There is something mysterious about the figures in Jockum Nordström’s collages – almost as if the figures in them were acting out parts in one the dark sinister novels for which Swedish authors such as Stieg Larsson have become well-known. And so it is too with his drawings showing figures set in simplistic, almost naive, interiors or architectural settings, but what are they doing?; why are they there?; what are they discussing?; what happens next?
Wafting through the silence of the David Zwirner Gallery are musical sounds drawing the visitor to a darkened room upstairs where the collages come to life like puppets in a strange surreal experience in his new installation ‘The Anchor Hits the Sand’.
The Swedish artist Jockhum Nordström (born 1963) has filled the Gallery with works from the last two years in a number of different styles, but they all leave the viewer wanting to learn the story and follow it through to the ending, as with a good novel.