DIVE Madhouse is the Paris-born, Stockholm-based contemporary and abstract artist. In recent years, he has exhibited at the Royal Arts Prize Exhibition in London, at the New York Art Center in Tribeca, New York and in Venice during the Venice Biennale.
To understand a bit more about where he draws inspiration from, we sat down to hear a bit more about what lays behind his works, his process and his focus onwards.
– Often, in my process, I draw inspiration from fragments in my dreams and small pieces of memories that have been stored far back in my mind. This works as both my inspiration, as well as at the same time being a meditative reflection on my current and past contexts. And how these may have affected me. The works on canvas can often mirror these experiences and share a glance of where I have been and what that may have had for impact on me as a person.
– For my coming exhibition, I have assembled a series that focus on these reflections without disentangling or trying to rationalize about the message they may have. Rather, I see my role as laying the fragments of memories out as I see them, intertwined and complex. As memories often are.
DIVE Madhouse’s solo exhibition “Memories Intertwined” opens June 19th at Skanshof Galleriet in Gothenburg, Sweden.