Torbjörn Vejvi: Standing in one space looking into another
Sunday, Dec 14, 2014
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This series of handmade painted sculptures is inspired by Torbjörn Vejvi’s childhood reflections. The installation attempts to control and minimize the chaos of memory and emotion, sparse and scattered when interpreted from an adult perspective, through a balance of abstraction and realness.
Vejvi represents fragmented narratives such as that of a grown man living in his parent’s attic, unable to interact with passersby below, to another of a cryptic castle turned museum where rooms were staged to show the former splendor of past inhabitants. These scenarios are portrayed through playful, mysterious depictions that are personal, social, and psychological in nature. It is through these recollections that Vejvi simulates the unstable yet fluid negotiations between past experience and memory.
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This installation is part of the continuing independent programming of Alice Könitz's Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), currently occupying the Armory's Caldwell Gallery as part of The Fifth Wall: Tom Friedman, Evan Holloway, Farrah Karapetian, Alice Könitz, Marco Rios, Corinna Schnitt, Artur Żmijewski.
The Fifth Wall and the rotating exhibits inside LAMOA is made possible by a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.