The Danish-Israeli artist Tal R (b. 1967) and the Swedish artist Karin Mamma Andersson (b. 1962) both helped pave the way for new 21st-century painting. Both of them have arrived at a powerful artistic expression. In their own way, each of them tackles the field of tension between figuration and abstraction, based on a shared view of drawing and painting as a personal, yet universal human need to express oneself with pencil and brush. In particular, they both draw extensive inspiration from the great masters of art history, whom Tal R and Mamma Andersson are now joining.
In the exhibition Tal R & Mamma Andersson – About Hill, the two artists explore Nordic painting by basing their works on the art of the great Swedish artist, Carl Fredrik Hill (1849-1911), whose quivering, quasi living landscapes and mysterious worlds emanate melancholy, symbolism and a psychologically unstable artistic existence – for both good and bad.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Kunsten, Malmö Konstmuseum and Museum MORE, who are proud to be presenting works by two of today’s top Nordic artists, brimming with references and charged with correlations between past and present. For Kunsten, this exhibition is a key player in the celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, when the museum is not only looking back, but also looking forward by featuring a number of pre-eminent contemporary artists.
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