Subjekt och Dedikation MCMXC (Subject and Dedication MCMXC)

1989-1990
Oil, acrylic on linen canvas and extruded aluminum
250 x 2 980 cm
Magasin III Production

Forslund worked on this painting Subject and dedication MCMXC for more than a year. This enormous painting, which measures 2.5 x 29.8 meters, has been divided into a number of sections based on the demographic structure of the growth in global population from the first ever census to the population explosion of the future. Its artistic expression testifies to an awareness that meaning arises in the interface between the art and the beholder, and in the relationship with art history and society at large. The painting portrays individual human needs in relation to the dimensions of time and space.