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ERIK VIKLUND - OM HAN VAR

35 EUR
Portraits of young men that Erik Viklund met on city streets between 2015 and 2017 fill this volume. He also picked up sheets of paper found on sidewalks, community billboards, and walls of the public realm.

Gluing and pressing these pages together, he crafted double-sided sheets on which the portraits were then printed. The portraits were made in several cities and countries, but what the young men all have in common is that they were walking or hanging out by themselves.

The images reconsider ideas of masculinity and intimacy, while the worn paper blends with the portraits to form a new image comprising two parallel traces. Viklund hand-bound each book himself, a tactile closure.

144 p, ills colour, 21 x 29 cm, pb