Current Exhibition at Stockholm’s Gallery Niklas Belenius: Karl Norin “Think for me, please”
Karl Norin “Think for me, please” Gallery Niklas Belenius October 5 – November 3, 2013
Gallery Niklas Belenius is pleased to announce the opening of Stockholm based artist Karl Norin's (1982) first solo exhibition. The show consist of a number of everyday objects such as worn down sheets, cheap rugs and colourful fake furs compressed and polished into a sleek surface and mounted onto wooden frames.
Unlike many contemporary painters Norin is unbothered with tradition. He is occupied with how the objects fade in and out of abstraction and how his low-tech process of casting paintings enables random compositions in eternity. In contrast to the historical legacy of abstract painting Norin uses abstraction as a tool to evoke associations and to disclose new meanings and hidden patterns. Norin is showing us that just like pictures can be used to represent objects, objects can be used to represent pictures of objects that resembles an image of worn-down sheets, cheap rugs and colorful fake furs.
Below, Karl Nori gives his answers to our “Daily Dozen” questionnaire.
What’s the best moment of your day? when i lose track of time
When I lose track of time.
Why do you work as an artist?
To make a living.
Which films, concerts, exhibits, or books have left a lasting impression on you?
2013 this far: Game of Thrones, Peep Show (TV Series), Miguel – Do you like drugs?, Pain & Gain, Dj George Costanza, The Hobbit, Spring Breakers, Kippenberger - Der Film, David guetta - She Wolf, Merlin Carpenter, Gta5, Jeff Koons, Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Where do you currently get ideas for your works?
From friends, internet, window shopping, art shows.
Which work(s) of art would you like to have in your possession?
L'Origine du monde (The Origin of the World) is an oil-on-canvas painted by French artist Gustave Courbet in 1866.
What do you do when you’re not occupied with art?
Do you sleep a lot?
Normal 8 hours.
Do you collect anything?
What is one of the most important things in your studio?
What do you like to eat, and what don’t you like?
I love food, I love to have issues with being served.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
Singer, businessman or junkie.
Name three creative individuals, from any era, with whom you’d gladly spend an evening.