Rikard Österlund's blog

Jan 25

“Sometimes, the photographs came before I could articulate what it was that triggered them, giving form to some unformed feeling. More than that, the camera sometimes dares say what I don’t dare think. These lines, between what I thought I saw in life, what I saw in the photographs, what I thought I saw in the photographs, became confusing in many ways. Like a permanent double take, I was not always sure if something - a mood, a sigh, a frown - captured an actual event, or if I was imposing on my memory a fraction the camera had caught. It often feels like I have two, parallel sets of memory. And yet, as complicated as the relations between representation and life may be, I do trust the camera, and what it captured is, in many ways, real. The camera is, in fact, often less biased than my eyes. And since it preserves something from life - It would not otherwise be valuable for me - it is also a record. When I have something in a photograph, I feel like it is safe from time, I feel like I can also part with it. It gives me the illusion of having the actual past for safekeeping.” — Elinor Carucci, introduction to Closer

Jan 21

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Nov 22

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Nov 12

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Oct 26

“Never say no to an idea — you never know how that idea will ignite another idea.” — Stanley Kubrick

Oct 20

Tilda Swinton on being photographed.

Oct 19

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Oct 18

Fragments Exhibition
I will be showing images from Accretion and Stress Totems for the first time. There will also be a special mini-booklet on sale of the Stress Totems series.
The show will be full of new work in different mediums - have a look at the artists websites below for more information.
The Horsebridge Centre 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF
The exhibition runs from 7th November - 13th November
Opening Times: Mon - Sat 09.00 - 18.00, Sun 10.00 - 18.00
Private View on Sunday 11th November 13.00-16.00 - RSVP if you like

Matt Bray, painting (http://www.mattbray.info/)
Zara Carpenter, sculpture (http://zaracarpenter.com/)
Darrell Hawkins, painting (http://www.darrellhawkins.co.uk)
Riikka Eiro, photography (http://riikkaeiro.com/)
Rikard Österlund, photography (http://rikardosterlund.com/)
Dave Bray, sculpture

Fragments Exhibition

I will be showing images from Accretion and Stress Totems for the first time. There will also be a special mini-booklet on sale of the Stress Totems series.

The show will be full of new work in different mediums - have a look at the artists websites below for more information.

The Horsebridge Centre 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF

The exhibition runs from 7th November - 13th November

Opening Times: Mon - Sat 09.00 - 18.00, Sun 10.00 - 18.00

Private View on Sunday 11th November 13.00-16.00 - RSVP if you like


Matt Bray, painting (http://www.mattbray.info/)

Zara Carpenter, sculpture (http://zaracarpenter.com/)

Darrell Hawkins, painting (http://www.darrellhawkins.co.uk)

Riikka Eiro, photography (http://riikkaeiro.com/)

Rikard Österlund, photography (http://rikardosterlund.com/)

Dave Bray, sculpture

Oct 05

Totem #2 from the Stress Totems series, 2012 Rikard Österlund.

Totem #2 from the Stress Totems series, 2012 Rikard Österlund.

Oct 04

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Oct 03

Lingerie Knitwear - Milda from M&P

Lingerie Knitwear - Milda from M&P

Oct 02

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Oct 01

Lingerie Knitwear - Milda from M&P

Lingerie Knitwear - Milda from M&P

Sep 30

Totem #3 from the Stress Totems series, 2012 Rikard Österlund.

Totem #3 from the Stress Totems series, 2012 Rikard Österlund.

Sep 29

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