Sonja Larsson, Unfold, painting, 11 January–17 February 2018

Leaf by leaf, crease by crease the universe unravels, reveals itself, unfolds.

Cecilia Hillström Gallery is pleased to start the new year with Sonja Larsson’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition Unfold consists of a series of new large-scale oil paintings on canvas. Sonja Larsson started to explore the idea of ”woven” paintings a few years ago. Line by line, the paintings emerge on the empty canvas.  Initially, it was an idea about a working method but at the same time an exploration of where these layers of thin lines would take her. Every day, returning to the studio, the dialogue with the working materials continues and a tension is created between the seemingly perfect shapes and the trace of the hand. Standing in front of the artworks, the viewer is challenged both intellectually and physically.

Treacherous serenity is also within Sonja Larsson’s painting. For who can claim that this is about calm and quietude? Between steady lines and measured dots emerges a myriad of explosions.

–Katja Larsson

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with a text by artist Katja Larsson, design by Waters Löwenhielm and photos by Per Myrehed. Read the complete text here.

Artist Talk with Sonja Larsson and Dan Karlholm, art historian, on Thursday 8 February at 6 pm. The talk was held in Swedish. Listen to the recording:

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