Mamma Andersson - Camden Art Centre

Karin Mamma Andersson's paintings of interiors and landscapes merged the mysterious with the mundane.

They evoked her native northern Swedish countryside, where the sun never sets in midsummer nor rises in midwinter.

Andersson is a leading contributor to the resurgence in painting as a contemporary art form. Thought of as a ‘painter’s painter’, she has a sensuous approach to colour, surface and style. Some areas of the canvas are left blank, giving her work a mysterious quality.

“Beauty and darkness, realism and absurdity are reconciled in her compositions.” Ann-Sofi Noring, Curator

Andersson referred to Swedish painters such as Ernst Josephson and Dick Bengtsson and like Peter Doig and Laura Owens displayed different painting techniques.

New works hung alongside her most significant paintings in Andersson’s first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery.