Stockholm, Solna, Sweden
About Rafael Garrdó
Once somebody claimed that my work is like “a compilation of magic realism short stories written by a dumpster diver”. With the use of appropriated and recycled materials as well as other mediums, I compose fragmented or schematic stories, fictions or partial truths, that may reach the disparateness of an essayist who explore different paradoxes of representation and thereby interpretation. In my thematic installations/works, serious matters are loaded with eerie speculations, dry humor and a dark look at the scheme of things. My reduced collage/bricolage aesthetic, somewhat minimalistic, is also reflected in the music/sound works which are called with the alias Manglar Co. At the moment I am living and working in Vinon sur Verdon, in the Provence region of France.
MFA Konstfack. Stockholm Sweden