Based on snapshots taken with his smartphone, Sveningsson has searched for a personal recognition of the motive, but also been responsive to the light and mood of the surroundings. There is an intimacy and closeness in the motives, where the viewer seamlessly blends into the sober and desolate landscapes. Stripped of all designations that could determine a when and why, the images only hint at the existence of human life. A sticker on a streetlamp glowing in the dark, a heart carved into a tree trunk, a piece of enigmatic scribbling on a wooden bridge. The signs strengthen the works’ contradiction between momentary social realism and evasive timelessness, a notion that is further established by a sculptural replica of a limestone placed in the exhibition.
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