Susanne Larsson’s sculptural processes depart from personal experiences of art as well as from present day political events. Her works paraphrase motifs taken from different art historical epochs, in which the figures leave the two-dimensional sphere for the three-dimensional room. This transference is essential for how Larsson’s own associations and interpretations evolve, indifferent to whether they are conforming to the intentions of the original work or not.
Larsson carefully chooses her motifs; some are obtained at museum visits, others from art historical literature, and some have followed her over the course of 20 years. In her work processes, contrasting the conscientious and beautiful to the horrific captivates her. Terms such as vulnerability and hunting are common features for the images that get transformed into pottery. The connection to present day makes an important element, as Larsson examines how feelings such as worry and fear are played out in a world she sees as strongly subjected to human suffering, madness and powerlessness. History shows that similar conditions of vulnerability prevails, something that in times as these is urgent to be reminded of.
The Raft of the Medusa is Susanne Larsson’s second solo exhibition at S.P.G and progresses from the previous exhibition "Islands".