Banana Woman quarter Portriat TONY MATELLI [solo-exhibition] at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, February 1 – March 9, 2019

Tony Matelli at Andréhn-Schiptjenko
February 1 – March 9, 2019

Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to present Tony Matelli’s sixth solo show at the gallery, celebrating two decades of collaboration with the artist. The opening takes place on Friday February 1, 2019 between 5-8 pm and coincides with the opening of the gallery’s new space on Linnégatan 31 in Stockholm.

Matelli works in a variety of sculptural techniques and materials, his œuvre displaying an uncanny fusion of conceptual clarity and technical breadth. Many issues of his generation — alienation, ambivalence, and decadence — manifest themselves directly in his work. His sculptures possess a concision and frankness that can simultaneously seem crass and profound. There is also an element of provocation; a protest against playing by the universally accepted rules or conventions that exist as an inseparable part of the world that surrounds us. His sculptures can best be described as anti-monuments, re-interpreting the tradition of hyperrealism in American sculpture.

For this exhibition Matelli has produced extraordinary new works that further develop some of his recent themes, exploring entropy in various forms. Using shapes from classical sculpture, with its connotations of history, culture and class, artificially aging them through various forms of distress, and bedecking them with hyperrealistic perishables – strawberries, romaine, a hot-dog sandwich cast in painted bronze – results in something that looks very old acting as support for something superbly fresh. Made of materials that do not age the works relate to both eternal youth and the passage of time. The duality is poetic but also formal.

Tony Matelli (b. 1971) lives and works in Brooklyn. Recent institutional solo exhibitions include I Hope All Is Well… at 500 Capp Street, San Francisco, USA 2018, Garden at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA in 2017 and Realisms at The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, amongst others. His work is widely collected and included in major public and private collections around the world. Read more…

Tony Matelli at Andréhn-Schiptjenko February 1 – March 9, 2019 Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to present Tony Matelli’s sixth solo show at the gallery, celebrating two decades of collaboration with the artist. The opening takes place on Friday February 1, 2019 between 5-8 pm and coincides with the opening of the gallery’s new space on Linnégatan (Read more…)

hem SIOBHÁN HAPASKA [solo-exhibition] John Hansard Gallery, December 15, 2018 – February 9, 2019

Siobhán Hapaska (b. 1963) is currently exhibiting at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton, UK: ”Across the sculptures on display, Hapaska introduces a diverse array of materials, including fibreglass, concrete cloth, artificial snakeskin, aluminium, oak, charcoal powder, wax and brass. Each loaded with history and multiple readings, these materials are combined in ways that are surprising: (Read more…)

JDHEM JACOB DAHLGREN [group-exhibition] HEIMAT The 2018 Guang’an Art Biennale, December 12 – May 10, 2019

Jacob Dahlgren (b. 1970) is currently exhibiting at the 2018 Guang’an Art Biennale, Guang’an Wusheng Baozhen, China. The work is on display between December 16 – May 10, 2019. Jacob Dahlgren, born 1970 in Stockholm, where he lives and works. He received his MFA from the Royal College of Art in 1999. He has exhibited (Read more…)

MF Hemsida 2 MARK FRYGELL [new artist]

Andréhn-Schiptjenko is happy to announce that we now represent the work of Swedish artist Mark Frygell. Mark Frygell, born 1985, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. His work is currently on display at The Moderna Exhibition 2018, Moderna Museet, Stockholm. For more information about, please visit the artist page.

Hemsidan - YS YNGVILD SAETER [new artist]

Andréhn-Schiptjenko is very proud to announce that we now represent the work of Norwegian artist Yngvild Saeter. Apart from her art school education Saeter also has a degree in social and cultural anthropology and political sciences. This informs her work, in which she creates sculptures and objects from selected readymades- mostly spare parts from motorcycles and other (Read more…)