Kristoffer Zetterstrand’s works take traditional painting and smash it head-first into things that aren’t traditional painting. Often, that means video games.
You can see some of his work in the gallery to your left, with classics like Way of the Exploding Fist and King’s Quest tossed into the same piece as fake dioramas of a golden age of painting.
Indeed, games form a big part of his art. Zetterstrand says that his juxtaposition of different art styles — when he says “the illusion is shattered and the underlying construction emerges” — is “like when there is a bug in a computer game”.
Minecraft fans may recognise some of his work; he’s the man behind the paintings available in the indie game.
Hjärta Spel, Group show, Tekniska Museet, 2/2—21/4 2013
Galleri Gerlesborg, 12 juli–25 augusti LARS GÖRAN NILSSON & KRISTOFFER ZETTERSTRAND