Svava Thordis Juliusson
OUROBOROS, etc., (Bitter as Her Name)
May 12 - July 15, 2018
The objects in Juliusson’s practice emerge out of a kind of ritual, repeated until the artist feels she knows why or that there is enough. There is a confluence of ideas and actions within this new body of work, manifesting through the urgency of making and relies on the conceptual premise of the multiple as a way to both accentuate and blur the original source. The specific ideas are left similarly obscured, but Juliusson aims to articulate a response to the politics of today, and conversely the elusiveness of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), while also exploring a personal narrative and that is formless and unnamed.
Ouroboros, etc., (Bitter as Her Name) aligns, and challenges recent work within Juliusson’s practice, wherein she explores the tension that occurs when chance meets potential, through the manipulation of commonplace and industrial materials. Her studio investigations are purposefully intuitive; the sculptural objects that develop refer to the physical act of drawing a line in space, the substance of a particular colour, or the shape of an abstracted form. The process of attaching one thing to another until a familiar shape emerges coincides or collides with ideas around landscape, domestic spaces and physical gestures.