A Swedish artist who currently works with painting but also with performativity and sound. His work is sometimes conceptual within the frames of what an artistic practice is as a form of a time-killer, passivity and in-activity. Also his approach is an un-motivational input, artistic practice as a last resort, a compulsion. What can one do in todays society(civilization) when markets, success, happiness as an constant isn’t enough anymore? He will be here from September to November as an artist in residence at TCG Nordica to continue his paintings in one of the studios.
In an odd sense it felt like a moment of truth when Fermelin was standing there and swaying on one leg wearing nothing but an adult diaper on stage, arms stretched out as being crucified or to maintain the balance while singing: ”Happy birthday dear Falukorv, happy birthday to you”. It was totally mad, desperate, touching, naked and suicidal. It was forces of contradictions, an everything struggle against everything else in a cohesion that was on the verge to fulminate or disintegrate.
— Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, art critic, curator and writer.