BO HAGLUNDIn Between 27.5.2017 – 18.6.2017

From series The Observers #1, 2016
oil on board
41 x 29 cm

In Between, the title of Bo Haglundīs latest exhibition makes reference to a state of mind where people find themselves in an interstitial or in-between space.

Bo Haglundīs exhibition comprises a series of oil portraits and three-dimensional installations. The characters in the portraits observe the gallery space from their vantage point on the wall through a number of obstacles, including bubble wrap, chicken wire and tissue. In terms of their thought process, they find themselves in an in-between state that provides them with a two-way perspective, looking both inward and outward.

The gallery floor space is taken over by elements taken from a fictitious room, with the hidden spaces between walls and floors, like the sub-conscious layers of the human mind, placed on open display. With the theatre-like setting, it is possible for the space being to be used as the scene for a variety of different events but, because of its inherent imperfection and incompleteness, it also exerts a restrictive role on the surroundings, the space becoming a symbol for lost opportunity.

Bo Haglundīs paintings and sculptures create an entirely new type of space, a fictional other contained within the actual gallery, an in-between space, where the paintings and sculptures are engaged in a dialogue, with one another, with the gallery space and with the viewer. His works are an attempt to articulate human emotions and experiences that elude expression - and to surround and envelop the viewer in them.

Rauli Heino

Thanks: Konaflex, Svenska kulturfonden, Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

 
  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_4

    From series The Observers #4, 2016
    oil on board
    41 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_2

    From series The Observers #2, 2016
    oil on board
    41 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_7

    From series The Observers #7, 2016
    oil on board
    41 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_5

    From series The Observers #5, 2016
    oil on board
    41 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_3

    From series The Observers #3, 2016
    oil on board
    41 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_11

    From series The Observers #11, 2016
    oil on board
    39 x 28 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_12

    From series The Observers #12, 2016
    oil on board
    39 x 28 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_17

    From series The Observers #17, 2016
    oil on board
    39 x 28 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_15

    From series The Observers #15, 2016
    oil on board
    37 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_8

    From series The Observers #8, 2016
    oil on board
    37 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_9

    From series The Observers #9, 2016
    oil on board
    37 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_23

    From series The Observers #23, 2017
    oil on board
    39 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_31

    From series The Observers #31, 2017
    oil on board
    35 x 25 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_14

    From series The Observers #14, 2016
    oil on board
    33 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_16

    From series The Observers #16, 2016
    oil on board
    35 x 25 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_20

    From series The Observers #20, 2017
    oil on board
    35 x 26 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_21

    From series The Observers #21, 2016
    oil on board
    35 x26 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_6

    From series The Observers #6, 2016
    oil on board
    34 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_10

    From series The Observers #10, 2016
    oil on board
    34 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_18

    From series The Observers #18, 2016
    oil on board
    34 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_26

    From series The Observers #26, 2017
    oil on canvas
    41 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_29

    From series The Observers #29, 2017
    oil on canvas
    41 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_27

    From series The Observers #27, 2017
    oil on canvas
    41 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_30

    From series The Observers #30, 2017
    oil on board
    41 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_25

    From series The Observers #25, 2017
    oil on board
    38 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_24

    From series The Observers #24, 2017
    oil on board
    35 x 31 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_19

    From series The Observers #19, 2016
    oil on board
    34 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_13

    From series The Observers #13, 2016
    oil on board
    34 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_22

    From series The Observers #22, 2017
    oil on board
    39 x 29 cm

  • haglund/2017/BO_HAGLUND_THE_OBSERVERS_28

    From series The Observers #28, 2017
    oil on canvas
    45 x 33 cm

  • haglund/2017/IMG_8489

    Closed, 2017
    mixed media
    62 x 87 x 12 cm

  • haglund/2017/IMG_8333

    Surface, 2017
    mixed media
    37 x 111 x 107 cm

  • haglund/2017/IMG_8326

    Setting, 2017
    mixed media
    60 x 142 x 70 cm

  • haglund/2017/IMG_8316

    Connection, 2017
    mixed media
    85 x 101 x 70 cm

  • haglund/2017/IMG_8570

    Structure, 2017
    mixed media
    diam. 200 cm, heigt 260 cm

  • haglund/2017/IMG_8434

    Sign, 2017
    mixed media
    200 x 93 x 11 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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