We are pleased to present new works by Idun Baltzersen in an exhibition at ALMA, Nybrogatan 8, Stockholm.
Idun Baltzersen was born 1987 in Trondheim, Norway. She is educated at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway and University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. Since finishing her degree in 2014, she lives and works in Stockholm. She works cross-boundary, monumental and spatial with drawing and printmaking in various forms – on paper, textile and wood.
Idun Baltzersen’s imagery mostly depicts girls and women. She is interested in female heroes, martyrs and how women are represented historically, in art and in popular culture, but is also inspired by her own life experiences and current discussions.
The new works on display at Alma are assemblages where she has used parts from her printing work process. Wood and linoleum boards that have been carved with knives and chisels to function as originals have, after use, been sawn to pieces and painted to then be assembled into new images.
Idun describes the physical resistance as an essential part of the working process: “Working with woodcuts is actually a quite agonizing process. My back gets crooked, I get splinters in my fingers, it is hard. But unlike when I draw on paper, it’s the technique that controls me, and thus the result becomes a dialogue with the material. I think that’s a good power balance.”
Idun Baltzersen is represented by Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm.