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In defence of a man of no importance

Posted in art by Possum of Possum's blogg on October 20, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Digitally enhanced drawing.

Akropolis/Metropolis

Posted in architecture by Possum of Possum's blogg on September 14, 2010

Long time – no blogging, i thought i’d upload a few images from a project i made at the chalmers school of architecture last term. The title of the project was akropolis/metropolis and, briefly explained, it consisted of a housing project on top of a commercial/public development in downtown Gothenburg where a portion of the city with great water contact is up for exploitation due to a new traffic situation.

The project related to the postmodern urbanist trends in the municipal plan by exagerating the mixed styles sought after in the development plan for the adjacent blocks and turning it in to a vertical mix of functions and styles.

As i’m a fan of complexity (especially in an urban context) 0ne concept certainly wasn’t enough, the housing project was directed especially at single young academics who work a lot and are interested in experiencing the positive sides of collective living without the many of the major drawbacks, it also explored the possibility of advertising on facades with windows to help fund otherwise rather exclusive forms of accomodation. In fact there were even more concepts at work than that, but i think a hint at the complexity of the project will have to do since i’m far to tired to write allready.

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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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boi balenciaga

Posted in Uncategorized by Possum of Possum's blogg on June 26, 2009

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word has come about that i’m an angel

Posted in art, erotic by Possum of Possum's blogg on June 25, 2009

But i’m really a social realist, hence – art

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Actually i'm très bourgois

I’ve decided my vavourite word is autoerotic asphixiation.

I made this image listening to a description of the life and works of Jean Paul Sartre, thus i named it Très bourgouise, his favourite badmouthing.

I thought it’d make a nice t-shirt.

Techteur

Posted in Uncategorized by Possum of Possum's blogg on January 16, 2009

dear readers…if any are left, long time no blog

I’ve been working on my new website, www.techteur com and on a threadless proposal, that is- a t-shirt proposal…

if you want you can help me get the t-shirt printed by clicking this link, signing up for threadless, wich is free, and scoring the tee really high…

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threadless proposal - cartouche