JESPER O.T. ANDERSSON
“I am primarily a sculptor and usually work spatially. My whole body is present when I’m working on my sculptures. That means that the physical material is always in a relationship with my body and what it is capable of in terms of muscle memory, lifting power, strength and so forth.
But drawing is a more cerebral process for me – the creative process is slower and guided by my subconscious. I draw autonomously and allow the image to flow on from the events that occur at the earliest stage of the drawing.
For me, drawing is a refuge when my body is tired and out of balance. I let my pencil draw a few lines and that’s how it continues.”
Jesper is studying the Five-Year Fine Arts Programme at the Royal Institute of Art (Kungliga Konsthögskolan) in Stockholm and will graduate in 2020. He was also an exchange student at the Glasgow School of Art and the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University in Beijing and has studied at Dômen Art School (Dômen konstskola) and Valand Academy (Akademin Valand), both in Gothenburg.
Photo portrait: Jesper O.T. Andersson