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#391 FringesBy Johan Söderström

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US$ 1,300



Construction Filler, Filler | oak panel

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Dimensions: 85cm (H) x 64cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 33.5" (H) x 25.2" (W) x 2" (D)

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


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Artist Statement

I made this work by pressing my fingers from below down in the wet filler, like reaching over the edge of a tall table.

It can vaguely resemble marks from hands reaching out, trying to pull the painting inside the wall when mounted—almost imitating a scene in a horror movie. The fringes mean the outer and lesser important part of an area or a group. This work might remind us that dispossessed, marginalised, and repressed groups won't remain invisible forever. An unjust system is not sustainable.

It may also speak about the notion that what is at the centre isn't always what's most important. The framework, the border that defines what is included and excluded, might be any systems most prominent feature.


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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