Cecilia Hillström Gallery is proud to present David Molander’s second exhibition at the gallery. In his new project, Elfenbenstornen, Molander works with collages from historical art works which have been digitally transformed into multilayered compositions. In Cranach’s Renaissance paintings, Japanese woodcuts from the 18th and 19th centuries, contemporary comics and Indian miniature paintings, David Molander has found a plethora of new material. While previous works have focused on visual traces found in contemporary urban environments, he now turns his attention to landscape painting, mythology, portraiture and woodcuts.
The title of the exhibition, Elfenbenstornen (The Ivory Towers), acknowledges a more introspective working process than before, influenced by children’s books, computer games, comics and popular culture. But the city and urbanity are bound to appear in different forms and shapes even in a historical context.