014 | In Konst | By admin
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“I started attending football games and hanging out at the grandstand at an early age. I immediately grew a fascination with the loyalty among peers, the unity, the anarchy, the humour, the hatred, the chanting and the antagonism. The very form was a relief that in itself lacked logical sense or meaning. It created something that I had never before experienced. My growing up in this subculture has characterized my way of being and working in most areas. Especially it defined my interest in images, color and shape.
When changing the context between this subculture and contemporary art I can create new readings and issues that in its clearest form reach and even refers to artists such as William Turner, Yves Klein, Rachel Whiteread, Judy Chicago and Christo. I think that there is a distinct relationship between contemporary art and subculture in a sense that conventions are meant to be challenged.
My imagery aims to defy the given and to direct focus into something more unknown and uncertain. It is being practiced in public space and in the chasm that is created by my interventions colliding with the surroundings. I have an interest in the gaps in the public space, both in psychological and physical ways.
I want to challenge, reload and at times make the whole architectural object temporarily disappear. I want to experience a new public space and how participants and the passer-by react when the given perception is altered and a new latitude is created. My art takes place, often with help from participants whom themselves interact with the geography, instantly, temporary and with great impact.
My practice orbits within performance, photo, video and sculpture.”