Sculpture Once Upon A Teen Age is a part of the Turbofolk collection.
The sculptures is made of eco-plastic, polyester and acrylic coloured.
Turbofolk is a figural sculpture collection created between 2020-22 during the covid pandemic. The complete set consists of 15 polychrome figures, mostly life-size. It is a moralistic appeal to reflect on today’s consumer-oriented world. The sculptures portray the social problems associated with religion, gender, racism, ecology, and similar topics, and opens questions such as the use of power and the freedom of perception. It ironizes people’s connection to fleeting things and draws attention to the fact of separation from profound life experiences.
None of the Turbofolk sculptures give answers, but ask questions.
The sculpture Once Upon a Teen Age asks:
Is everything that seems normal to us also good? What does normal mean? Isn’t a small act sometimes better than a big word? Why cannot a big word trigger at least a small action? What if violence sometimes appears in disguise? What suffocates us, takes away our voice and binds our hands? Who puts a plastic bag over our heads? And why actually?
The artwork was created with the utmost respect for Greta Thunberg, her public attitude, and the ideas she represents.