"In my work as an artist, drawing is the most basic tool for concretising thoughts and ideas. As a highly visual person, I use drawing almost as a form of note-taking. A direct expression that can move the mind to other questions and places. I work with sketchy painting in media such as gouache, pastels, ink and coloured pencils.
In technical terms, I shift between different temperaments. From drawing with pigment on my fingers to detailed creation with long, narrow brushes and calligraphy pens. The images often take the form of zoomed-in portraits with a kind of abstracted visor. Clusters of movements and forms which – unlike the pictorial elements – are created without further planning.
My thoughts revolve around three forms of consciousness: internal, external and digital. There is a willingness to understand other people and oneself from a perspective of our time. Would you be who you are today a thousand years ago? Shifts between being a head, a body, or a pair of eyes with a scrolling thumb."
Bachelor’s degree in fine arts 2015, Academy of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Portrait photo: Evelina Sjöström