Nationalism and the Nordic Imagination.

Populist ideology tends to build on an idealized image of a chosen people, which is located in a similarly idealized landscape, that is, a ‘heartland. On imagining and painting landscapes, political, social, economical and emotional feelings are connected in an intricate mesh. Landscapes are complex identities n the process of landscape painting the idealization is a form of nostalgia that generated a dramatic emotion and connects the idealized image with the viewer in the form of a created memory.dramaten

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Make America great again

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Work Title: Portrait of a Swedish traveller. Romanticising history.

Medium, Technique, Material: Oil on canvas

Work Description:

The painting is an original 17 Century portrait, to which a notation has been added. ‘To articulate what is past does not mean to recognize “how it really was’. It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger’. Donald Trump’s campaign slogan idealized the past in a dangerous way that focused on conjuring unrealistic and occasionally blatantly false images of a shining past, free of fault.

3 METERS TALL PIÑATA. Trump with small hands.

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The Reform Club London

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HANDMADE DESIGN CUFFLINKS

– I just finished a small collection of handmade cufflinks. Fashion Lovers: the cufflinks can be purchased here!

THE NEW STUDIO IN STOCKHOLM

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– A new year, a new adventure! I’m now working in my new studio in Sweden.

IN THE STUDIO

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STORIES OF LEGEND

– Preview of my work in the upcoming issue of Serendipity Magazine.

A DECEMBER PRIVATE VIEW

THE ARCHANGEL

– Impressions from the studio. I was just adding some finishing touches to an oil on canvas painting of St Michael.