Jesper Thour

Tales of Escape, 2020


In my artwork I have the child's play as a guide,
the uncertainty leads me to questions about myself.
Through the animals and recurring characters, I show scenes that creates stories about trying to fit in, about understanding my context and thoughts about how I should be or want
to be in the group, about freedom and my longing for it.

The struggle to try to escape to become something else,
to not have to, just function.

Escape from what has been, from what has built me,
and not get stuck.

Escape to freedom, the freedom to be one's own.

Freedom, that was so easy to get but now so
hard to find.








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Mixed media

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2020: Jo Andersson | Iván Argote | Jesper OT Andersson | Mimmi Blomqvist | Emilia Elfvik | Leif Engström | Clara Fina Frisk | Sacco Fujishima | Alexander Gustaf-Thompson | Sofia Heinonen | Fanny Hellgren | Tone Linghult | Camilo Matiz | Yoyo Nasty |

Karla Rakuljić | Ruben Risholm | Johanna Robleto | Ellen Rosdala | Lotta Snijder | Jesper Thour | Axel Versteegh | Felicia Westerberg.

2019: Klara Berge | Jonas Bentzer | Adrián Espinós | Lovisa Hed | Henrik Jonsson | Yung Kim | Kajsa Kiuttu | Frida Lundén Mörck | Ivar Lövheim | Molly Malmer | Sara Nielsen Bonde | André Nordström | Yoyo Nasty | Jesper OT Andersson | Elinor Silow | Lisa Wallert | Felicia Westerberg.

2018: Anna Engver | Axel Versteegh | BarroLevén (Ulrika Barr and Kristina Levén) | BOOM (Erika Kristofersson Bredberg, Matilda Kästel, Sara Lundkvist, Ammy Olofsson, Nina Westman) | Camilo Matiz | Elinor Silow | Erlend Rødsten | Frederik E. | Fredrik Eriksson | Henrik Jonsson | Jenny Käll | Jesper OT Andersson | Kajsa Rönnholm | Kasper Nordenström | Lucia Flores | Marcus Nystrand | Sanna Laaban | Supawan Sihapoompichit | Tora Wallander.

2017: John Alberts | Theodor Ander | Johan Berglund | Ludmila Hrachovinová | J o b | Sara Nielsen Bonde | Emma Brålander | Kyung Jin Cho | Sacco Fujishima | Edith Hammar | Susanna Jablonski | Alvina Jakobsson | Gabriella Loeb | Camilo Matiz | Kasper Nordenström Jung | Jesper OT Andersson | Cecilia Ringertz | Martina Skyttberg | Gethin Wyn Jones

2016: Alexander Hult | Alvina Jakobsson | Asumi Sato | Carl Cyrén | Camilo Matiz | Fredrik Eriksson | Ivo Lundin Hatje & Hannes Tomani | Henrik Jonsson | Jennifer Myerscough | Joakim Sandqvist | Johan Berglund | Jonathan Terry | Karin Sahlin | Liva Isakson | Ludmila Hrachovinová | Tero Niskanen | Trine Struwe | Sacco Fujishima

2015: Johan Berglund | Leontina Gustafsson | Haruna Hirano | Susanna Jablonski | Inez Jönsson | Yuuka Kita | Erika Kristofersson Bredberg | Matilda Kästel | Matilda Lundin | Sara Lundkvist | Ammy Olofsson | Daniel Reinius | Trine Struwe | August Sörenson | Nina Westman
2014: Ammy Olofsson | Anna Lidberg | Asumi Sato | Axel Versteegh | Camilo Matiz | Emma Andersson | Erlend Grytbakk Wold |
Gabriella Loeb | Ida Persson | Liva Isakson Lundin | Ossian Eckerman | Sacco Fujishima | Åke Gustafsson
2013: Sacco Fujishima.
2012: Aiko Kubo | Anna Åstrand | Bianca Nabuco | Christofer Blixt | David Larsson | Hanna Zelleke Collin | Heyjoo Yang |
Jakob Solgren
| Julius Göthlin | Kristofer Hedberg | Lilian de Souza | Monika Strasser | Pål Sommelius | Supawan Sihapoompichit.