August 21, 2017

In Korea, a documentary used to be considered as a part of journalism, and it is accepted as having a distance from arts, personal tastes, or imaginations. However, an artist who paints pictures has used the animation to portray his grandmother’s life. It is not just a...

In 1909 in an undemocratic Sweden, a bastard child is born. Called Hervor, her mother is unmarried, and therefore labelled a ‘whore’ and driven from her home. Hervor grows up in shelters and orphanages, unwanted and rejected by society. When she becomes an adult, she f...

May 4, 2017

What advertisers are most eager to target in consumers is their desire to be loved, and that primal need is what haunts every frame of Knutte Wester’s “A Bastard Child,” a vividly nuanced ode to the filmmaker’s grandmother, Hervor. She was born in 1909 to a woman, Ada,...

Swedish watercolour artist and filmmaker Knutte Wester draws a great amount of inspiration from the stories of his grandmother’s impoverished, trying childhood in the downtrodden, incendiary, but still sadly relevant documentary A Bastard Child.

Born in 1909 to a single...

FILMRECENSIONER Knutte Westers har gjort en stark film om sin farmor, som betraktades som horunge.

Om du har tagit del av Umeåbon Knutte Westers konst vet du att hans tema ofta är flyktingar och migration. Han har gjort skulpturer och filmer som utgått från något v...

December 9, 2015

Throughout my career I have been drawn to artists who use their practice as a means of exploring space and time. Not in the astronomical sense, but on an earthly, human level. Knutte Wester is such an artist.

Wester understands the critical underpinnings of the human ex...

September 3, 2013

‘ANSWERABILITY’ IS A TERM coined 1919, in
a short essay by Mikhail Bakhtin, the Russian literature theorist; with it he announces the relation b

etween a literary form and the world external to the context of literature itself. In other words, it is an attempt to put th...

April 1, 2003

Nowadays artists want to exist for real, to be part of it, to be into the world party, where the pavement’s stones are learning to fly and the walls are screaming canned paint. Artists want to be in the world as theirselves and not just as links in the symbiotic chain...

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Knutte Wester is Represented by Gallery Andersson/Sandström