liv melin

Sky high rides

Säg att du är med? Att vi delar samma resa, styr mot samma mål. Kom ta min hand vi gör världen till vår (higher? higher?) to be with you is easy, this feeling inside me sends me sky high.

I love to fly. It’s just a long peace and quiet. Nothing around you but clear blue sky. No one hassle you, no one to tell you where to go or what to do. (to be with you is easy, oh baby)

In 2012, Rihanna invited press and fans to join her on her 777-tour: they were disappointed (they never saw her except from at the 70-minute- long performance they got to experience every night, she never missed a beat, they slept and ate only on board) Sky high ride. Greeted with a gift bag and a packet of information: laminate with their names: socks, perfumes, one very tiny diamond (“you can never say you never had a diamond in your life!”) Shine bright like one.

In 2016, Rihanna told Tara she loved her (Rihanna on stage, Tara center front row). Come inside my dream cave, come inside my rainbow shell, come inside my (private jet) and I – I – I will show you.

The only bad part about flying is having to come down to the fucking world.

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Galleri Golsa is proud to present the first solo exhibition of new works by Liv Melin; Sky High Rides. Liv Melin works with painting, textiles and sculpture in a figurative style. Approaching storytelling in relation to truth and fiction, the subjective experience of daydreams and fantasies are blended together with the real world. The main theme in Melin’s work is relationships and friendships, both imaginary and real. Acknowledging a coexistence with certain, chosen people, she allows her own identity to merge and mend with the identities of others.

As an artist, Melin embraces the never-ending possibilities to reinvent the perception of normality. By use of simple methods and techniques, it is possible to rewrite your own story – or to write yourself into somebody else’s. Constantly reconstructing herself, her work can be described as extended self-portraiture. Through repetition and reuse of the same figures, this time her own, Rihanna’s and a sphinx’; a room for possible interpretations opens up and new truths can be created.

«I am constantly reconstructing myself, one of my funniest recent experiences was when I made a double self-portrait in purple, and I – not entirely consciously – applied the same aesthetics on my physical body: dyed my hair purple, bought purple clothes, got pierced. It got to a point where I had turned myself into a character, and then I cosplayed her: me as fiction.

I am exploring possible love stories: platonic, romantic, made up: by creating scenes which offers no obvious answer, but by using a queer point of view as a tool these potential love stories can be made believable, no matter what dimension they’re in.»

The opening text is a collection of quotes from Eva Dahlgren, Above & Beyond, Donna Lewis, Streetwise (1984), and the internet, modified by the artist.

Säg att du är med? Att vi delar samma resa, styr mot samma mål. Kom ta min hand vi gör världen till vår (higher? higher?) to be with you is easy, this feeling inside me sends me sky high.

I love to fly. It’s just a long peace and quiet. Nothing around you but clear blue sky. No one hassle you, no one to tell you where to go or what to do. (to be with you is easy, oh baby)

In 2012, Rihanna invited press and fans to join her on her 777-tour: they were disappointed (they never saw her except from at the 70-minute- long performance they got to experience every night, she never missed a beat, they slept and ate only on board) Sky high ride. Greeted with a gift bag and a packet of information: laminate with their names: socks, perfumes, one very tiny diamond (“you can never say you never had a diamond in your life!”) Shine bright like one.

In 2016, Rihanna told Tara she loved her (Rihanna on stage, Tara center front row). Come inside my dream cave, come inside my rainbow shell, come inside my (private jet) and I – I – I will show you.

The only bad part about flying is having to come down to the fucking world.

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Galleri Golsa is proud to present the first solo exhibition of new works by Liv Melin; Sky High Rides. Liv Melin works with painting, textiles and sculpture in a figurative style. Approaching storytelling in relation to truth and fiction, the subjective experience of daydreams and fantasies are blended together with the real world. The main theme in Melin’s work is relationships and friendships, both imaginary and real. Acknowledging a coexistence with certain, chosen people, she allows her own identity to merge and mend with the identities of others.

As an artist, Melin embraces the never-ending possibilities to reinvent the perception of normality. By use of simple methods and techniques, it is possible to rewrite your own story – or to write yourself into somebody else’s. Constantly reconstructing herself, her work can be described as extended self-portraiture. Through repetition and reuse of the same figures, this time her own, Rihanna’s and a sphinx’; a room for possible interpretations opens up and new truths can be created.

«I am constantly reconstructing myself, one of my funniest recent experiences was when I made a double self-portrait in purple, and I – not entirely consciously – applied the same aesthetics on my physical body: dyed my hair purple, bought purple clothes, got pierced. It got to a point where I had turned myself into a character, and then I cosplayed her: me as fiction.

I am exploring possible love stories: platonic, romantic, made up: by creating scenes which offers no obvious answer, but by using a queer point of view as a tool these potential love stories can be made believable, no matter what dimension they’re in.»

The opening text is a collection of quotes from Eva Dahlgren, Above & Beyond, Donna Lewis, Streetwise (1984), and the internet, modified by the artist.

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