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Sif Itona Westerberg

(b. 1985)

In the work of Sif Itona Westerberg motives originally taken from antiquity or the middle ages are morphed together in mostly sculptural works and reinterpreted with inspiration from a myriad of styles and times through Westerberg’s contemporary perspective. Meticulously carving out works solely by hand she arcs back to classical techniques but applies them to contemporary industrial materials. Aerated concrete plays an important part in the material make up of her work along with industrial bolts and screws which often pierce the works to serve as methods of hanging or fixing the works. Together these elements create a stark contrast to her refined technique and the classical source material.

 

Itona Westerberg investigates the personal, cultural and historical markers which makes up humanity’s collective identity, which through time has defined the way we view ourselves in relation to society, class, race, gender, spirituality and nature. Seeking out myth, historical markers and cultural currents and combining them with our contemporary perspectives and current situation she creates a compiled view on the evolution of humanity and takes stock on where we are currently as a society.

 

Insisting on the interconnectedness of humanity and nature and humanity as being cultivated and existing because of this relation Itona Westerberg’s work bears strong links to the spiritual and natural world. The rise and fall of humanity and a sense of the looming hybris in the light of our global environmental and now also health crisis is an underlying theme permeating her work.

 

Through reworking classical imagery and morphing it with a multitude of different styles and perspectives Sif Itona Westerberg casts a light on the shadowy, subcultural and suppressed sides of humanity and our society, which in our modern rational world has been pushed aside or ignored.

 

Sif Itona Westerberg is a visual artist, working and living in Copenhagen. She holds a MFA from The Danish Royal Arts Academy. She works primarily within the field of sculpture, from where she examines new ecologies, relations and aesthetics within the anthropocene area.

 

Sif Itona Westerberg is included in a number of private and public collections hereunder the collection of The New Carlsberg Foundation and Malmø Kunstmuseum. She has previously exhibited at, among others; Tranen (DK), Malmø Kunstmuseum (SE), Oluf Høst Museet (DK), Gianni Manhatten (A), Latvian Centre for Contemporary art (LVA) , Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art (DK), PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, (RU), Cassandra Cassandra (CND), Museum of Contemporary Art, (RU), The Aros Triennial; The Garden (DK) The Sculpture Triennial: Becoming Human (DK), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK)