What is the world coming to? Well, if you ask Joakim Eneroth the answer is bleak at the best. He capures our growing
fear, isolation and lack of trust in a series of images that at first strikes you as common and plain. In fact quite ordinary.
But under the surface and beyond the first glance, you sense strange and highly neurotic vibrations. The naïve struggle
for increased security and comfort portayed in these images are either humorous or disturbing. You decide which.
In Swedish Red, Eneroth examines the idea of the home as a perfect place, where life is totaly comfortable and
secure. How fear, or the need for security, easily evolves into deep isolation. The images tempt us, and tell us to fuck
off, at the same time.
|Verlag:||Gerhard Steidl Verlag|
Joakim Eneroth was born in 1969 and is today based in Stockholm. His works are included in such collections as Tate Modern (London), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), The Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Houston Museum of Fine Art (Houston), Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas), MEP (Paris) and more. Eneroth received the prize Prix Voies Off in Arles in 2005. Swedish Red has been exhibithed in Paris, London, Berlin, Dallas, Stockholm, among other places.