Swedish Artist Rasimus Exhibit,
Self-portrait with dog, acrylic paint/wood intersection on cloth and drawings.
The exhibit features drawings, large-scale woodblock prints, video and animation by Rasimus.
“It’s the art of ‘making’ and having ‘fun’ (to a point),” he said.
Rasimus elaborates in his artist’s statement: “I draw constantly. I see my art as an uninterrupted series of images, like individual frames in an ongoing movie. I chose some images to develop into more elaborate scenes. Since 2002 I have made large scale wood-block prints on canvas or paper. I often show the wood-block itself, the resulting canvas or large paper-print, and the series of drawings form where the imagery originated, together. The labor, the processes and the continuous flow of ideas are important aspects of my work. I reinterpret figures, situations and imagery from mass-media and literature to fit ‘my movie’ and hope that I am able to create a coherent personal story that is of interest to others as well as me.”
When asked how he started in the art world, Rasimus responded, “It just happened … don’t know how … all of a sudden the time flew and it’s been 22 years since my first art school. I’m surprised myself and this is my job?!”
Adiue, Adijo ...hehe.
Rasimus currently runs a collaborative art gallery, Galleri Se Konst, in Falun, Sweden.
He holds an M.F.A. from the Academy of Fine Arts in Umea, Sweden.
The exhibit will be on display through Friday, Nov. 27. Admission to the CFPA Gallery is free.
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