Emma Löfström is educated at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London, she is currently based in Stockholm. Emma Löfström creates works on paper, installations and moving image that focus on the relationship between natural and human history. Löfström’s work considers the structuring of nature, and investigates the systems of myth and meaning that shape our understanding of surrounding ecologies. With a particular interest in ecocriticism, biology and anthropology, Löfström is looking at representation and concepts of nature, rethinking the ways in which we regard more-than-human worlds. Whilst exploring drawing as a way of thinking beyond the word, her elaborately detailed and multi-layered images fluctuate between an indeterminate past and fictions of an inhabitable future, from the factual to the invented, from reason to the open-ended.
Researching drawing within an expanded field, Löfström’s assemblages and installations form complex narratives preoccupied with unlearning the language that has intersected nature. Investigating historical archives and scientific research, her work surpasses systems of order and re-evaluates the historic connection between science, observation and drawing.