Oscar Kaleva Karlsson

Oscar Kaleva Karlsson is an innovative artist who restructures bits and pieces to form extraordinary art. He collects used materials like scrap wood or anything that he can get his hands on that seems interesting. The random material (preferably wood) adds a dimension of raw beauty unlike any other in his sculptures.

Transformed to two dimensional posters for the wall are the “Headquarters”, “Potato fields” and ”För Sverige ur tiden”.

Oscar is educated in sculpture at Göteborgs konstskola and at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, and is now based in Härnösand, Sweden.

Tell us a bit about your process and what environment you like to work in?
Most of the materials I use are found on the streets, in garbage rooms and containers. I hoard materials and stack it in my studio. Lately I’ve been collecting driftwood and pieces of glass from the beach, I don’t know what to make of it yet but I get ideas while working and make fast sketches so I can go from one thing to another and keep things moving. I usually have two or three works going on at the time, in that way I can jump straight in to something else if I get tired of what I’m currently working on. I work in my studio with all the wood related stuff and most of the painting that I do, it’s nice to be able to throw things around and make a mess while figuring things out. At home I do embroidery, drawings and things that arent as messy, I like to move between those modes. I love to work outside too.
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