Swedish artist Jonas Liveröds work is a dizzying journey where impermanence, materiality, sexuality, indulgence, distorted realities and alternate storylines share a crowded space. This body of work spans a wide range of mediums including sculpture, collages, textile works, large-scale installations, porcelain, found footage and wax works among other things. Liveröd moves between blunt expressions and subtle detail, the straight-forward and the enigmatic, navigating the border between fact and fiction. As a fan of what could be called marginal phenomena, he explores and is influenced by subjects such as religious cults, love crimes, borderline architecture, pilgrimages, misplaced art history, fringe collectors, folklore fakes, visionary failures, sideshow science and modernism gone wrong.
He talks of mistake, misunderstanding and misdirection as forms of inspiration and practical direction in art. His aims and processes are not of conviction and progress but of doubt and questioning, of despair and wonder.
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