JACOB DAHLGREN (b. 1970 in Sweden) is a fascinating artist, whose life merges with his art. He processes the everyday experience into art and reminds us that it is worth our while to look around us. In a sense, he carries on the tradition of constructivism, refreshing it, and bringing it to the present‐day context. Dahlgren has represented Sweden at the Venice Biennale and held solo exhibitions in addition to the Nordic countries at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, the Steven Wolf Gallery in San Francisco and the Workplace Gallery in London, among others. He has participated in exhibitions such as Superabundant at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, Stitched and Gathered at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA in New York and Dangerous Beauty at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York. Dahlgren’s works are included in public and private collections in Sweden and other countries.
ANNE-KARIN FURUNES (b. 1961, Norway) uses archival photographic images as a starting-point; she creates portraits of once marginalized women, men and children – individuals who have been forgotten or silenced in the history – using only canvas and light as material. Furunes has developed a signature technique: she perforates canvas painted with black acrylic with thousands of holes. The final portrait lets through varying degrees of light. Furunes, one of Norway’s most acclaimed artists on the international art scene, has exhibited her works e.g. in Proportio in Palazzo Fortuny during the 56th Venice Biennale, and in solo presentations at Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal, at Ryan Lee Gallery in New York, in Palazzo Fortuny in Venice and in Trondheim Kunstmuseum. Her works are found in collections worldwide, such as Museum of Arts and Design, New York; National Museum, Beijing and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo.
PE LANG (b. 1974, Switzerland) is a Swiss artist working in Berlin. His works are mechanical-kinetic pieces addressing the visual and poetic possibilities of matter, physics and mathematics. Pe Lang’s sound sculptures and moving objects are surprising and elegant works in which each part justifies itself through its relationship with the whole. In recent years, his works have been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Galerie Denise René in Paris and in Kunsthalle Aarhus, as well as in various group exhibitions such as in Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence; BIAN Biennial, Montreal; Odalys, Madrid and Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich. The artist’s works are found in collections such as the Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, the Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception in San Francisco and the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art in Michigan.
MARI SUNNA (b. 1972, Finland) lives and works in Berlin. Sunna has an extremely broad expressive range, from delicate and dream-like paintings to funny and strange works which can be both subtle and uncanny at the same time. The figures in her paintings express something profoundly essential about the human condition. Sunna is an internationally recognized painter, whose work has been displayed in recent years in exhibitions such as Icons, Maison Particulière, Brussels; Don’t Shoot the Painter, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan; The Milky Way 2, Fondazione Pianoterra Onlus, Rome and Dark Days, Bright Nights, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City. Her works are included in, among others, the Saatchi Collection, the Deutsche Bank Collection, the French State Collection and various private collections in Europe and the United States.