© Maya Eizin Öijer

Maya Eizin Öijer

We are proud to present Maya Eizin Öijer's forth solo exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko.

Maya Eizin Öijer lives and works in Stockholm. She is represented in numerous institutions e.g. Moderna Museet in Stockholm. She has also held a professorship at the Royal College of Art (Konsthögskolan) in the same city. Her most recent show "Maya Eizin Öijer 1980 - 2004" attracted a lot of attention and had 75.000 visitors while touring museums in Sweden. The book "Maya Eizin Öijer" was released by Bohusläns Museum in connection to the show.

At Andréhn-Schiptjenko she will present a new series of photographic works entitled FICTION. The works focus mostly on paperback covers from the 50's. Parts from these commercial and veiled erotic covers, typical for it’s genre and era, are put together side by side with the artists own photographs of the more eternal love attribute - the rose. The images from the books show us an unreal and dramatized image of our existence. They are compared to the realistic photos of a rose and in the contrast between the two the artwork emerges. Even today we have difficulties not to get lost in an illusion created by imaginary stories. What is fiction and what is reality?

The FICTION series fit well into Maya Eizin Öijer's imaginary world, in which she often combines her own work with parts of pictures from the art history and the media world. By combining different fragments of images, a visual and an emotional link is created from the present to our memories of the past. Maya Eizin Öijer explores the landscape of our subconscious mind and peers into the world of dreams and fantasies. The work is filled with symbols that evoke associations with myths, archetypes and the darker sides of our human emotions.

The FICTION series consists of photographs mounted behind 7 mm glass or printed images on cotton.

Exhibition: August 17 - September 16, 2006
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 11am - 5pm, Sat noon - 5pm

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S-113 53 Stockholm
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