about

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Johan Urban Bergquist is a Swedish born, Oslo based artist working with drawing, performance, installations, sculpture and noise music, often using combinations of the aforementioned techniques. The references in Bergquists works are many and disparate, but it mainly is about exploring alternative realities and alternative states of mind. Themes include: dreams, mysticism, occultism, supernatural and unexplained phenomena, alchemy, mind expansion and more.

Count Pukebeard is a reasonably weird and not always politically correct noise-musician from the interior of Never Never Land. The superego has long since lost control over Pukebeard and the subconscious now controls his actions and choices. He is flamboyant and always absolutely unpredictable. His performances are improvised, non-linear and when at its best, overworldly surreal. INFIPIndustrial Noise For Industrious People

an interview with Johan Urban Bergquist by Anne Ulrikke Bak for Babel Visningsrom for Kunst (klick for link)

a review of the exhibition at Babel Visningsrom for Kunst in the magazine Numer (sorry, Norwegian only, klick for link)