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#169 Lateral InversionBy Johan Söderström

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US$ 2,200



Construction Filler, Filler on board, oak frames

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Dimensions: 84cm (H) x 128cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 33.1" (H) x 50.4" (W) x 1.6" (D)

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


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Artist Statement

64 (W) x84 (H) cm each, installation dimensions variable | Filler, oak frame

Lateral in this context means sideways. The works in the diptych are done with the left and the right-hand drawing in the wet filler simultaneously.

The human body, as most organic life forms are symmetrical around a centric axe. There is something uncanny about the mirrored shape that grows sideways in opposite directions apparently out of nothing. The mirror motif is common in horror fiction. Accordingly to psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, our sense of self develops by watching ourselves in the mirror and perceiving ourselves as objects in the world about us. Moreover, there is always something barred in our minds; the subconscious is never fully accessible. Parts of ourselves seems to exceed our subjectivity, belong to something external, out of reach, but at the same time influencing us.


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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