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Klara Lidén

In the late 2000s, Lidén began her work on a pictorial series she called Poster Paintings. All of these pictures in this series consist of layer-on-layer of advertisement posters found in Berlin’s streets. The posters are glued together, and the uppermost one is painted white, as a period mark. The tactile structure of these posters tempts us to want to peel away the layers and see what lies underneath. This enticement to peel away and look underneath can be understood metaphorically, as indicating the continuous deterioration of private life in contemporary society. This work also tells of Klara Lidéns continuous exploration of the city’s environments and urban life.

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