In my art practice I investigate the role of the artist on the labor market, and I investigate the performativeness of painting by staging the painting process and documenting it through photograph or film.
The static painting that is left behind from the working process indicates a gesture, a trace of an action, and the format and motif og the work encloses the viewers body.
The documentation of my work is a result of images about image-making, and by documenting the work I question, what the artwork is. Is the artwork the process itself, the documentation, or the static painting left behind? Or does the work occur in the meeting between the painting left behind and the spectator? The work is not just a static painting, while I stage its performativity. It’s a painting that does something, that has an action.
I also work with painting performances in exhibition contexts. In my painting performances I e.g. follow a working schedule derived from normal working hours of society, and through predetermined rules of how to produce the painting, I stage myself as a painter i.e. a laborer at work, questioning artistic labor and art production within a working structure of our contemporary.