Meta Isæus-Berlin - Fukt (detail), 2015, oil on canvaS
Meta Isæus-Berlin had her break-through as one of Sweden’s most prominent installation artists in the middle of the nineties, representing Sweden in several international biennials. In 2006 the artist had a major mid-career show at Liljevalchs in Stockholm. In connection with the exhibition, Isæus-Berlin declared that painting would thereafter be her principal means of expression. Since, she has had several successful exhibitions in Sweden, Europe and USA.
Meta Isæus-Berlin’s paintings “take familiar stories and material from the history of art as their starting-point. Highlighting fragments she weaves a new web of meanings. The result is a world of images that is filled equally with fairy tales, myths, symbols, material, colors and abstractions”. Thus writes art critic Katarina Wadstein MacLeod in one of her many texts about Meta Isæus-Berlin.
Also, see more work by the artist on Meta Isæus-Berlin's own web page: