Yoyo Nasty - Happy Place
Welcome to a distorted landscape of artificial nature with enchanted plants that grow quickly, everywhere and extend into every corner. Crazy but kind characters live here. Cross-eyed and happy, often on the go and with the tongue hanging out. Clumsy paws rush past. The toes are painted in hot pink nail polish that goes well with the dark blue wavy stripes. The dachshunds make a U-turn. The tiger picks up a frog and rushes off to the party. There will be dancing and dessert. What a wonderful place. A Happy Place.
In the exhibition "Happy Place", the visitor gets to step into a colorful and playful world of images. The exhibition is made up of paintings, a mural and video works with interactive aspects where the viewer can play freely in the borderland between art, body and technology.
Yoyo Nasty (b. 1991) is based in Stockholm and took her MFA from Konstfack in 2019. She works primarily with playful and drastic painting, populated by imaginative characters and wild plants. Nature is a recurring inspiration, but in Yoyo Nasty's world it is reproduced in a surreal way. Yoyo Nasty has previously exhibited at Pada Studios in Lisbon and Konsthissen and Liljevalchs in Stockholm. This summer, in addition to the exhibition at Österängens Konsthall, she will also be shown at Vida Museum & Konsthall on Öland. Yoyo Nasty is also a frequently commissioned illustrator with clients such as Halebop, H&M, Spritmuseum, Lars Wallin, Natur & Kultur, Dr. Martens and Urbanears.