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THE SPACE IN TIME WHILE THE DISASTER IS HAPPENING, NOT BEFORE, NOT AFTER BUT EXACT THAT MOMENT. THERE LIES MY FOCUS. I SCRATCH IT DOWN THOROUGHLY BIT BY BIT SLOWLY AND METHODICALLY WITH SMALL MARKS OF BLACK FELT PEN REPEATING AND REPEATING.
METAPHORS IS ONE OF MY WAYS OF TRANSLATION. CATASTROPHES AND FAILURE ON A VERY PERSONAL LEVEL ON ONE HAND AND ON A GREATER LEVEL ON THE OTHER AND CROSS RELATING THE TWO IS NOURISHING ME. CHAOS IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT IN MY PROCESS AND IT’S ABILITY TO CONTROL. CATASTROPHE AS AN ESTHETIC IS CONSTANTLY PRESENT. THE MOMENT WHEN EVERYTHING IS KNOCKED DOWN WHEN NOTHING HAS THE ABILITY TO GO BACK TO WHAT IT ONCE WERE AND THE POSSIBILITY THAT LIES IN THAT. THE ULTIMATE AND HORRIFYING SUBLIME MOMENT THAT A CATASTROPHE CAN BE IS THE CORE OF MY INTEREST (PRACTICE). VIOLENCE IS VERY PRESENT. VIOLENCE AS A NATURE FORCE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. I HAVE TIED THESE TOGETHER AND THEY WORK SIDE BY SIDE IN MY PRACTICE. TO HIDE AND TO KEEP A SECRET, THESE ARE PHENOMENAS THAT I CONSTANTLY HAVE CONTACT WITH. MAPPING OUT COMPONENTS IS ONE OF MY TOOLS CONSTANTLY SEEKING AND FINDING SUBJECTS, MATERIALS, POLARITIES IS HOW THE INVESTIGATION IS CONDUCTED SEEING ALL MY PIECES AS A COMPONENT INSTEAD AS A SOLITARY. THE LABOUR INTENSITY HAS A GREAT IMPORTANCE AND IS TIED TO CLASS GENDER AND A WAY OF SLOWING DOWN MY MOTIVE CAPTURING AGAIN THE SPAN OF TIME WHERE MY INTEREST LIES.

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Född 1981 i Växjö
Lever och verkar i Göteborg

Utbildning:

2011 Master i Fri Konst, Konsthögskolan Valand
2009 Kandidat i Fri Konst, Konsthögskolan Valand

Soloutställningar:

2011 O, Rotor I, Göteborg
2010 Idyllen, Malmö

Grupputställningar:

2011- 2012 Stipendiater 2011 Anna-Lisa Thomson till minne, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala
2011 Boxiennal, Galleri Box, Göteborg
2011 Dirty and Clean, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg
2010 Trust + Mistake, Göteborgs Stadsmuseum, Göteborg
2009- 2010 Drawing so far, Teckningsmuseet i Laholm, Laholm
2009 Oh no long day, Valand, Göteborg

Stipendier:

2011 Anna-Lisa Thomson till minne
2011 Eric Ericssons fond
2011 Carl Larsson stipendiet

Publicerad:
2011 Biz&Art, nr 17
2011 Jarko solo zines: Sofie Karp O