NYGÅRDS KARIN BENGTSSON b. 1972
Nygårds Karin Bengtsson is a swedish contemporarr artist that works and live in Höganäs, Sweden. She works with staged photography.
"A lonely person in a room or a landscape characterizes Nygårds Karin Bengtsson’s photographic works. There are no answers to who the persons are, where they are or what will happen or has happened. Nygårds Karin Bengtsson stages a state of mind, which she depicts with the camera.
The “mis en scene” is carefully considered and constructed: the artist herself is in charge of the direction, set design, casting, costumes, props and above all the lighting. Yet the result is the removal of information instead of adding it to the picture. What remains is a kind of intermediate picture between a Still Life and a Film Still.
With references to art history, in particularly Scandinavian painting from the last century, such as the works from Vilhelm Hammershøi and Edvard Munch, Nygårds Karin transforms an ongoing dialogue with the past to the present. Melancholia and spatiality is investigated in her pictorial world.
Nygårds Karin Bengtsson’s work revolves around timeless issues: Man's relation to time and space, fact and fiction, memory and vision. Her staged photographs are in the state before and after the drama, where the drama itself is located in the viewer's perception of the image."