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The Mirage, 2014, C-print

The Mirage, 2014, C-print, 122 x 216 cm, edition of 3

Lovisa Ringborg, In the Belly of the Beast, photography
We are proud to present Lovisa Ringborg’s first exhibition at the gallery, entitled In the Belly of the Beast. Ringborg (b 1979) is well-known for her ability to capture an ambiguous world in her photographs, where the borders between reality and fiction are blurred. In her new body of works she continues to investigate the subconscious, creating dreamy scenarios and situations.

In our dreams, we sometimes experience the uncanny feeling of walking around in a perfect, three-dimensional world, subconsciously created by ourselves.The works in the exhibition are brought together by a sense of the unknown hiding beneath the surface or being camouflaged; muddy waters merging with undefined shapes. We are trapped in our hardheaded perception of the world, while dark forces are luring in the background. With references to art history, in particularly the renaissance and baroque era, Lovisa Ringborg explores the narrow path between beauty and repulsion. The exhibition runs to 8 November.

Lovisa Ringborg (b 1979) holds an MA from the School of Photography at Gothenburg University (2008). She was awarded the Victor Scholarship by the Hasselblad Foundation in 2010, as well as the Edstrandska Foundation Scholarship in 2012. Ringborg has taken part in numerous exhibitions, e.g. at Hasselblad Center, Bonniers Konsthall, Passagen/Linköpings konsthall, Kulturhuset in Stockholm as well as at institutions and galleries in Finland, Germany, France, USA and South Korea read more