Per Wizén

Per Wizén builds his intriguing collages using fragments of reproductions of historical art works; during many years he was preoccupied with the Renaissance and Baroque era. In this meticulous process, the content of the work shifts in relation to the source, pinpointing hidden meanings and underlying tensions. In his ongoing series of works, Subterranean, Per Wizén’s starting point is Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Using the reproductions of John Tenniel’s original drawings for the books from 1865 and 1871, Wizén opens up an entirely new interpretation of the relationship between Alice and the White Knight and emphasizes the uncanny qualities in Carroll’s texts.

Per Wizén (b. 1966) holds an MFA from Malmö Art Academy. Solo shows include Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art in Lund in 2014, and Malmö Art Museum in 2008. His work has also been featured at Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, National Museum of Art, Stockholm, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Turku Art Museum, Finland, and at Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, to name a few. Through the years, Wizén’s work has been presented at major venues such as Art Basel and The Armory Show.

Press

2017
”Konstens frågeformulär # 47: Per Wizén” / Konsten.net Read more…

2016
”Gallerirunda: DN besöker fem konstutställningar i Stockholm”, John Falkirk / DN Read more…
”Underlandet lockar oss – och glider undan”, Håkan Nilsson / SvD Read more…
”Konceptets hegemoni”, Leif Mattsson/ Omkonst Read more…
”…spel av makt och motmakt…”, Sebastian Johans / Konsten.net Read more… 

Exhibitions

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