Beata Grahn

August 21, 2018.

Posted by Irmak Dönmez.

Beata Grahn // August 2018

Beata Grahn is an artist from Göteborg, Sweden. She is currently based in Stockholm, where she recently got her BFA at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, specializing in art jewelry and corpus.

Her practice revolves around apotropaic objects and actions (a term which basically refers to tools to ward off evil), taking off in the notion that present-day use of apotropaic magic is not so much acting upon actual superstitious conviction as it is an act of showing humility/awareness of vulnerability.

During her residency here she’s been focusing on pinpointing common denominators between jewelry, infrastructure and human behavior, all the while integrating photography as a potential final stage of her processes. Taking advantage of the Icelandic surroundings and weather conditions, she works with automated flash photography as a means of exploring the pedestrian reflector as an everyday item on the verge of being jewelry.

Beata Grahn // August 2018

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Thank you, Beata!