Isabelle Lind Färnstrand investigates in her practice ways of working with material and space in order to activate environments. The sculpture Sirens of Adhesivity is no exception, bringing together materials with different textures and weights, iron and fishing line, that merge attributes: the iron becomes light and the fishing line is transformed in a temporary mirror.
Experienced in developing large scale pieces, the young Swedish artist utilises also the particularities of the spaces the artwork is being placed in, customising the structures with care for the architecture, rhythm and light of the space the sculpture will inhabit. Formed out of a rigid construction, the installed artwork becomes a dynamic corp that floats in the space, crossing the boundaries of the materiality.
Despite the appearance, the artwork in itself is not symmetric and the construction departs from an abstract butterfly structure which is interpreted and detailed around its axis with improvisation in both iron and fish line, symboling possibilities and inducing momentum.
Using an unlikely association of materials in her suspended sculptural work, the artist manages to completely erase the weight of the construction, transforming it into a suspended drawing that reveals its details by filtering the sunlight. The large scale graphic piece is complementing the extensive graphic lines of the interior, creating a conversation on both the vertical and the horizontals of the space.
Isabelle Lind Färnstrand (b.1991, Västerås) lives and works in Stockholm and is currently a BA student of the Swedish Royal Institute of Art. Her works have been included in group exhibitions in Sweden at institutions such Kalmar Art Museum. In 2014 the artist received the prize of the Uddenberg-Nordingska Foundation.
Projektnamn: Radisson Royal Stavanger