Joakim Heidvall

Joakim Heidvall

Tracing a pink beam of light (after Valis. Italian edition), 2012, oil on board, 28 x 19 cm

Berlin based artist Joakim Heidvall left his hometown Stockholm some years ago. A graduate from the Swedish Royal Institute of Art. He brought with him a series of paintings entitled Valis, based on a novel by the American science fiction writer Philip K Dick.

Haunted goods, 2013, oil on board 28 x 19 cm

Corona, Atelierhaus Mengerzeile - KUNSTHALLE m3, Berlin 2015

The novel had a profound effect; he began to collect copies in all languages, going on to make 28 x 19 oil on wood paintings based on the front covers. Just as life might develop, so does an artist. But a picture never simply presents reality, it is always made from a specific point of view.

Corona, 2015, oil on canvas 200 x 165 cm

Corona, 2015, oil on canvas, 200 x 165 cm

The picture maker always encounters the same problems, of how to present time and space. There is nothing formulaic about Joakim Heidvall’s paintings. He aims to make the best out of each situation. His paintings are about painting itself, about a perceived reality.

Gold tights, 2014, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

Madeleine, 2016, oil on canvas, 95 x 126 cm

This is an exceptional artist on a lifelong journey to create images that might just open your eyes to new perspectives and ways of experiencing the world. He resides one of Europe’s most vibrant and free spirited cities, which naturally influences his work.

 

Images courtesy of the Artist
Joakim Heidvall

words JENNY DANIELSSON

 

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Mary Harron

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