Solo Show / by Martin Ålund

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

Open Studio | Room 8208 | August 16, 2018 | 19.00-21.30



Photo: Martin Ålund

Scribbles, movements, shapes and lines that move in different directions. Looking like an intensity tightly packed together. Just like the Sun’s surface looks like in the movies. I paint and draw my mind, my nerves, my energy, my thoughts and feelings, and all I see out there: the world, all people. The whole of existence as x-rays of energy and the sensual.

I jump into the undergrowth. It tears me up. I flop through the marsh. Get wet. Jump from rocks. Twist the ankle.

An alter ego has appeared. Could it be that instead of going crazy, he is a saint? I don’t know. I’m not sure. I dress in his plastic in the night. Trying to understand.

Clip from video "Energy" by Martin Ålund, Paris 2018


Martin Ålund is in residence at the International City of Arts through Sweden’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Konstakademien)