Björkholmen Gallery

Hans Isaksson

Hans Isaksson´s production is based on a multitude of methods, his utmost interest being sculpture. In addition to making sculptures such as his two meter high black pavillion titled GEOMETRY OF SEX (2003), which was shown at Malmö Art Museum he has worked with aesthetics of text in his series CREDITS (2000) which consists of photographs of film end notes, or studied the marks left by fire on a canvas in series titled BRAND (2003). A common denominator for his work is its strong conceptuality that always makes the viewer to question what actually is the nature of the presented object. His fondness for creating illusions becomes apparent for example from his new work featuring fruit sculptures in real scale. Because of their skilled handcraft these sculptures appear very real, but when one intends to lift up one of his banana peels from the floor it becomes obvious from the weight of the lead sculpture that one has been lured. What you see and what you make of it becomes a matter of perspective.

His work STILL # 6 presents a pile of exotic fruit stacked straight as a line on top of each other up till the height of a man. This colorfully festive sculpture seems again unbelievably real even at a closer inspection. Despite of the mysterious elegance of the piece, it cannot totally escape the association to everyday, to fruit that is to be eaten and consumed.