Liv Dysthe - Visual Artist

I have continued the basic process from childhood; to draw representations of myself and others. I have been looking for recognition on different levels.

It started out with an interest for inner and exterior characteristics of the human being. Later exploring the experience of size and of being a volume. Changes we go through during a lifetime in form, density, surface etc. The body was in these projects represented by abstract forms.

In my last project the question of representation comes up as I question our ability to relate to statistics and information where people are read as numbers. The language of numbers is effective. 10 000 people represented by five signs. I am reshaping numbers into proto-language where the figure represents a human being. In proto language compression is possible in size and flatness, but not in quantity. Every single person in a statistic is represented by one figure..