Last year Gustaf Holtenäs made a music video for Swedish pop icon Jenny Wilson, to her new song called RAPIN*. A uncompromising depiction of the horrifying event that happen to Jenny a year before. Gustaf will talk about how the video was made, how the dialog between him and Jenny evolved. How it is to have creative freedom in someone trauma. To be bold and free with your expression in that context. Specifically as a man that is not threatened to get raped when walking home late at night. Gustaf will talk about the reception, politics and aftermath of the video. Also about the insane amount of hand drawn labour put in to this 3 minute video that made it to every newspaper in Sweden.
Self thought and independent artist, working with illustration, animation, painting, music and storytelling. Born 1991 in south of Sweden, now living in Stockholm. Always open to engulf into something new and unknown. Striving to take an artform to its creative extreme and to come as close to the core of the agenda as possible. Usually incorporating strong feministic and humane values into to the work. Studying fine art at the school of Konstfack in Stockholm at the moment, but has four years of physics and mathematics behind him. Music videos has been made for artist as MITYA, Shook, Kate NV and now the video RAPIN* for Jenny Wilson. With the latest piece bringing a lot of national and some international attention to the artist. Inspired by surrealist painters and directors like Katsuhiro Otomo, Hayao Miyazaki and Andrei Tarkovsky. Gustaf has grander projects beyond the realm of music videos already in the making, wanting to explore the beauty of animation further, to the frontier.