Erosie - Stockholm, Sweden
Silkscreen print, edition of 50
Destination: Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 24 - 28 February, 2014
approx. 27.5"h x 19.75"w, 70cm x 50cm
“I try to be as unprepared as possible before leaving on a trip, only packing my bag at the very last moment. I like doing this because it allows me to not make any real expectations about where I’m going, and leave it open as a surprise. The Swedish landscape, the fraction of what I’ve seen, ended up being the biggest surprise for me. The landscape itself but also how the people live on it has made the most impression on me. I love the contrast between the city and the nature. Within no time you get from the heart of the city to being in the middle of nature, surrounded by lakes, trees and huge rocks.
I’m a big fan of post-war architecture, the mix between utopian ideas, straight forward building techniques and visual, illustrative and graphic elements appeals to me. Even though Stockholm wasn’t bombed in the Second World War there was a considerable amount of post-war influences which I recognized, next to the more old and traditional architecture. I have made the final artwork to be an extension of my other work. I want it to both be a personal image as well as a collage of impressions, found patterns, structures and some drawings of my stay in Stockholm. All mixed up in coherent way.”