Carin Ellberg

CARIN ELLBERG

WHEN MOMMY IS PLAYING


 

Carin Ellberg turns everyday objects into romantic, humorous, yet serious narratives about home and identity attached to it.

Sunrise III, 2002

 

CARIN ELLBERG Sunrise III, 2002


Description

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 work
The 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.
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Carin Ellberg's art in genral
The 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.
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Carin Ellberg

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Carin ellberg

Biography

Carin Ellberg studied in 1984-89 at the Royal University College of Fine Arts and before that at Gerleborgsskolan (1981-83) and.....

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