Richard G. Carlsson, Ataxia /Disorder
SKF/Konstnärshuset proudly presents Ataxia/Disorder, a solo exhibition by Richard G. Carlsson, featuring a suite of newly produced paintings.
Ataxia/Disorder refers to the winding course that an artistic process can take; the associative paths that at times can seem illogical, with unforeseen personal encounters, expressions and distractions opening poetic doors to the unexpected.
Richard G. Carlsson’s painting is often characterized by a reflective approach focusing on the visualization of the act of seeing, and on the fundamental preconditions of painting as well as the relationship between expression and representation – how the material both represents itself, and is, the same time, used as a means of describing something else.
G. Carlsson describes his painting in the following manner:
… A low-key, minimal pictorial idiom where diverging notions are both set in contrast to each other and brought together. Reality, in the form of an abstract painting, and paint as a tangible, physical object is set against an illusory reality; a painterly light relationship against the illusion of a light situation in a room. The abstract, that opens itself out towards the exhibition space and demands active participation of the viewer, encounters a painted depiction of a studio interior, that, with its spatial illusion, offers the viewer access to another space. This results in a pictorial feedback of sorts that I find fascinating.
Richard G. Carlsson, was born in 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon, and studied at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm from 1988 to 1993. R. G. Carlsson has frequently exhibited in solo shows and participated in group exhibitions in Sweden – Färgfabriken, Bonniers Konsthall, among other venues – as well as abroad.
For more information: http://www.richardgcarlsson.com
Celia Prado, curator, artistic director SKF