I made you a good home
In a recurrent dream I find a rodent cage on top of my closet. I’ve forgotten its existence for months, maybe years. The animals run wild and have reproduced uncontrollably. I try to divide them into smaller metallic and plastic cages – just to stop the breeding. One has lain dead in its nest for a long time.
My charcoal drawings and installation base on the interest towards our relation to other species and the habit of building nature-like environments for us and to those others. How natural materials are seamlessly combined with plastic, metal and glass. Slippery and hard surfaces in which claws rustle and teeth sink into slower. Amidst these themes I’ve tried to shatter my ways of crafting images and tolerate the imperfectness of drawing.
What kind of values are mixed into a structure in which we try to provide special surroundings to a creature of another kind? Can they be assimilated to spaces made for ourselves and the way it feels in them?
Project Room, Helsinki 2017
By the methane sea
Let us say that instead of water there would flow methane. One would inhale hydrogen gas. To imagine something that is unattainable by both distance and circumstances.
I have recently thought about places that are so remote that almost anything can be imagined there. It is possible that we have never even been to these spheres.
And yet the shapes seem vaguely familiar. There is something animate in the almost inanimate form. Discarded shells that may once have been dwellings. Emptiness arises from the lack of prepared activities. Maybe this place is meant for another kind of intelligence.
I am only sure about one thing: it is quiet in here.
Kuvan Kevät, ex-Amos Anderson museum 2018
The mind is a room that has objects in it, a particular order. Picturing that room I struggle to find sensibility. Where is this place?
It’s not how I thought it would be.
This is not my beautiful house is a group of works that came from an effort to draw an understandable view out of elements that disintegrate just like that.
Odenplan metro station gallery Montern, Stockholm 2019
Dreams of spaces leading nowhere
Something I’ve seen while sleeping: spaces that have a logic of a feeling. Some have been with me since childhood, others new and oppressively exciting.
Series of works made during spring 2020.