40. gallerist. alp enthusiast.
would you rather live in a nice building or enjoy the view of one?
What made you choose this place?
Where did you live before this?
Do you have any tips for students doing the studio life? In Stockholm it is quite common for students to live unofficially on campus.
How was Frankfurt? a bit rough around the edges?
i care about things and have a hard time having things i don’t care about.
When you decided to pursue art, did you have a clear idea of what you wanted to do or was it more intuitive?
How did you get started with your gallery, ISSUES?
You have this German and Tyrolean cabin style.
As someone who hikes, what’s the best thing about being in the mountains? are there places you return to?
i lived in the alps in a previous life.
What about going to the race track, how did that start?
What’s the biggest challenge of working with artists?
Apart from art, what else do you collect?
There will be a good vibe as well.
When you host, what do you like to bring to the table?
How do you like to set your table?
Is there anything that is not allowed in your home? A friend of mine has an uncomfortable sofa because he doesn’t want to be a couch potato, while you don’t even have a sofa.
What is a typical Stockholm look to YOU?
It’s even worse in Malmö! Art dads in Malmö—that’s the worst style I’ve seen. Everyone pushes prams and wears women’s clothes, a little too big, they wear something that has a function, meant to look like far from any aesthetic decisions but it is such an obvious and specific style choice.
i don’t wear sweats around
Malmö had its turn — what are your favourite places in Stockholm?
I like to walk around Gärdet or in Bromma. The villas are nice and it’s easy to be seduced by the houses and what people are doing. Ursula and I once had an idea that we should start a fascist information agency, which would put notes in people’s mailboxes when they had done something reprehensible to the houses. With the renovation frenzy, we get horrified when something that is of good quality is replaced with something of lesser quality. Most of the houses on this street have replaced the windows so that they’re maintenance-free, which means they have replaced wooden and glass windows with plastic.
i like honest colours.
You have a lot of bold colour in your home.
There’s a tactility and humour in your objects. How do you choose what gets to come home with you?
What’s the best thing someone has said about your home?