Outdoor Project: Truls Melin "Mental Togetherness" at Magasin 3
March 28, 2009
From 28 March 2009
Curator: Tessa Praun
Truls Melin has created one of his evocative sculptures to stand in front of the Magasin 3 building. Measuring over 5 meters high, this large scale piece is his first outdoor sculpture in Stockholm. The intricate system of pipes is painted a shade of green that psychologists deem to be calming and which the viewer may recognize from previous works be Melin.
The artist has retained his child-like imagination, which along with an interest in model building is the source or many of his motifs. His sculptures tend to be monochromatic with very few details and are evocative of memories, dreams or the subconscious. This new work will come to mark Magasin 3's location within the Freeport area in the coming years.
Truls Melin is one of Sweden's most esteemed artists. Amongst others he has exhibited at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Malmö Konstmuseum and the Nordic Pavillion at the Venice Biennale.
Born in 1958 in Malmö, he has been living and working in Copenhagen since the mid 1980's.