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by Sally Kindberg

The history of painting has always captured the spirit of its era, and my work is no different. I am researching the contemporary phenomenon of an age of ‘awkwardness’, where information and images are floating around on the Internet in no particular order.  I am interested in the viewer’s prejudices and assumptions towards what they are looking at and how the viewer can overcome their initial preconceptions, especially when it comes totaste. What is the relationship between prejudice, fantasy and making assumptions through lack of knowledge. How do we make connections through patterns in both language and image?

In relation to my paintings I create settings with objects. The objects, on the other hand, serve to organize the paintings, in space for the viewer – they direct your relationship with them in both a physical and intellectual way. There is a visual force that is at once incongruous yet magnetic. The work is a series of tense relationships confused by the historical weight embedded within painting.

Swedish born artist living and working in London.