Composition I

wall paper 300 x 400 cm / 150 x 220 cm pigment print / 100 x 150 cm, pigment print / 2019

Composition I is a work that consists of the following images:

Self-portrait as a Dog
Portrait of my Imaginary Dog
Pastiche after the painting “Den trogna hunden på Maria kyrkogård” by Carl Stefan Bennet

The work focuses on the theme of identification and asks what happens when the artist is portrayed as a dog and the humanisation of the dog is reversed? Who will identify with whom and why?

The work “Composition I (Self-portrait as a dog, Portrait of my Imaginary Dog and Pastiche after the painting “Den trogna hunden på Maria kyrkogård” by Carl Stefan Bennet)” was debuted in September 2019 in Kuopio Art Museum, Finland as part of the first M_itä? Biennale of Contemporary Art.