Jelena Andžić & Louise Franklin Wiberg
curated by Michael Lawton
“When asked to imagine what kind of sound their paintings might have, both Jelena and Louise agreed that their paintings would have a “muffled” sound. Muffled as distinct from quiet, an important distinction as a muffled sound would be loud, were it not for some sort of obstruction: Something is interfering with us hearing the sound properly. I think it is this idea of interference that links their paintings, they want to pass an image onto us, the viewer, or maybe tell us a story. But first this image-story must pass through the filter that is painting. A filter that both subdues and distorts this image-story so when we encounter the painting, we see what is left; a memory of what was there, or a memory of a sensation of what was there; we can never be sure so we have to judge the painting on what is there, what is left, what we are looking at.”
Jelena Andžić (Belgrade, 1993) was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia where she received her BA at the Faculty of Applied Arts, after which she obtained her MFA in Set Design at the University of Tennessee, USA. She is currently based in Barcelona where she is attending The Diploma in Studio Arts course – the final year at The Metàfora Studio Arts program.
Louise Franklin Wiberg (1985, Denmark) lives and works in Barcelona. She has a BA in Comparative Literature from The University of Copenhagen and did her MA-studies in Modern Culture and Cultural Dissemination at The University of Copenhagen and The University of Ljubljana. She is currently finishing her Diploma in Studio Arts at Metàfora, Barcelona, and is working on a book of (almost) invisible writing.
Project in collaboration with Metàfora Studio Arts Programs