Overview

Yngvild Saeter’s tactile, sculpted objects are made using motorcycle parts, metal rivets, chains and pieces of fur. These deeply personal works connect to the artist's involvement in the punk and straight edge movement and a near-death-experience during surgery a couple of years ago. They form strange, highly visual, hybrid shapes that defy categorization and her shield-like wall objects become a kind of urban altarpieces or coats of arms belonging to various subcultural families.

 

The objects also contain sculpted parts resembling spines, skeleton-parts and ribs. These shapes are like molded sensations of the artist’s own bones, joints and muscles and evolves around the artists heightened consciousness of her own body and fragility after surgery. They also resemble sacred objects, which could have been found in the Sedlec Ossuary or in a set by HR Giger. Yngvild Saeter’s work evolves around life and death but also endurance and metamorphosis.

 

Yngvild Saeter  (born 1986 in Norway, lives and works in Stockholm) graduated from Valand Academy in Gothenburg 2014. She has also studied social and cultural anthropology as well as political science at the University of Oslo. In 2019 Yngvild Saeter received the Sigvard and Marianne Bernadotte Art Award in Sweden. Her work has been included in shows at Orange Garden x Postmasters Gallery in Rome, Uddevalla Konstmuseum, Sweden and Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter, Molde, Norway to name a few.

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