Dina Isæus-Berlins process-based practice considers the very essence of art making – what is it to make something? Her interest circles around the moment of becoming and how altered circumstances of that moment affects the outcome. It’s a practice in close conversation with Isæus-Berlins metaphysical search for the principles of life. Her non-figurative paintings, often large in scale, show the marks of a body in motion, indexical signs tracing back to the artists movement, knowledge and condition in the crucial moment and yet talking about themselves and the story of their own genesis. The rhythm of the gestures is shifting and as a beholder you are left to unravel the succession. Dina Isæus-Berlin’s work asks questions about different types of knowledge, both intellectual but foremost practical and intuitive, and how various layers of know-how can be reached through altered states of mind.
Dina Isæus-Berlin, born 1991, lives and works in Stockholm. Currently she is taking her MFA from Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm, where she also received her BFA in 2017. Isæus-Berlin has been exhibited at Konstnärshuset, Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen, Liljevalchs Konsthall’s Spring Salon, and at Gerichtshöfe, Berlin with Enter Art Foundation to name a few. She has been rewarded with grants from both Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and Swedish Arts Grants Committee among other. She is represented by Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm.
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