Jesper Bror Palmqvist, Born 1996, Bjursås, Dalarna
In my practice, I work with identity as a form of therapy. Undefinable and queer identities interest me and I investigate how these identities are conditioned in society through aesthetics, materiality and narrative structures. I start with my own biography and let relationships, structures and systems I encounter move between the private and the public in my art.
Through different media such as painting, film, installation and sculpture, I look for loopholes to escape the heterosexual and white logic that dominates the public. In my work, I place great emphasis on material selection and tonality. I take objects, scenes, folklore, and documents loaded with their own history from my surroundings and let my additions form another layer. The conceptual and the intuitive are included here as two elements that complement and inform each other. Distributing a story over several layers gives my works an opportunity to create their own language with the viewer and thereby supersede judgments.