Untitled (Smoke Sign)
Silkscreen on Bristol board
50 × 60 cm
Edition of 20 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
about this work
Karl Holmqvist made this image with a lighter; like the graffiti left on the bus stops, this utopian message becomes rebellious prose and ultimately in pious wish.
The artist suggests to hang this edition to the ceiling – without frame.
about Karl Holmqvist
Karl Holmqvist is an artist whose primary material is language. His inventive re-renderings of words and phrases take various forms including artist’s books, posters, wall drawings, sculpture, videos and live performances. Borrowing from generic types of speech or written word, ranging from common sayings to literary references, from popular music to political activism, Holmqvist repositions these sampled fragments in new contexts, allowing for ambiguity and double meanings to emerge.
(courtesy of Camden Arts Centre)