GALLERI ANDERSSON/SANDSTRÖM

GALLERI ANDERSSON/SANDSTRÖM

Emma Hartman, Swirl, 2012Emma Hartman, Swirl, 2012, oil on canvas, 200 x 300 cm

The art of Emma Hartman is distinguished both by her technique and her pictorial language. She is shifting between nature and indoor settings, with color as her main pendulum. Deserted architectural spaces are contrasted by open, desolate landscapes. Her compositions are sharp and well-defined, but simultaneously the color seems to be flowing through the canvas, slowly dissolving in a shimmering fog.  Although connections can be made to Mark Rothko and Francis Bacon, Emma Hartman has found her own painterly language.

Emma Hartman was born in Örebro, in 1974. She lives and works in Stockholm. After early studies at the Gerlesborg School of Art in Stockholm, she graduated from the Umeå School of Fine Arts in 2006. Since the graduate exhibition at Bildmuseet in Umeå, Hartman has had several solo exhibitions in Sweden as well as being awarded with several notable scholarships, supported by the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.