Per Svensson

Bioplex 6, 2011

PER SVENSSON

With his partiality for open areas and natural environments, Swedish artist Per Svensson (b. 1965) uses nature for inspiration to create works of art which are both complex and poetical. Based on extensive observation of biological systems he realizes sound pieces, live audio and video performances, drawings and unique installations in which science is always close to the occult. Creator of what he calls alchemic platforms, Svensson elaborates new geometrical forms, inspired by the fractal development of nature, and seeks to make new dimensions visible. One example is Bioplex 6, exposed at the Salon de la Jeune création 2011 at the recent artistic site “104/centquarte” in Paris, that is composed of multiple elements and reflects a new stage in the artist’s research. Among its numerous references to mathematics—but also to numerology and occultism—the number 6 refers to the sixth dimension obtained by the shadows projected by the three-dimensional geometric mobiles on the wall, which form a new structural architecture.

Marion Alluchon