┐ Gunnel Wåhlstrand └

© Gunnel Wåhlstrand, © Gunnel Wåhlstrand, White Peacocks, 2007/2009 109 x 160 cm, ink-wash on paper “For eight years, Wåhlstrand has worked exclusively with a kind of re-development of private photographs, using black ink and water, a precise and time-consuming technique that she masters to perfection. The earlier body of motives consisted of her father’s family photo album, but has now been expanded to a wider family group. One of the larger works, Mother Profile, is a rendering of a studio photograph of the artist’s mother. In the exhibition, it is placed so that she gazes at the landscape where … Continue reading ┐ Gunnel Wåhlstrand └

┐ Kristoffer Axén └

© Kristoffer Axén, Untitled, from the series How we evolved from water, 2009-2010 © Kristoffer Axén, Untitled, from the series How we evolved from water, 2009-2010 “Built as a riddled narrative of essential fragments, How We Evolved From Water revolves around the state of isolation – not as a momentary occurrence of separation from other individuals but as the base and foundation of human thought itself. As this is the case – that the tool we have to experience anything (translated through our senses) is the same implement creating a division – a clear and definable separation from all which … Continue reading ┐ Kristoffer Axén └

║ Nadja Bournonville ║

© Nadja Bournonville, Untitled #3, from the series Amor Omnia Vincit © Nadja Bournonville, Untitled #20, from the series Amor Omnia Vincit © Nadja Bournonville, Untitled #19, from the series Amor Omnia Vincit © Nadja Bournonville, Untitled #15, from the series Amor Omnia Vincit “The study of personality presents many beautiful ambiguities as it opens up a limitless landscape of interpretative possibilities. For example, are there a finite number of stable enduring monolithic building blocks of personality in the neurological connections of our brain, identified as traits and constituted by our genetic inheritance, that predict our behaviour regardless of situation? … Continue reading ║ Nadja Bournonville ║

║ Julia Peirone ║

© Julia Peirone, Girl Behind Window, from the series Northern Cities, 2005 © Julia Peirone, Girl and Bubble, from the series Northern Cities, 2005 “One of her more recent projects is titled Northern Lights. The Nordic Photography Centre in Oulu, Finland, chose Peirone to work with a team of photographers to document life in six different northern cities. The purpose of the project was to interpret urban reality and dispel the myth that the northernmost edge of the continent is all Laplanders and reindeer. Peirone and a small group of selected photographers travelled from Murmansk, Russia to Reykjavik, Iceland to … Continue reading ║ Julia Peirone ║

║Johan Bergström ║

© Johan Bergström, The Attachment, from the series Nostalgia, 2006 © Johan Bergström, Making New Connections, from the series Nostalgia, 2006 “A contemporary Russian saying claims that the past has become more unpredictable than the future. Nostalgia may depend precisely on the irrecoverable nature of the past for its emotional impact and appeal. It is the very pastness of the past, its inaccessibility, that likely accounts for a large part of nostalgia’s power. But this is rarely the past as actually experienced; it is the past as imagined, as idealized through selective memory and desire. (…) The work NOSTALGIA reflects … Continue reading ║Johan Bergström ║

║ Susanna Hesselberg ║

© Susanna Hesselberg, No Title, 1998 © Susanna Hesselberg, Desperate Men, 2005 “…Several of Hesselberg’s figures are women who are frozen in physically limiting positions. As such, the photographs can be read as feminist commentaries on the reality of women, but one can also find a corresponding interest in the existence of men – both sexes are staged in grotesque scenes, where humans seem to be at one with their surroundings, but at the same time in conflict with reality. Characteristic for the photographs is Hesselberg’s staging of the state of humanity, marked by a physical limitation of the freedom … Continue reading ║ Susanna Hesselberg ║