Anneè Olofsson represented by Galleri Andersson/Sandström
29 January 2012

Anneè Olofsson’s art has a penetrating quality which makes it unforgettable. With an iconography that carnally and directly comments on the tension between detachedness and affinity, time and aging, she works primarily with analog photography and video, occasionally even sculpture. Olofsson returns repeatedly to her own body as an unrestricted artistic tool. Her parents have had important roles in her stagecraft as well. Bodies become symbols which tell not only of our inscrutability, but of our human limitations as well. In Anneè Olofsson’s space, persons are tightly bound within a compact blackness, and the human presence therein has the power to instill as much life as death into spatiality.

Anneè Olofsson was born in 1966, in Hässleholm, Sweden, and studied at Konsthögskolan in Oslo between 1990 and 1994. An IASPIS stipend brought her to New York in 2001, where she remained until 2005. The list of her solo exhibitions in Sweden is long and includes a quantity of large art institutions. The most extensive being her exhibition at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, in the spring of 2011. There her artistic production filled an entire floor level. Milestones in her international career include exhibitions at the Art Museum of the University of Houston in Texas, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and the Coreana Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea. Her work is included in the collections of Moderna Museet, the Orlando Museum of Art, the MINT Museum of Art in North Carolina, and the Hirschorn Museum in Washington DC, USA.

Anneè Olofsson - Childwold #2 Anneè Olofsson "Childwold #2", 2011


The art of Lars Nilsson is a double-edged sword. For long, it has been considered offensive and provocative; though always tickling the imagination, pushing its limits. Nilsson has introduced us to the cradle of male sexuality, through twisted connotations and explicit subject matter. His current work displays even more haunting and suggestive visions. Photographs and extensive backdrops enclose the viewer in scenic landscapes of multiple symbolical layers, with Jungian narratives about the shadowlands of the human psyche. These post-apocalyptic dreamscapes are posing questions about reality versus fantasy, and the forces of nature overcoming civilization – not too far from the elevated pursuit of the Romantics.

Lars Nilsson, born 1956, lives and works in Stockholm, but is active internationally. His artistic methods include painting, sculpture, video and spatial installations. Among his more extensive solo exhibitions, we find venues such as the X-Room at the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall in Stockholm. Exhibitions at PS1 Museum in New York, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Palazzo delle Papessa in Sienna are also worth mentioning. Lars Nilsson is a fine arts professor and worked at the Malmö Art Academy during 1995 - 2006. On March 1st, Nilsson's first exhibition with Galleri Andersson/Sandström will be inaugurated in Umeå. It will mark the beginning of our artistic collaboration.