MAADTER AAHKA

August 9th - September 29th, 2017
Event, Exhibitions

Opening reception August 9th 6-8pm.

“The starting point of my work is the colonial abuse of indigenous people. Specifically the Swedish governmental colonial effect on my little Sami hometown in Tärna, Sweden on the polar circle. The photo of the young Sami girl on the glass is about 100 years old. Her necklace is decorated in traditional Sami tin-ornament. The entire images is constructed of south Sami ornament. MAADTER AAHKA is the name of the Sami goddess that brings life.”

--Tomas Colbengtson

About the Artist: Tomas is Sami, the nomadic reindeer-people who live in the northern parts of Scandinavia. In his work, he often refers to sami culture, asking questions about the cultural identity and existence. Tomas’s art is based from the sami culture and the Nordic Scandinavian landscape. He is always experimenting with combinations of media and material and has developed a new way to print screen prints in overlay glass. He often works with screen-printed imagery on metal, (aluminum, brass, silver) as well as etching and digital art techniques. He has been the resident artist at KTH Royal school of technology, where he has been working with visualization of art and serves as a Lecturer in Fine Printmaking at Konstfack National College of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm.

Event Schedule
August 9th - September 29th, 2017
Location
Agnes Varis Art Center
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217