“Mammasonen Döttras Och Barnet Födas” (”The Mother-Son Daughtered And The Child Being Born”) is an interplay between the visual and the textual in an attempt to try to understand the ambiguity of biological identity vis a vis social identity within family ties, and how that affects ideas such as responsibility, rights, guilt, innocense, and more. The word "tie" is central to the exhibition. The woman is wistful, the halfnaked child mischievous, and their bond is alluded to through the text and the artworks. But who is the parent? — Leading to the question: what constitutes parenthood? When does parenthood occur? And when does parenthood dissolve? If ever. The play on language and the size of the artworks creates new meanings, and evokes situations where everything is fleeting and unstable.
"The aim of my work is to mirror confusion on themes of identity and self-image. I strive to create enhancements of those feelings and ideas by means of imagery in text and painting. My personal histories are interlaced with concepts of gender and parenthood. Recurring inquiries relate to the instability of the self: Can I be my mother’s father? Can my brother be my sister’s daughter? Am I the parent of myself as a child? In regard to my installations, the sum of seemingly disparate artworks produces exciting results. They create a cognitive dissonance, which differs from my original intent and increase my feelings of incoherence in relation to my subject matter. An exhibition becomes a perplexing ‘gestalt’, which emboldens me to explore my motifs in new ways."
2011-2014 BFA fine art, Kunstakademiet, Oslo
2013 Hochschule für grafik und buchkunst, Prof. Heribert Ottersbach, Leipzig
2009-2011 Fri Konst, Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm
2008-2009 Bild och Form Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm