Review at Aktuellt 2002-12-15 - Archive

ID:I Galleri, Stockholm: Örjan Wallert ( 7/12-6/1 2003 )

Bilder mina216When [ the Swedish painter ] Torsten Andersson, from during a period of making three-dimensional objects, turned to represent them in painting, it was a choice of more extensive consequences, concerning not only his own artistry.

Anderssons “portraits” of sculptures express the conviction that it is possible to transform three-dimensional shapes into lines and geometrical structures without, because of this, the result becomes an illusion.

Örjan Wallert acts in a similar way, but from an opposite starting point.

He starts the process of transformation in the world of pictures, from which three-dimensional shapes and sounds are filtered out. But the goal is not reached by that.

Wallert stretches the process a distance further , and then the very process itself is dissolved in a mutual, complementary condition.

In the exhibition room suddenly a number of different spaces appear which shut in, or enclose each other.

If we close our eyes it is possible to discern lines combined into figures from the sound sequences. And if we observe the objects and the abstract pictures long enough it is not impossible that they will burst into music.

Örjan Wallerts exhibition is as subtle as it is intellectually and emotionally stimulating. Furthermore it is capable of raising questions about our senses and the problems of representation that are eternally current. That makes the exhibition one of the most notable during the autumn season in Stockholm.


wallertAnders Olofsson


( Translation from Swedish: ÖW )