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Work / Publication

Mamma Andersson’s new book of “dreamlike and expressive” compositions

Mamma Andersson’s paintings interpret objects and interiors of everyday life ethereally. The Swedish artist has gained a following for her alluringly simple paintings, “inspired by filmic imagery, theatre sets, and period interiors”.

A new publication by Nieves, collates Mamma’s paintings into a sweet book, 20 pages of “dreamlike and expressive” compositions from the artist. Within Skuptur "stylistic references include turn-of-the-century Nordic figurative painting, folk art, and local or contemporary vernacular,” says Nieves. “Her evocative use of pictorial space and her juxtapositions of thick paint and textured washes is uniquely her own.”

With a focus on the nondescript, Skulptur feels like a journey through a home, but one of “private interiors”. For instance, neat table cloths are painted elegantly, resting so perfectly they feel a little creepy. The cover of the book follows this theme, a regular kitchen is painted in a wash of natural colours, flawless in its normalcy.

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