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Roger Josefsson
  • 72, Male
  • Stockholm
  • Sweden
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September 28, 1947
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
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Artist from Stockholm Sweden
About my artwork
For 30 years I have worked with a combination of collage and painting and I'm still as fascinated by the surprising possibilities of combination that can arise in this method of creating.

I always start the work with preparing a workspace by scraping out paint in several layers until I feel unrestricting possibilities have arisen.

After this the artistic process can start in an interacting combination of painting and collage which most often takes place at the floor of the studio where I have easy access to collage materials spread out over the floor wherein I use trial and error by adding and removing chosen material.

By doing the work on the floor I also have a good overview and can let the process take its time.

I also have to say that I am enormously interested in the very process, as a sort of end in itself where the result often comes as a total surprise.

Normally I work on several projects at the same time which enables me to complete several works in a serial process where some sort of coherent narrative can arise.

I never know in advance what I will make, I instead test the different possibilities which arise during the process.

However, I can in retrospect sense an existential fundament and sometimes also an ironic element in my works. My inspiration is to create as suggestive an expression as possible where the picture, without synthetic means or strained shortcomings, can stand on its own.
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At 20:58 on December 18, 2011, niki hare said…

hello!!   great stuff, these collages have a freedom to them but also great form and very refined

At 22:08 on December 20, 2008, Maria Luisa Persson said…
Jätte fina dinna collage! I like your collage a lot!
At 19:38 on September 29, 2008, ART & ARTISTS LA said…
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By the way , great works
At 14:43 on September 28, 2008, Ralph Paul William Essex said…
Hi- you have a nice taste in handbags!
-Best of luck from Ralph


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