Mamma Andersson

Mamma Andersson

Swedish
b. 1962
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Overview

Inspired by filmic imagery, theatre sets, and period interiors, Andersson’s compositions are often dreamlike and expressive. Her subject matter revolves around melancholic landscapes and nondescript, private interiors.

Inspired by filmic imagery, theatre sets, and period interiors, Andersson’s compositions are often dreamlike and expressive. Her subject matter revolves around melancholic landscapes and nondescript, private interiors.

Mamma Andersson was born 1962 in Luleå, Sweden. She lives and works in Stockholm.

While stylistic references include turn-of-the-century Nordic figurative painting, folk art, and local or contemporary vernacular, Andersson’s evocative use of pictorial space and her juxtapositions of thick paint and textured washes are uniquely her own.

A major solo exhibition by the artist opened at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark in June 2021, accompanied by an illustrated catalogue. The show surveyed fifteen years of Andersson’s practice and featured a specially created series of new paintings. The artist’s solo exhibition ‘Memory Banks’ opened in October 2018 at Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. She won the Daniel And Florence Guerlain Drawing Prize 2018, a prestigious award honouring a living European artist. Andersson was a co-curator of the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil in the same year.

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