Ida Ekblad

“Ida Ekblad’s chance-based art practice is a literal reflection of her peripatetic methodology, a special kind of no-holds-barred urban folk art. The production of her sculptures, paintings, music and poetry revolves around ‘drifts’ taken around the cities in which she will be making the work. Like a scavenger on a mission to extract essential, survival sustenance out of the discarded remains of contemporary culture, Ekblad collects materials on her walks, sifting through piles of rubble from demolished buildings and industrial heaps of metal.” –

The L, The LL, The Lapis Lazuli Night Ocean Return Without And Without Hesitate

Dusty Dry On The Tongue Swallowed SomeDubbed

Although her exploration of remains, discarded and found objects do parallel somewhat with the themes that I am attempting to investigate with my work, it the composition of Ida Ekblads work that I am most interested in. The assemblage of ambiguous objects that offer an abstract, unknown narrative is what I find to be most intriguing about these pieces. She forces the viewer to read into the relationships between these objects, relationships that may or may not exist, by arranging them together on one single plane.


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