Buyers and workers
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]Alternative title
Full Time Work (English)
I wrote an essay called "Buyers and Workers" where I questioned topics of the painting as an art object or a commodity, and I discussed the artist's function in society. With my examination show I examined if the artist could be put in a standard working model of commercial market of our contemporary, and what the result and the experience of this structured way of working might be. Questions like "What is the product or commodity in the project?" was raised through the process.
[I examensarbetet ingår utställningen "Full Time Work":]
Throughout the 7 days my show was open I painted lines on the walls. I followed a working schedule, I had made beforehand, similar to the opening hours of commercial market, thereby questioning artistic labor and art production within a working structure of what we know from society. The schedule dictated that I worked on the walls 45 minuts per hour, and that I by each hour changed colors. The total amount of sessions I worked per day was 8, thereby also using 8 different colors. Each day I would use the same colors in the same hour, starting with the bright yellow and finishing with the dark blue. I worked in a total of 6 hours per day, having a total of 2 hours spare time per day. When the 7 days were up, I had succeeded in painting nearly one and a half walls, creating a beautiful pattern.
Material: Acrylic wallpaint
Teknik: Paint on wall
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 14 p.
Painting, Commodity, Artistic labor, Artist function, Artist as work force
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kkh:diva-14OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kkh-14DiVA: diva2:898199
My examination work consits of a painting performance at Galleri Mejan and my Master essay.2016-02-042015-11-112016-05-13Bibliographically approved