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Weather IV

Weather IV

Polyester gum, steel, concrete
136 × 74 × 19 cm cm
2019
€1200
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Introduction

Edith Karlson has created a series of clouds made of polyester resin that, when placed on a windowsill, pleasantly refract light and allow the sky to be seen in a different way from the inside the room. The series of clouds (consisting of works actually titled “Weather”: “Weather I”, “Weather II”, “Weather III”, “Weather IV”, “Weather V”, “Weather VI”) is inspired by the artist’s desire to “paint” the sky into space. The result of the experiment is fascinating, clouds are both dark and covered in sunlight, both ominously rainy and brightly translucent. The artist introduces her process: “I like foggy clouds very much, but when I was making them, I realised fogginess is beautiful. But it is even more beautiful when just the slightest ray of hope comes through from somewhere – something blue or yellow.” The series of clouds is the artist’s attempt to bring the real, the crispness and lightness of the outside into the room.

installation, sculpture

About the artist

Edith Karlson (b.1983) is a sculptor and installation artist based in Tallinn, where she is also a teacher at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She acquired her BA (2006) and MA (2008) degrees at the Installation and Sculpture department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Karlson’s sculptures and installations resemble Medieval relics, as well as funky circus troupes and phantasmagoric nightmares, where the old and new worlds clash in one apocalyptic vision. The artist’s works have been described as dark fairy tales, as they tend to look like fun playrooms full of monstrous creatures. They all seem to be tools for creating allegories of strong human emotions and fears surfacing from the deep dark pit of the unconscious.

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