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Grounded in drag-based performances and music, Tobias Bernstrup’s media-spanning practice is influenced by sources as varied as video games and canonical artists such as Cindy Sherman. The artist’s work, which also includes expanded paintings and installations, broaches popular culture and science fiction as it reflects both utopian and dystopian impulses. Bernstrup often envisions new biological forms in his work, as in one piece that features a triple-breasted woman. Such speculative projects suggest that the artist’s vision of the future is based in curiosity more than determinism. “I would rather create alternative routes to experiencing and understanding the world, understanding what it means to be human today,” he has said. “We are more artificial than we want to admit.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Tobias Bernstrup - Night in the Science ZoneAndréhn-Schiptjenko
2014
Tobias Bernstrup - SOUTH OF HEAVENAndréhn-Schiptjenko
2013
Andréhn-Schiptjenko at The Armory Show 2013Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Skin Games (White on Black 4), 2011

Gouache on paper
15 × 20 1/10 in
38 × 51 cm
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Location
Stockholm, Paris
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Grounded in drag-based performances and music, Tobias Bernstrup’s media-spanning practice is influenced by sources as varied as video games and canonical artists such as Cindy Sherman. The artist’s work, which also includes expanded paintings and installations, broaches popular culture and science fiction as it reflects both utopian and dystopian impulses. Bernstrup often envisions new biological forms in his work, as in one piece that features a triple-breasted woman. Such speculative projects suggest that the artist’s vision of the future is based in curiosity more than determinism. “I would rather create alternative routes to experiencing and understanding the world, understanding what it means to be human today,” he has said. “We are more artificial than we want to admit.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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