Minnesota Artist (°2001, Minneapolis, United States) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, her artworks references post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.
Her artworks are characterised by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middleclass mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By applying abstraction, she creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
Her works doesn’t reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, she often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation.
Her works demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves.
My work explores the relationship between Pre-raphaelite tenets and life as performance.
With influences as diverse as Blake and Miles Davis, new variations are synthesised from both orderly and random meanings.
Ever since I was a pre-adolescent I have been fascinated by the theoretical limits of the moment. What starts out as hope soon becomes corrupted into a cacophony of greed, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the prospect of a new order.
As intermittent forms become distorted through studious and repetitive practice, the viewer is left with a clue to the darkness of our culture.