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My new iconoclasm – a clasm of icons

Posted in art by Possum of Possum's blogg on December 27, 2009

I’ve been somewhat fed up with the image i’ve used for presentation purposes for the passed year… so i made a new one inspired by eighties kitsch bookcovers, the band la roux, and my own vulgar tastes.

I am pink – because i am kind – because i fear.

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Art nouveau für eine alte jugend

Posted in Uncategorized by Possum of Possum's blogg on December 22, 2009

This is an illustration i made aout two months ago…i didn’t like it much then even though it took disgustingly long to make (probabely because i didn’t like what i began with and thus procrastinated finnishing it).

Any way, the theme, given me by my grand mecenats – “sprezzatura”, was art nouveau – the style that is. As the style as far as i know got it’s name from a magazine as did it’s german counterpart the Jugend style i thought it fitting to produce what i thought of as a magazine frontpage in a rather commercial style… the object depicted in the illustration, a middle age female body subjected to liposuction was my immediate association to “new art”  and “youth” ( for those not interested in bierwurst or art history jugend means youth in german).

“New art for an old youth” would be the mixed translation of the francogerman title… the letters are taken from the original jugend and art nouveau magazines.

kate moss… ish

Posted in art, erotic by Possum of Possum's blogg on December 20, 2009

Had a kate moss extravaganza for no special reason at all… ended up making this image..i think it might actually remind me more of italian or french models than of kate moss, it doesn’t look as awkward as she does, more sensual … any way…

simmetria

Posted in Uncategorized by Possum of Possum's blogg on December 6, 2009

You took

Posted in art by Possum of Possum's blogg on November 26, 2009

I could have spent for ever on this image but i decided to put it up in an unfinished state in stead.

Anyway, on the pretentious side, i feel i have rediscovered the therapeutic side of making images in the last years. Growing up with two therapist parents and having a real nag for over intellectualizing traumas and feelings i sometimes get absolutely stuck in analyzing events i still have to strong emotions about to really be able to distance myself sufficiently from them. At points where i find myself trying to distance myself from something that feels to threatening to turn my back on for even a second (for example for the purpose of dinstancing my self from them) making images of the feelings as one does in art therapy often makes me able to see sides of them i otherwise wouldn’t have dared glance at. Well here’s depressing image number one anyway; you took

On the same note, i’m currently working on a larger project, an abstrat image..or actually more like  four images of four stages in life surrounding death (not your own death of obviously or it would have said preceding since i’m not a big fan of the whole afterlife thing) but the experience of losing people close to you.. or to be moderately personal..losing my mother. I’m aware that it sounds somewhat depressing or pretentious but i think i have sufficient distance in that case to actually find it mostly interesting to reflect on what happens to your perception of time and the organization of your thoughts at traumatic times in hour life… the most depressing part of it actually…witch is in itself a bit depressing… is constructing the last image/phase that concerns how your life comes together afterwards…

A Darker Rococo

Posted in art by Possum of Possum's blogg on November 8, 2009

The two latest images commissioned by sprezzatura. The theme is commentary on an excerpt from a rather wellknown diary kept by one of the ministers of louis XV’s court, the comte d’argenson.

The excerpt in my own translation: The Dauphin (crown prince) and the princesses become melancholic and devote them selves without constraints to their peculiar taste; they wont see and will never speak to others: they love to talk of death and catafalks; in the dark antechamber they amuse themselves by playing quadrille in the light of a yellow wax candle, and with delight they tell each other: “Nous sommes morts” (we are dead).

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slightly pornographic architecture

Posted in architecture, art, erotic by Possum of Possum's blogg on October 29, 2009

A whimsical folly

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spurred by sudden need for free art..i produced… porn

 

I’ve been working on something quite apart from what i show on this blog the last two weeks, facades and plans for a renewal of and addition to a student home in gothenburg.. i’ve hardly had time to breathe…  so now i breathe, and intend to go at it with more images…

Crying Possum – Hidden Panda

Posted in art by Possum of Possum's blogg on October 9, 2009

Two more images comissioned by Sprezzatura, for more on that see previous posts.

These two images were inspired bu the common fable theme in eighteenth century art, such as it is exhibited in the many adaptions of Fontains fables and in the butterfly works of Charles Germain de Saint Aubin and by my recently failed relationship. You will be able to see the images full size and hear a little more about them at later date courtesy of Sprezzatura.

Crying Possum

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Hidden Panda

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Fragonard dans l’hôpital

Posted in art, erotic by Possum of Possum's blogg on October 7, 2009

The second comission by sprezzatura, a hospital theme just like the last one but this time in conjunction with another eighteenth century artist, Fragonard – my own suggestion.

As with the last 0ne: If you like the image and would really like to be notified if it becomes available as a print ( there’s been talk of it) just mail me at techteur@gmail.com and i’ll save your adress and notify you.

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Hôpital Watteau

Posted in architecture, art by Possum of Possum's blogg on October 6, 2009

The first image i recently made as a commission for coming web- magazine Sprezzatura, made by two boys who found me through this very blog (you can see their comments on earlier posts). The image will be published in full size by sprezzatura later (probabely in quite a long time). If you like the image and would really like to be notified if it becomes available as a print ( there’s been talk of it) just mail me at techteur@gmail.com and i’ll save your adress and notify you.

The next image commissioned by sprezzatura can be seen here soon, probabely this week.

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The images have been made according to themes construed by me and the commisioners together, the theme of this one is a commentary on what a hospital designed by the french early eighteenth century artist Antoine Watteau might look like. As you can see, my interpretation of the theme is not very literal but rather symbolic, for more on that you’ll have to read their publication.