Roland Persson

Untitled, 1998 Painted bronze
80 x 45 x 358 cm

My idea was to take all my shoes I had at this time, winter 1998, and like some sort of dry preserving method cast them in bronze and place them in the forest. I was very interested of boarders between nature and culture, the private and public.Something that is very private are shoes, especially old worn out shoes that one has had for a long time. Something special happened with the shoes when they were exposed in the forest on a base, raised at the same time forgotten, hidden. I like these types of paradoxes.

Born in Hudiksvall 1963. Lives and works in Värmdö. Education: College of Fine Arts, Umeå. Exhibitions in selection; Bildmuseet, Umeå 1988 & 1989, Galleri Eklund, Umeå 1993, Härnösands Konsthall 1997 & 2006, Edsviks konst & kultur 1999, Skive Kunstmuseum, Danmark 2000, Kulturmagasinet, Sundsvall 2000, Norrköpings Konstmuseum 2001, Haninge Kulturhus, 2002, Gävle Konstcentrum, 1998 & 2004