Louisiana poster with the work,Humdrum Day (2013), by the Swedish artist, Karin Mamma Andersson (b. 1962), which Louisiana presented in 2021 with the exhibition, Humdrum Days. Mamma Andersson stands as one of the most important painters of her generation and Louisiana presented her for the first time in large detail in Denmark.
Mamma Andersson builds her paintings on the basis of art historical references and found photographs, films and historical clippings. It is painting on painting, pictures on pictures when Andersson's works open up in a universe of suggestive and emotionally charged narratives in vast landscapes, interiors and portraits:
The Nordic landscape with slopes, spruce forests and the special, contrasting light. Dolls, often as substitutes for people, give the painting a solidified, object-like character. People with their backs turned, whose faces turned away make the image mysterious. And the color black, often in several shades and materials, oversprayed or roughly applied so that a marked darkness arises in the image, a darkness that the artist himself associates with death.
Louisiana's exhibition presented 60 Mamma Andersson's works—including 10 new images, produced especially for the exhibition.
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