The pictorial universe of the Swedish artist Bo Christian Larsson (b. 1976) has its fulcrum in an archaic ‘dream world’, a sort of "non-place", dominated by mythic elements and archetypal characters drawn from the collective unconscious. Larsson works with drawing, sculpture and performance, often allowing these to relate to each other. His performances serve as a kind of catalyst for the permanent works, which sometimes appear like surviving archaeological finds. Typically, Larsson's sculptures are made up of a combination of both recognisable and symbol-saturated everyday items, such as shoes, hats and books, in atypical combinations with various materials and objects, such as candle wax, feathers, iron chains and light bulbs. The overriding tone in Larsson's art is masculine, dark and romantic. He often takes an anthropological approach to his works, but never provides definitive answers: "I see my works in terms of the onion principle. You can peel off one layer after another, but you never find a real core at the centre. I believe more in the act of living and, of course, dreaming. Bo Christian Larsson’s work is represented in several public collections, including Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamn in Sweden.