I am more than half way through my biological life and about half way through my creative life. I measure time as we all do, and partly by the fading body, but in order to challenge linear time, I try to live in total time.
Presenting new works on paper and metal composed of repeating and reflecting lines, Tottie can be said to question the divide between painting and drawing. The imperfections that arise from this free-hand exercise in drawing parallel lines become a reflection of their creators physiology in print. They are not only very effective optically, but – by accident – extremely associative in an almost hallucinatory way.
Currently professor at the Royal Institute of Art (KKH), Stockholm, Tottie has had a long career garnered with international attention since graduating from there in 1991, having previously studied at the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques in Paris. Major solo exhibitions include Malmö Konstmuseum (1997 & 2011), Liljevalchs konsthall (2007), Göteborgs Konstmuseum (2002), DAAD Galerie Berlin (2001) and the legendary Konrad Fischer Galerie (2009), guest lectureship at Harvard University (2009–10), as well as participation in group exhibitions at MoMA (2010 & 2013) and Drawing Center, (2006), NYC.