Mamma Andersson

Mamma Andersson

Swedish
b. 1962
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Overview

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.

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.

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

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.

Andersson will have a major solo exhibition in June 2021 at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, accompanied by an illustrated catalogue. In 2018 Andersson won the Daniel And Florence Guerlain Drawing Prize, a prestigious award honouring a living European artist. She was a co-curator of the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil and her solo exhibition ‘Memory Banks’ opened in October 2018 at Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.

Other notable solo exhibitions include: ‘The Lost Paradise’, David Zwirner, New York (2020); ‘Mamma Andersson’ at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2017); ‘Tick Tock’ at Konsthallen, Luleå, Sweden (2013); ‘Dog Days’, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (2012); Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2010) and Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2009). In 2007 Andersson was the subject of a critically acclaimed, mid-career survey at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden which travelled to the Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland and the Camden Arts Centre, London, England. In 2006 the artist won the Carnegie Art Award, a prestigious prize for Nordic contemporary painting, and she had a corresponding exhibition that travelled extensively in Europe. Her work was represented at the Nordic Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003).

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