Karin Johansson, 2020, Sweden
Observations from a distance
Observations from a Distance is a selection of works taking inspiration from the surroundings and memories of places and imaginary pictures. The names of pieces in the group hints at the landscapes and weather that inspired their making. At the same time titles of the pieces also to speak a more universal language, in order to invite to a broader understanding and varying interpretations. Observations from a Distance refers to working from this place of memory as well as the distant horizon lines of a place and landscape where time is often spent. Even in the studio, keeping a little distance from the work, to observe it from a distance, and try and allow the work to evolve and breathe for itself, in an attempt to observe rather than analyze, which is another type of distance. In the creative process of Karin Johansson gravity and balance are always central aspects in the work.