Carin Ellberg turns everyday objects into romantic, humorous, yet serious narratives about home and identity attached to it.
Sunrise III, 2002
A large, round sun-like shape is hanging from the wall, sending its rays onto the floor. The round structure is brown, made from nylon stockings tied together and dipped in glue, starched and stiff. Spread out between the stockings are toys: cars, houses, figurines.
About the workThe sculpture is an elaborately executed landscape that Ellberg's own children might have helped construct. The 'rays' from the entangled nylons constitute rivers, hills and other scenic features while setting the stage for the toys' exploits.
Carin Ellberg's art in genralThe point of departure for Ellberg's art is immediate life, most often the home. Studying and grabbing objects from her environment she places them in drawings, paintings and installations. Her works typically comprise toys, clothes, kitchen utensils and furniture joined into unconventional objects which, although not something we would usually find in our homes, certainly are recognisable.
Carin Ellberg studied in 1984-89 at the Royal University College of Fine Arts and before that at Gerleborgsskolan (1981-83) and.....