I've been obsessed with the idea of sculpturally combining industry and architecture with the human body for years. The more practical work of building up our factory space at Ifö Center is needed, important and all consuming. That being said, I forced myself to take a break from the real-life infrastructure labor to focus on my art - which is the intended use of the space. It's been such a pleasure to spend my days noodling around with wax, plaster, silicon and porcelain. Nothing is finished-finished but I've had enough success with it to know that I want to continue down this rabbit hole until duty calls me back to wall building, plumbing and general custodial duties. My career has not been defined by a mastery of any particular style or material, which has its drawbacks in terms of having an instantly recognizable aesthetic - but I feel that being able to really explore new materials and methods of expression is worth it. Slip casting in porcelain is the shit. I love it so far and I've only just begun. Soon I will attempt my first bronze casting with the help of friends. Life is good in my little corner...hope yours is acceptable.
Hello visitor. I don't have much to blog about presently but I thought I could at least point you toward our relatively new - and still very much under construction - artist collective Ifö Center! We are a small group of 5 people in charge of a massive factory space which is on the upper floors of Ifö Ceramics in Bromölla, Sweden. We have an enormous exhibition hall, a smaller gallery, and a very large space which will be subdivided for various art production uses and workshops. As it stands now, we will have one artist in residence per year. Our first resident was the contextual muralist ROA, who painted the facade of one of the buildings in the factory park. We offer guided tours, exhibitions and workshops (primarily concrete, for now). If you're ever in the neighborhood, send us a message.