Astrid Sylwan, Katrin Westman, "Market 2017"

Stockholm, March 24 - March 26, 2017

Images from the exhibition

Astrid Sylwan

Astrid Sylwan is very well-known for her abstract large-scale paintings, and is held in high regard within the Swedish contemporary scene. Her expression is direct and recognizable, with each work being loaded with a peculiar sense of identity. Therefore, it is particularly exciting to see Sylwan take the plunge into the three-dimensional. "Flora I & II" are the first bronze sculptures Sylwan done, and are seen as an extension of her paintings.

There has long been a desire in me to explore three-dimensional space, but painting keeps me constantly busy, and there never seems to be enough time. - Astrid Sylwan

Astrid Sylwan, born 1970, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2005, she graduated from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Since then, her imprint on the Swedish contemporary art scene has been evident. Her works can be found in the collections of Moderna Museet, Malmö Art Museum and Dunkers Culture House, along with several private collections. In recent years she has created several major public commissions, including the new Stockholm City Line.

Katrin Westman

Katrin Westman is an extremely ambitious young artist. Westman takes the viewer on a journey across the canvas in her sensual and abstract paintings. Along the way she reveals fragments of her process and a deep understanding of colour. The journey begins with an exploration into the history of art. By digging into the past she ends up in the moment and proves that the tradition of painting is always relevant.

Katrin Westman, born in 1987 in Örebro, Sweden, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå in 2015. Today lives and works in Stockholm. Works by Katrin Westman can be found in the collections of Stockholm Konst, Bonnier Konstförening, SAK (the Swedish General Art Association), and Kristenhamns Konstmuseum. In 2014, she was the youngest ever to be awarded Kristenhamns Konstmuséum young artist scholarship. In 2015, she was awarded scholarships from the Foundation Anna-Lisa Thomson, and the Eva and Hugo Bergman Memorial Fund.


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