A celebration of the representation, figuration, and classical antiquity in Mamma Andersson’s newest paintings.
“When I look at this collection of pictures, … what strikes me first is the image-making capacity itself and the endless stream of images it brings forth and always has brought forth into the world.” — Karl Ove Knausgaard, Mamma Andersson: Sleepless
The Swedish painter Mamma Andersson draws inspiration from a wide range of photographic source materials, art history, filmic imagery, theater sets, and period interiors, as well as the sparse topography of northern Sweden. The paintings and works on paper collected in this volume explore atmosphere and mood through representations of masks, statues, and figurines, which take on a dreamlike, mythical quality in stark silhouettes. While recalling classical genres of still life, landscape, and interiors, this body of work, painted in 2021 and 2022, blends our sense of the past, present, and future.
A companion to the artist’s previous books A Storm Warning and The Lost Paradise, this limited-run publication features a new essay by Karl Ove Knausgaard. The text considers the history and evolution of the human desire to depict our surroundings, placing Andersson’s doubled renderings—“pictures of pictures”—within a tradition of painting not from life but from representations of life.
Samtalen : En bok om och med Mamma Andersson
“Varje dag efter skolan gick jag ut med Sappo, minst en timme i skogen, och jag mådde så bra av det. Jag gick där på tallheden och berättade olika historier högt för mig själv. Ofta handlade det om relationer. Ibland var jag en journalist som frågade om olika saker och då blev jag både den […]465 SEK
Mamma Andersson: Sleepless
A celebration of the representation, figuration, and classical antiquity in Mamma Andersson’s newest paintings. “When I look at this collection of pictures, … what strikes me first is the image-making capacity itself and the endless stream of images it brings forth and always has brought forth into the world.” — Karl Ove Knausgaard, Mamma Andersson: Sleepless The […]495 SEK
Hilma af Klint – Visionary
Hilma af Klint s works have taken the international art world by storm, more than one hundred years after they were created. Around the turn of the 20th century, the new spiritual and social movements of theosophy and later anthroposophy came to inspire the pioneers of modernism and abstract art Kandinsky, Mondrian, Malevich and Hilma […]349 SEK
Mamma Andersson: The Lost Paradise
This volume celebrates the Swedish artist Mamma Andersson’s new body of work—melancholic, evocatively colored paintings that explore femininity, fantasy, and memory. Andersson’s works embody a new genre of landscape painting that recalls late nineteenth-century romanticism while also embracing a contemporary interest in layered, psychological compositions. Her panoramic scenes draw inspiration from a wide range of […]395 SEK