Mikael Richter

Tillåtet, 1990 –2006
Vinyl on aluminium, 62 x 62 cm

The artist is a community servant with a mission to save the world. Everything must be a declaration of love in one way or another, but some mornings you get up, eat your breakfast and ask yourself “who the hell am I trying to impress?” The project consisted of eighty traffic signs that I painted and altered throughout Sweden. My thought was that people should come strolling along and like a ray of light, be surprised by an unexpected street sign displaying a man in a rocket or a pedestrian with wings. The ones that haven’t yet been discovered by the highway department are still standing.

Born in Karlskoga 1963. Lives and works in Stockholm. Education; College of Fine Arts, Umeå. Exhibitions in selection: Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm 1997, Magasin 3, Stockholms Konsthall, 1997, Bildmuseet, Umeå 2000, Gävle Konstcentrum, 2002, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, 2004, Kulturhuset, Stockholm 2005, Linköpings Konsthall 2005.