Katarina Andersson

Near the Distant – is the title of one of Katarina Andersson’s abstract paintings. Paradoxically, this title can be seen as descriptive: it describes the feeling you get when you stand before her works, it describes the evasive presence, the relationship between viewer and canvas. The shifting colour fields sit next to one another, the meticulously-applied, sheer layers of egg tempera evoke an infinite space, although the paintings are completely flat and do not give any indication that the paint has any palpable materiality (...)
Katarina Andersson has worked consistently since the early 1990s on creating spatiality solely with colour; she has steadily reduced her style until every separate part is infused with meaning.
This stringency is characteristic of her entire practice and imbues all her works with the same deliberate intention. When this concentration meets the absence of an exact motif, it engenders a dynamic and a power that is forever fascinating.

Excerpt from text by Martin Sundberg, 2020
Art historian and curator at Norrköpings Konstmuseum

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Katarina Andersson

Born 1960, Lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden

Education

1989-1991 Royal College of Art, MA, London, UK
1986-1989 Konsthögskolan Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden
1984-1986 Konstindustriskolan, Gothenburg, Sweden
1989-1991 Nyckelviksskolan, Lidingö, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions

2020 - Fuge, Galleri PS, Gothenburg, Sweden
2020 - Stille, Stene Projects Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2020 - Skede. Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping
2018 - Crossing. Krognoshuset, Lund, Sweden
2017 - Skikt. Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden
2016 - Skäl. Fullersta Gård, Huddinge,Sweden
2016 - Speglingar. Steneby Konsthall, Dals Långed
2014 - Någonstans. Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad,Sweden, with Jenny Magnusson and Patrik Elgström
2014 - Nära det avlägsna. Vargårkra Gårrd, Hammenhög Sweden
2013 - Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö Sweden
2013 - Post Scriptum. Galleri PS, Gothenburg,Sweden, with Jenny Magnusson and Patrik Elgström
2011 - Dagrar. Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö Sweden
2008 - Södra Möre konstförening, Bergkvara,Sweden, with Ann Edholm, also participating Hasse Winberg
2005 - Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Schweiz
2003 - Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, USA
2002 - Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö Sweden
2000 - Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Lund; Sweden
2000 - Galerie Schlegl. Nicole Schlegl, Zurich, Schweiz
1999 - Phase to Phase. Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden
1999 - Phase to Phase. Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Seden
1999 - Phase to Phase. Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg, Sweden
1996 - Incitament. Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg Sweden
1994 - Galleri Svenska Bilder, Stockholm, with Hasse Winberg, Sweden
1994 - Krognoshuset, Lund, Sweden
1993 - Ars Nova Galleri, Gothenburg, Sweden
1991 - Ars Nova Galleri, Gothenburg, Sweden

Group Exhibitions

2019 - Fluid time. Elastic Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2019 - The Great Longing. Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden
2013 - Välj din favorit. Malmö Konstmuseum@Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
2012 - Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö Sweden
2006 - Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Schweiz
2006 - Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, USA
2004 - Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
2002 - Stenastipendiet, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg
2001 - Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö Sweden
2000 - Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, USA
2000 - Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö Sweden
2000 - Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Tyskland
1999 - Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Tyskland
1998 - Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm, Sweden
1997 - Galerie Istvan Schlegl, Zurich, Schweiz
1997 - Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart. Tyskland
1997 - Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden
1996 - Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden
1995 - Ars Nova Galleri, Gothenburg, Sweden
1994 - Ars Nova Galleri, Gothenburg, Sweden
1992 - Ars Nova Galleri, Gothenburg, Sweden
1991 - Ars Nova Galleri, Gothenburg, Sweden

Collections

Public Art Agency Sweden
Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden
Helsingborg Museum of Art, Sweden
Malmö Museum of Art, Sweden
Norrköpings Konstmuseum Sweden
Arithmeum, Universität Bonn, Germany
Skåne läns landsting/Region Skåne, Sweden
Region Västra Götaland
City of Gothenburg

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