If one called painting by its name, Malin Gabriella Nordin would probably have it
respond with the voice of rocks: of stones that fluently speak their own language
of shapes and ciphers and glow with multiple colours in the dark. Nordin gives
abstract forms a unique presence that is subtly spooky, animated by the silent
laughter of beings from other dimensions. – Jan Verwoert, 2013
As fall sets in and our summer sun gazing comes to an end, I have found myself looking towards the ground, hunting for pebbles, fallen leaves and seed and nuts that have tumbled to the ground marking the change in season. Perhaps it's because of this transition that I am drawn to the work of Swedish artist Malin Gabriella Nordin and all its organic regalia. An artist after my own heart, Nordin utilizes found images to inspire her collages, many of which are centered around color, form and surface.
I am particulary drawn to how she jumps in scale to create these friendly-looking wooden sculptures that isolate her two-dimensional biomorphic shapes and brings to life in human scale. It is this physical encounter that she explores in her artist book Private Language, where the above excerpt was plucked from by critic and curator Jan Verwoert. I'm hooked on Nordin's work and I was so excited to see that she has a limited edition of prints available from Little Paper Planes, too!