Jockum Nordström creates dense visual narratives in a distinctive and highly recognizable style, combining a feeling of spontaneous improvisation with complex compositions.
Nordström’s tableaus often feature a cast of figures, animals and objects engaged in complex and simultaneous interactions. At times these mysterious narratives may appear reminiscent of graphic novels or storyboards for a period film, and his colour palette evokes the melancholy of early photography or vintage illustration. Rooted in drawing, his practice extends into a variety of media including collage and watercolour.
Jockum Nordström, born 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden, lives and works in Stockholm. He has been collaborating with BORCH Editions since 2022.