Lovisa Ringborg, “Night Remains”

Lovisa Ringborg
Lovisa Ringborg, Fountain, 2017. Image: Cecilia Hillström Gallery.

In Lovisa Ringborg’s second exhibition at this gallery, the artist upholds the argument that displaying a set of harmonious works can be more potent than a plethora of free-floating entities.

Showing nine C-prints of varying dimensions, Ringborg infuses the works with an entrancing mood of eerie denouement: Visitors may feel as if they arrived too late for a significant event, ending up instead engulfed in the isolation that follows an abandoned exploit. The photographer convinces viewers to enter a slippery world highlighting dreams and speculation. Nesting (all works 2017) emphasizes Ringborg’s talent for expressing the elusive; multiple bodies are partially covered by blankets, leaving only intertwined limbs in view. In another work, titled Shapeshifter, what is presumably a female body is seen from the side, wearing a furry coat; the viewer is again denied access to the head, which extends beyond the frame. Bodies here are notably disjointed; anonymity and alienation are concerns that loom large in the artist’s practice—which at times blurs the line between photography and painting (for instance, Dancing Wall seems impressionistic yet also realistically resembles moss on rock).

Other works embrace an amorphous realm where the natural world of tenacious life cycles is cherished. In Wormhole and Cloudstorm, cumulus clouds and sun rays are in focus—quotidian yet not readily taken for granted. The cloudy haze also presents itself in Neon Vessel, in which soft pink flesh tones suggest a humanly vessel. With works fostering bodily estrangement but also existential relief, Ringborg presents a rapt collection of Baroque-inspired photographs that both prompt meditation and romanticize spectral transformation.

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Lovisa Ringborg, “Night Remains”

Lovisa Ringborg
Lovisa Ringborg, Fountain, 2017. Image: Cecilia Hillström Gallery.

In Lovisa Ringborg’s second exhibition at this gallery, the artist upholds the argument that displaying a set of harmonious works can be more potent than a plethora of free-floating entities. More »

Przemek Pyszczek, “1989”

Przemek Pyszczek
Przemek Pyszczek, Public Relief No 6, 2016. Image: Gallery Belenius.

Polish-born, Canadian-raised, Berlin-based artist Przemek Pyszczek displays new works which are primarily sculptural and mixed media, with stints into collage. More »

Ulf Rollof, “Kleptomaniac”

Ulf Rollof
Ulf Rollof, Hungry Stranded, 2016. Image: CFHILL.

Sequestered above the restaurant Nosh & Chow in Stockholm (designed by Barcelona-based Lázaro Rosa-Violán), renowned Swedish artist Ulf Rollof’s current solo exhibition is the last installment in a trilogy that began in Mexico City. More »

“Personal”

Dziurlikowska
Magdalena Dziurlikowska, Corona Radiata, 2016. Image: Gotlands Konstmuseum.

Differentiating between public and private spheres can be challenging. This group exhibition focuses on how one might successfully share a subjective experience when most individuals are conditioned to distance themselves from others. More »

Christine Ödlund, “Aether & Einstein”

Christine Ödlund
Christine Ödlund, Urtica Dioica, 2013. Image: Magasin III.

In a delicate fusion of scientific experimentation, metaphysics, and exchange between human beings and plants, Swedish artist Christine Ödlund provides an enchanting display of paintings, drawings, videos, and an organic installation that entices viewers to reconsider their relationships with both secular and spiritual realms. More »

Max Ronnersjö, Untitled (% work)

Max Ronnersjö
Max Ronnersjö, Untitled, 2014. Image: Max Ronnersjö

A Symbol Is As a Symbol Does

Now hangs Swedish artist Max Ronnersjö’s large-scale, percent (%) painting in my apartment—as if one shops for ½ priced boots or a practical winter coat this spring. More »

Bjarne Melgaard, “Right Here, Right Now”

Bjarne Melgaard
Bjarne Melgaard, Untitled, 2015. Image: Lars Bohman Gallery.

In “Right Here, Right Now,” Bjarne Melgaard’s impressive new exhibition of paintings and drawings at Lars Bohman Gallery in Stockholm, the artist courageously maps out and shares his psyche, conveying an array of mental states, from neurosis to obsession to disappointment. More »

Olafur Eliasson, “Reality Machines”

Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson, Beauty, 1993. Image: Anders Sune Berg.

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition “Reality Machines” serves as both a retrospective, including almost twenty key pieces from across his career, and a successful display of the modernist cohesion between art, architecture, and design. More »

Annika von Hausswolff, solo exhibition

Annika von Hausswolff
Annika von Hausswolff, Because There Is No God, No Good Dog, 2015. Image: Andréhn-Schiptjenko.

Swedish photographer Annika von Hausswolff has a history of ignoring the limitations of her chosen medium. While photographs remain her aesthetic and conceptual bedrock, she has also incorporated sculpture, installation, performance, people, and props into her diverse practice, one that chiefly explores the complexities of the human mind. More »