Trying to Dance
13th April – 19th May
Private view Thursday 12th April, 5 – 8 pm.
Peter Lav PHOTO GALLERY’s latest exhibition is a selection of works from the Swedish artist JH Engström’s book and photographic series ‘Trying to Dance’
(Journal, 2004), the first part of a trilogy in the making.
Engström’s autobiographical focus takes him into his immediate surroundings in emotional close-ups. Through intimate naked portraits of friends, self-portraits, and images of messy, empty beds, as well as suggestive landscapes and dirty dishes, the artist compiles a poetic yet melancholic story of everyday loneliness and intimacy – of existential life experience.
Engström, born in 1969, is one of Sweden’s most internationally acclaimed young artists. He is well represented in reputable collections, including The Saatchi Gallery in London and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. He has had solo exhibitions at the Hasselblad Centre in Gothenburg, Galerie VU in Paris, and Gallery Milliken in Stockholm.