Artist Statement :

In my work I aim to create a visual link between the materials we use daily, their origin in the resource management industry, the labor required to gather them and the landscapes from which they are harvested. The concept that we live in a “post-scarcity economy” is paradoxical when considering that the amount of accessible matter on earth is always finite.  Materials are permanent, it can be difficult to remember this since we often experience them in temporary objects, but when a bottle falls off the shelf and crashes on the floor, we remember we are picking up pieces of glass.

Artist Biography :

Stefan Sollenius graduated from The Emily Carr University of Fine art and Design in Vancouver British Columbia with his bacherlors degree in Visual Arts. He was awarded a full merrit scholarship to study in Montreal Quebec at Concordia University. He has studied abroad in a research exchange at the University of New Mexico.