• Stig Sjölund

    Galleri Sten Eriksson

    Stig Sjölund’s polyptychs are hybrids of a rather special kind. The artist sets large, framed Cibachrome prints next to painted reliefs of the same height, thereby combining mechanically reproduced pictures with handmade, three-dimensional structures. To make the reliefs, he puts wooden circles, stars, or beams under the stretched canvases, which reveal the protruding shapes of these “hidden” objects. The acrylic paint is applied either quite anonymously or in a way reminiscent of frottage. The latter method gives the reliefs an indexical character that is enhanced by the way that the colors in

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