Jockum Nordstrom was born in 1963 in Stockholm, where he works and lives. His art has received wide international acclaim and his drawings and collages have been exhibited all over the world, including at the Tate Modern in London and the UCLA Hammer Museum. The Museum of Modern Art, New York has acquired his work for their permanent collection. He is represented by David Zwirner in New York.
Jockum Nordstromby Jockum Nordström (Artist), Annika Gunnarsson (Essay By), Brian Sholis (Essay By)
Pseudo-naive and funny, Jockum Nordström's works compress a bundle of simultaneous narratives in a single frozen frame. He says, "A single picture of mine may often be based on a multiple of originals. I am constantly looking at my immediate surroundings as well as books." Art, photographs, people, plants, architecture, patterns, textiles, sex, and history all play an important role in his compositions. His enigmatic scenes, rendered in drawings and mixed-media pieces in watercolor, gouache, and collage, seem at once old-fashioned and modern. Lucas Cranach and James Ensor are longstanding influences, as are folk art and Surrealism. His art seems to portray suppressed fantasies fighting their way into the consciousnesses of the flattened-out figures. Fantasy has the power to transform banal, alienating tasks into moments that shimmer with humor and poignancy.
- Steidl/Moderna Museet, Stockholm
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- 10.00(w) x 13.20(h) x 0.70(d)
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