Its meaning got lost but I went on
Opening 25.11 kl. 17-20
In the picture world of Willem Andersson another world is moving inside the world. Just as in the art of Dick Bengtsson, it is translated, interpreted, projected and re-formulated into something indefinable and unregognisable.
In scenarios charged with Anderssons personal imaginations and experiences, different conditions and events are established. They overpower the objects in the objects and determine underlying readings thorough an ontological play with what Derrida defined as ”substantia” and ”accidents”.
We see what we see. But we are also forced to see the arsenal of Andersson?s personal experiences. Episodic memories and interpretaions superimposes the images. It is unclear to what is what and perhaps the world will not be any clearer or more legibal than this.
Although we are occationaly allowed to see straight through the people portrayed we cannot always see what lies behind.
Willem Andersson – VOLTAshow New York
In the picture world of Willem Andersson the viewer is drawn into various emotionally charged spaces. We find the characters in a kind of absurd theatre where human existence loses its purpose and all communication falls apart. A seductive calm beyond time and place appears in the silence and in the act of waiting for something you know never will happen. The averted, shaded and hidden glances convey an abiding sense of loneliness and isolation.
In Andersson´s painting the expected structure is broken down and leaves behind an entire world of associations. The classical idiom of the portrait with focus on accurate depiction becomes the starting point for a reflection over a general questioning of our identity, and where a literal need for invisibility cast a pale haziness over the depicted. But the dreamlike fogginess does not cast a shadow over the memory of the past where the individual identity finally reveals that all the perceived differences are similar for all of us.
Willem Andersson was born in1980. He currently lives and works in Stockholm. Previous solo shows (in selection): There is nothing that can satisfy this need, Galleri Niklas Belenius Stockholm, 2009, Målningar, Galleriet Mejeriet, Vadstena, 2008, Det vi gör tillsammans, Galleri Niklas Belenius , Stockholm, 2007. Groupshows/Art Fairs: Market Art Fair, Stockholm, 2010, ROMA, The road to contemporary art, Rom, Italien, 2009, Grupputställning Galleri Niklas Belenius, 2009
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Opening March 3rd, 2011, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th, March, 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
7W – 7 West 34th Street
Between 5th and 6th Avenue / 11th floor
New York, NY 10001, US