The character of my paintings is often changing, like light or wind. As though something were seeking a more appropriate form. Always asking: what exactly is it within ourselves which is trying to break free?
I often refer to my work as a finding of points of encounter. The ricochets for my paintings are often stimulated by a visual observation from daily life, loaded with some psychological or societal theme. The stepping in something subconscious of the image interests me. Creating an image can be a process where something significant becomes visible.
An observation can be found, for example, in the multitude of things in our world. It can be a truck filled with stacks of buckets, clinging to each other. Or a fairground claw machine filled with hidden prizes, lizard-like, fragile and transient creatures. The domineering and stark claw waits for the next player to succeed.
Obstacle brings together paintings from different series from the past few years.
Photos: Hanna Råst