Galleri Andersson/Sandström presents two artists, the Swedish sculptor Eva Hild and the German painter Tatjana Valsang, for this years Chart.
With Tatjana Valsang we introduce an artist who has been little known until last year when she made a successful solo exhibition at the Von der Heydt-Museum in Wuppertal, Germany. The fact that she initially kept a low profile in the art world has biographical reasons, but nonetheless she has built up an extensive and mature painterly oevre and her first gallery presentations were immediately convincing.
Tatjana Valsang, as a painter, uses colour and canvas in order to create something new in her own language, and thus to add something to the world. The empty space, the ordered line, the contrary motion, the rhythm, the sustained tone, the melody or the amoeba-like form guide the viewer through unknown spaces, and all of a sudden we feel ourselves placed in dialogue with the painting.
Valsang´s work communicate with Eva Hild´s large scale, abstract sculptures, which also has a rhythm, the same energy, and are like bodies, exposed to pressure and movements. Hild´s sculptures are originally made of stoneware clay. The process is based on hand-building, and the shape grows gradually so that Hild has time to reflect about direction, connections and form. The final sculpture is cast in bronze and patinated in black. The empty space, air and light is forming the volumes, described by the contures of the mass.
Hild´s fascination is about the relationship between internal and external realities; the dualism between inside and outside, content and form, feeling and shape, impression and expression. Her sculptures show the necessity of opposites; they are paradoxes. Bodies where presence and absence meet.
Eva Hild (born in 1966) lives and works in Sparsör, in the south-west of Sweden.
With her organic sculptures she has established a position on the international art scene and is represented in important private and institutional collections world-wide. Her art has met with a profound fascination at the way in which she expresses body and space, strength and fragility, presence and absence.
Tatjana Valsang (born in 1963) lives and works in Wuppertal, Germany.
The dynamic and light appearance of her paintings and a sense of weightlessness and intensity in the work, Valsang has developed her own artistic language. With acrylic glaze she brings forth images that relate to both art history and psychedelic, surreal worlds with roots in the natural despite their abstractness.