From press release:
Swedish Mamma Andersson (b. 1962) stands out as one of the most important and intriguing painters of her generation. The summer show at Louisiana marks the first large-scale presentation of her fascinating and disturbing works in Denmark.
Mamma Andersson’s pictures open up a universe of suggestive and emotionally charged narratives: extensive landscapes where trees apparently dissolve before our eyes, interiors where painted areas abruptly open up for visions into different worlds, portraits of figures with their backs turned, and black holes where our gaze seems to be drawn into a free fall.
These are beautiful pictures, strange pictures. They seduce, they challenge. Mamma Anderssons works somehow just seem to keep growing in the eye of the beholder.
– Poul Erik Tøjner, Louisiana museum director
Mamma Andersson builds her paintings up from a wealth of art-historical references and found photographs, films, and historical cuttings. This is painting on painting, imagery on imagery. In the end all of this is filtered through her distinctive artistic vision – at once drily registrative and colorfully poetic – and a new world appears.
The exhibition of Mamma Andersson reaffirms the museum’s commitment to painting and extends the scope of earlier exhibitions of artists of the same generation such as Cecily Brown, Daniel Richter, and Peter Doig.
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