Sonja Larsson, New Paintings | 20 February–29 March
Cecilia Hillström is proud to present Sonja Larsson’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. Larsson’s large scale paintings may be referred to as minimalistic, yet the time-consuming working process is characterized by a series of decisions based on intuition and feeling. The subtle expression of Sonja Larsson is guided by a combination of rules and a considerable element of surprise, as she is working towards a rhythm, created through layers and layers of paint meticulously applied with the help of masking tape. Each layer adds complexity, allowing the artist to pursue an inner logic. The human brain seeks patterns, meaning and context. Larsson challenges the viewer to spend time in front of her paintings, an experience similar to listening to a musical piece from beginning to end. The physical experience of colour and rhythm gradually grows during the process of viewing, allowing the painting to occupy both time and space. The exhibition runs until 29 March.
Sonja Larsson (b 1955) is educated at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. She has had a number of solo exhibitions, most recently at Enköpings konsthall, Sven-Harrys (konstmuseum) and Västerås Art Museum. Public commissions include Danderyd hospital, The Rinkeby Academy and the Swedish Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Larsson is represented in the collections of Moderna Museet, Public Art Agency Sweden, Royal Institute of Technology, Umeå University, Lund University and Karolinska Institutet. Read more / Read review Omkonst