© Gunnel Wåhlstrand

Gunnel Wåhlstrand

Andréhn-Schiptjenko has the pleasure of presenting Gunnel Wåhlstrand's first solo-exhibition. Wåhlstrand (born 1974), graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, in 2003 and did a very well received graduation exhibition with an installation of large-scale, realistic depictions of photographs. The exhibition now presented can be seen as a development of this project, offering works that are more complex as regards motives and execution.

Wåhlstrand works in ink-wash, a time-consuming and precise technique she has come to master to perfection. Her motives are images from her father's family-album. The original photographs were taken by the artist's grandfather and are depictions of a bourgeois family life, meticulously staged in a way that reminds us of many scenes from the history of painting.

The discipline and stringency required by the technique she has chosen creates a parallel between the motive and its execution. Wåhlstrand's work involves a deeply personal as well as universal process. The precise and demanding nature of the work involved in the depiction of these documents is a means for the artist to physically and mentally approach a personal history that she, while having no personal experience of it, suffers the consequences of. This process also has a general human meaning.

Exhibition: February 24 - April 2, 2005
Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 11am - 5pm, Sat noon - 5pm

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