Profession: Art student
Origin: Sweden
City: Amsterdam
Education: Gerrit Rietveld Academie

 

Why do you do what you do? I do everything I can get my hands on and wrap my mind around. My main medium is supposed to be photography but… I stray.

I do ‘it’ because ‘it’ was the only occupation I could imagine doing for the rest of my life.

Could you describe your style and how it developed? Style is temporary, neurological damage is forever? My fundamental hangups probably don’t change over time but their aesthetic manifestations constantly do.

Where do you get inspiration from? From the absurd. Which most of the time is real life. And from real life punks & renegades.

What is the best part about working within the creative industries? You won’t have to worry about keeping up with social life. Plus it fosters intellectual resistance.

What do you wish you knew about your business before you got started? That your insides will feel just the same. There’s no salvation. Nope, not even after the next project. Or the one after that.

Has your style develop/change over the time being active? If yes, how? Aesthetics as means to an end have gone out the window.

Who would you like to work with? The unruly yungens. Outsiders of all kinds. If they also have some work ethnics we’ll click like lego.

What is your idea of success? Combining artistic integrity with actually reaching your audience.

Is there a message that you are trying to portray through your work? Statements seem embarassing so I try to avoid them. Maybe all artistic work is a bit solipsistic? I’d prefer to raise questions, rather than convey messages. But… maybe those questions are only interesting to yourself?

Do you believe it is important to raise artistic awareness in your country? In the Netherlands appreciation for creative professions as “real jobs” is impressively high. In my home country Sweden it is unfortunately still debated whether or not ‘art’ is interchangeable with ‘entertainment’.

In your opinion, how important is it to culturally educate through art? Art gives us tools to speak about things we otherwise might not have been able to. If we agree that this breeds critical thinking & diversity: very.

 

Contact-info:

Email: nelle.swan@gmail.com