(born 1963) is a Swedish artist, best known for his vivid collages, but also for his drawings, paintings and work as an illustrator.
Jockum Nordström was born December 19, 1963 in Sweden
in a family with two brothers and one sister. His father Gert Z Nordström was a professor of Art Education at Konstfack, University College of Art, Crafts and Design
, the same school and department from where Jockum graduated in 1988. Nordström’s national poularity increased with the series of children’s books about the character Sailor
and his dog Pekka
, and while working as an illustrator at the Stockholm newspaper Dagens Nyheter
1997 - 1999. Nordström has also designed record sleeves for the rockband Ceasars
. His first show in the United States was at Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco
1999. In 2000 his reputation increased rapidly when some of Nordström’s drawings were exhibited at Liste in Basel and quickly were sold out, among others to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
in New York. He joined David Zwirner Gallery
in New York City
in shortly after.
Nordström met his wife, the Swedish painter Karin Mamma Andersson, while working at a summer camp. They live in the Stockholm suburb Tallkrogen and have two sons.
Nordström is known for his collages, paintings, drawings and sculptures that knit together references to folk art
and outsider art
, surrealist collage
, furniture and architectural
design, human sexual habits and maritime
lore. He has also written children's books and designed album covers. His work is in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art
in New York, the Moderna Museet
and Magasin 3 in Stockholm, and the Gothenburg Art Museum
2007 Los Angeles, CA. Roberts & Tilton. Other Scenes, 2007. Text by Aaron Rose
2003 Galleri Magnus Karlsson. Jockum Nordström: Between the table and the Legs /Works 2000-2002, Stockholm 2003.
1997 In his Loneliness (10 min)
1994 The Sunday Orchestra (5 min)