Astrid Svangren
16 November - 22 December 2012


a room of darkness
somewhere there is noise
the painting is folded
loosely composed
it is perishable
the painting is upholstered
is he just evil?
a non human - a demon?
think pleated feathers
and the abstractions
good, evil, gentleness and aggression
window out
the recklessness
chalk bath
and the dead mother

wipe wipe
rub rub
the sediments
has been left on my gloves
the colour is the story
firmly tightened
apron – cloth
oh how clean
a state of increased sensitivity
what I am
is fed with
child's mouth
open mouth
flower as a mouth
I read aloud
speak out the words butterfly bee
the rhythm
the language
flickering breath

Astrid Svangren (b. Göteborg 1972, lives and works in Copenhagen) studied at Malmö Art Academy. Recent solo exhibitions include Tracy Williams, Ltd. New York, 2012; Maria Stenfors, London; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2011. Recent group shows include Museum of Sketches, Lund, 2012; Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, 2012; Artipelag, Gustavsberg, 2012. The show in the gallery is Svangren’s second solo show with Christian Andersen.

  Astrid Svangren, Christian Andersen, Copenhagen