Twenty-one collage works by Swedish artist Malin Gabriella Nordin, between painting and sculpture (artist's book).
The publication consists of collages made between 2014 and 2015. The format of the images are based on the formats of the artist's original works. They are all in their full potential size on its respective page, without being cropped. Composition to highlight the artist's way of working in various formats and not having any set rules on how her work should come out. Through consistent pagination and inconsistent layout, it presents the artist's way of structuring order and chaos.
Born 1988, Malin Gabriella Nordin lives and works in Stockholm.
My work consists of fragments reconstructed from memories, dreams and surroundings where past and present no longer work as isolated units. My overall process is my own game of telephone, where I move between different mediums and techniques. Something that started out as a collage on paper might become a sculpture and later a painting from another point of view, constantly changing in the search for the right medium and size for each piece. These changes in material, size and technique always involve a translation in process. During the process the qualities change but also how I think about the piece. It becomes a new character with different qualities and abilities, or sometimes, it's still the same character but with new features.
– Malin Gabriella Nordin
If one called painting by its name, Malin Gabriella Nordin would probably have it respond with the voice of rocks: of stones that fluently speak their own language of shapes and ciphers and glow with multiple colours in the dark. Nordin gives abstract forms a unique presence that is subtly spooky, animated by the silent laughter of beings from other dimensions.
– Jan Verwoert