Alexander Skats, born 1986 in Gothenburg, lives and works in Malmö.
His practice is based around collecting images culled from various sources, art history, literature, popular culture, philosophy, religion, the news, and movies. A way of note taking with images as well as using excerpts from texts from public and private archives.
Revisiting motifs from the public archive to create new narratives that question the shifting boundaries between the public and private selves.
Exploring themes of representation, memory, mythology, history, technology, and desire, Skats employs image platforms such as social media and the World Wide Web. Both as source and tool they reflect, reinforce and disrupt established ways of seeing and understanding.
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