No. 30—2024

Tropics of beach naps


Jim Thorell

Info: SETAREH is pleased to present Tropics of beach naps, the solo show by Stockholm based artist Jim Thorell. The act of painting, like playing certain types of music, like days spent drifting through the city and bumping into friends, like letting one‘s body collapse into beach-sand, has the capacity to melt the borders of the self. In Jim Thorell‘s new work, this melting is mobilized within a type of abstract picture wherein the painted mark collapses into a form of free-writing. Exceeding the boundaries of the autonomous composition, this body of work performs the oceanic. Its embodied collectivity spills over the borders of the typically socio-political, instead speaking from the resonant structure of being.

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