#291-292 Avatar

#291-292 Avatar

64x84 cm | Filler, oak frame

  • About

    The word avatar has several meanings. It could be that a person embodies something external, or it could be an image that represents a person. Both definitions problematize the self as a coherent unit. Perhaps it is possible to see the body as an avatar for the subject, the understanding of the self through language, and that it at the same time manifests something external within the boundaries of the self. And thus the way to break the subject's alienation from the outside world does not go through rational analysis but through bodily presence. But that this presence is not limited to the biological body, but can also include other material extensions of this, loaded with a robust identification. Like a driver in a car, or a person interacting with the outside world through its digital alter ego.

  • Press

    Press is a compilation of works made by pressing down the filler with a horizontal plane, thus expanding it outwards.

    Reminiscent of Richard Serra's Verb List I use simple and clearly defined actions to shape the filler in my works. This method ensures there are non-cognitive aspects of the production process, which allows for unknown elements to enter.

  • Roll

    Roll is a compilation of work made by rolling the filler until it reaches the depth of the rim of the frame. The method of letting a single action shape the work is reminiscent of Richard Serra's Verb List. It functioned as a kind of manifest for Serra's way of producing sculptures. To roll is first on the list. It´s about making art by simply exposing a matter to different kinds of forces.

kr20,000.00Price

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Johan Söderström | Grenseveien 9b, Oslo, Norway

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