During an internship at Indicum interior architects in 2021, I was in charge of curating and organising an exhibition to launch Indicum Studio, their brand new, explorational design program which exists to provide space for creative and artistic exploration.
In this project I chose to paint my own paintings. My paintings, which were the starting point for the exhibition, show an interpretation of Indicum’s work process in concept development. In line with Indium’s work process, I developed four different concepts, which I then interpreted in the form of paintings. I then chose to further develop two of the concepts that resulted in a painting each. The final concept became a mixture of these two concepts and resulted in two paintings titled “Forever Lost In Clown Land”.
The spatial design emerged with a starting point and inspiration taken from my paintings. Participating artists and their design objects were specifically chosen to let a vision of colour, texture and form emerge from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional space.
Participating artist: Emma Vo, Cecilia Tjärnberg, Linus Fridén, Klara Sandsjö and Anna Harström.
A big thank you also goes to Straight Design Studio and Ludvig Svensson Textiles who contributed with products to the exhibition.
THE WICKED GAME
I am interested in considering how the fashion world and media has received criticism for the way it portrays human perfection and the negative effect it can have on people. My project The Wicked Game explores this theme.
The Wicked game consist of a series of self-portraits which I have distorted and manipulated digitally to question how much photos of models and celebrities are being altered before being published. Once again I challenge ideal beauty and question what we are doing to achieve a “perfect” look, image and body.
Whilst working on this project I have been inspired by photographers such as André Kertesz and his series Distortions which shows female nude bodies which are distorted using reflections and mirrors. Surrealist painter Salvador Dali and his paintings of distorted objects and bodies have also been a source of inspiration.