“Rehearsals” photo series by Nygårds Karin Bengtsson
Exactly one year ago – January 2020 – Nygårds Karin Bengtsson was taking part ar Rīgas cirks residency program and together with a few Riga circus school students worked on her photo series “Rehearsals” that have already been exposed at Thomas Wallner gallery in Sweden.
Nygårds Karin Bengtsson works with staged photography. Her work revolves around timeless issues: Man’s relation to time and space, fact and fiction, memory and vision. With references to art history, in particularly Scandinavian painting from the beginning of the 20th century, Nygårds Karin transforms an ongoing dialogue with the past to the present.
A lonely person in a room or a landscape characterizes her photographic works. There are no answers to who the persons are, where they are or what will happen or has happened. Nygårds Karin Bengtsson stages a state of mind, which she depicts with the camera.