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My artistic practice is predominantly three-dimensional, I think in sculpture, but I’m no sculptor, and the finished work is often more than two-dimensional. Art, I believe should be considered as a reflective process in which the artwork is seen as a means rather than an end in itself. The work reaches its full … Read More
My artistic practice is predominantly three-dimensional, I think in sculpture, but I’m no sculptor, and the finished work is often more than two-dimensional. Art, I believe should be considered as a reflective process in which the artwork is seen as a means rather than an end in itself. The work reaches its full potential when it successfully become a way to understand oneself and the world, a way to conduct a conversation with oneself and with others, a way of accumulating knowledge.

I usually work in projects or series containing multiple works, often in a variety of media but always grouped around a specific theme or concept. With this theme or concept as a starting-point an idea or maybe just a sentence is evoked. By freely exploring its potential, I try to provide this idea or meaning with a vehicle or space that can be filled with an atmosphere, an emotion, a gesture, a narrative, or just a sense of being.
Many of my projects involve investigating things, especially objects used by people in different ways. These objects transformations, the moment of perception and the abstract’s residence within the concrete, man and her relationship to herself and her objects are ever present in my work even though people rarely occur. By providing the object with a new context, I try to load the concrete with a certain type of metaphysics. In my method, I try to constantly maintain a high degree of playfulness, for me the process of making a work overlaps with the urge to simplify it, to push it to it’s extreme, an extreme you can find in the unspectacular or perhaps in certain kind of silence.

Reading, documentation and especially assorting ideas, sketches and works is a central part of my method. I use it to record, remap and translate the idea or sentence into something else. During this process of transformation, quite often the idea or concept ends up as nothing more than an echo of it’s former self. However the end result turns out, my aim is always to create work that show different perspectives to this preconceived idea or concept. During the work and production of the artwork, new ideas arise, which in turn leads on to new works, perhaps within the current project or to an entirely new body of work.

// Johan Unga (140825)
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Member Since: Jan 18, 2012