Solo Show at Zetterberg Gallery, Ludvikinkatu 3-5, Helsinki 2.-18.11.2018
Open tue-fri 14-19, sat-sun 12-15,
Group Show, Considering Finland, Port25, Mannheim & Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany, 10.11.2018-13.1.2019.
I will be showing photographs and 3d-sculptures from the Venus-series (2017).
Madonna & Child, 2018, ink-jet print on Vinyl, 185 x 155 cm
This piece was created in connection with my a solo show at the Kunstverein Ruhr in Essen. The Essen Kathedral holds a very old golden Madonna & Child Statue and the gallery is located in the inner city on the border of the bit shadier area with the sex shops.
Martyr, 2018, polyamide 3d-print , brass, 38 x 12 x 8 cm, photo © Lukas Vogt
Untitled (self-portrait), 2018, inkjet-print, 42 x 55 cm
This piece was inspired by a sertain renessance painting of the head of st. John the Babtist.
Broken (female hand), 2017, Sculpture, Giluform weiss plaster, natural size.
photo © Lukas Vogt 2018
High Rider, 2018, polyurethane, 24 carat gold leaf,
24 x 12,5, x 3 cm, photo © Lukas Vogt
This version from 2013 plays with the origin of the piece, the barbidoll. That’s were the pinkish flesh color idea came from. The material is pigmented polyurethane cast with some pigmented enamel varnish on it.
Still-Life, 2018, plaster, pigments, light coating of 2-komponent acrylic varnish/paint, photo © Lukas Vogt
Artist & Model, 2017, 3d color print, 17 x 70 x 36 cm.
In this work I’m portraying myself in the double role of the creator of art works and as the muse for them. The Art work crate is representing my power and I’m sitting on it in the classic pose of the Thinker by Rodin.
Dream Team, 2017, 3d color print, 17 x 16 x 14 cm
The idea for this work came from David Elliot and Felicien Rops who made a painting called pornocrates in the 1878.
The Dream Team might sound sarcastic but actually it’s stated as a matter of fact. Men and women are forever bound together without the other we wouldn’t be. It looks like a power play where the woman is ruling the man but actually she is following him in blind fold and the chain is holding them together forever.
Artist & Curator, 2017, 3d color print, 17 x 14 x 14 cm
The idea for this work came after working with curator David Elliot on the 56th October Salon in Belgrade. Power seems to be the theme in all of the miniature 3d-prints, as also in this one. Artist, curators and gallerists are in many ways dependant on each other. Maybe it would have been better to choose a female curator in order to avoid the cliche of an older man and a younger female D/S-play but for me it was important that the work was based on an actual encounter.
Venus#1, 2013, inkjet-print on vinyl, 200 x 155 cm
A text written by David Elliot in connection with the exhibition. Download the text
Venus, exhibition view, 2017, Zetterberg Gallery, Helsinki
Venus #2, 2016, inkjet-print on vinyl, 200 x 155 cm
Venus #3, 2016, inkjet-print on vinyl, 200 x 155 cm
Venus #4, 2016, inkjet-print on vinyl, 200 x 155 cm
Venus #5, 2017, inkjet-print on vinyl, 200 x 155 cm
Venus #6, 2017, inkjet-print on vinyl, 200 x 155 cm
Venus #7, 2017, inkjet-print on vinyl, 200 x 155 cm
Venus #8, 2017, inkjet-print on vinyl, 200 x 155 cm
Venus (invitation, foldable poster), 2017, Laser-print, 42,6 x 30,3 cm
For the Venus exhibition I made a foldable double sided invitation poster. The other side had this image and the other, one of the Venus images. The idea was to give visual background info to the visitors. The mind map like collage has images that I found inspiring during the making of the Venus images. Some images I might have used as a direct inspiration some are more vague references.