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#113 SpreadBy Johan Söderström

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US$ 2,200



Construction Filler, Filler on board, oak frame

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Dimensions: 123cm (H) x 90cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 48.4" (H) x 35.4" (W) x 2" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

90 (W) x123 (H) cm | Filler, oak frame

Spread is a series of work which composition is made by pressing down the filler and letting it form itself, much like rolling out dough. To roll was the first verb on Richard Serra's Verb List. It functioned as a kind of manifest for Serra's way of producing sculptures. To spread is also on the list. It´s about making art by exposing a material to different kinds of forces.

The image on the surface also functions as a cross-section of a potential three-dimensional form, which would continue outwards into the room, and do so inwards into the work. A perceived image is always a cross-section of the sum of light beams passing through a plane, or a screen, at a certain moment. All my works deals with the relationship between images and the real world. An image is a two-dimensional sign, an unsubstantial idea, that needs to be presented in physical matter, a three-dimension reality, to exist.

The series is about the fact that pressure is defining how everything is shaped. The form of an object is a description of the different pressures, or forces, working upon it. The same goes for all phenomena, like societies and personalities. The pressures working on us is revealed in how we act and present ourselves.


Artist Profile

Born: 1969
Hometown: Stockholm
Based in: Oslo

I am interested in process-based painting and the profound human solitude. While exploring one thing, I sometimes try to formulate something about the other.

My work is made from construction filler in oak frames. I have developed a unique technique, where I insert 6 mm thick layers of grey and white …


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