28 April 2017 - 27 May 2017Mamma Andersson's fifth exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery will focus on a new series of unique woodcut prints. This will be the artist's first solo presentation dedicated to this technique and marks an exciting development in her practice. These prints are emotive scenes and portraits of "...characters who will not be pinned down: fleet of foot, they move swiftly across centuries, indifferent to mortality and geography" (Jennifer Higgie, 2017). Andersson is known fo...
Mamma Andersson: Gooseberry
27 April 2013 - 30 May 2013Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new paintings by established Swedish artist Mamma Andersson. This is the artist's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery and follows highly acclaimed survey shows at Moderna Museet, Sweden; Camden Arts Centre, UK and Aspen Art Museum, USA.
28 November 2008 - 17 January 2009Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Swedish artist Mamma Andersson. Andersson's mysterious and compelling paintings present an everyday world instilled with magic, folklore and unsettling ambiguity. Sensuously rendered in thick, impenetrable swathes of paint which melt into diaphanous oily streaks, landscapes and interiors merge into each other only to separate again. Her distinct visual language creates its own context where biographical references, visual quotes, cinematic flow and disjointed narrative converge.
29 April 2005 - 28 May 2005Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Swedish artist Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson's paintings of landscapes and interiors are at once comforting and ominous. Her paintings of cold landscapes containing white birch trees and soothing scenes of schoolchildren in their classrooms are often imbued with a sense of mystery and magic. The viewer is instantly made aware that within the familiar scenes depicted by Andersson, something forgotten or foreboding is lurking in the background. Scenery becomes ghost-like
and surreal, figurative images become frightening yet calming.
23 October 2002 - 23 November 2002Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Swedish artist Mamma Andersson. This is the artist's first solo exhibition in London. Mamma Andersson's paintings of haunting landscapes, strange interiors and mysterious people are at once magical, ominous and compelling. Scandinavian trees such as birch, pine, aspen and spruce feature among Andersson's motifs together with animals, children, classrooms and libraries. In Andersson's paintings, adults look disorientated, interiors are disordered and the environments portrayed are unstable.