About Astrid Sylwan
Astrid Sylwan was born in 1970 in Antwerp (Belgium). She currently lives and works in Stockholm (Sweden).
The figurative very seldom enters Sylwan’s world, it is the colour that plays the main part. Not only colour as shade, but also as a physical presence. Sylwan uses all the physical characteristics of the colour when she applies it to the canvas with broad brushes, colour knives or scrapers, or pours it over the canvas in pools and lets it run across the surface in large drops.
Sylwan’s painting process is a physical act, where her whole body generates the marks she creates. In this way she is comparable to many of the action painters. Her paintings are visceral, layers upon layers are applied, scrapped off, washed away, only to build up a narrative or a history of itself. Her paintings come to completion through ebbs and flows, and an intense interpersonal dialogue with the works.
Astrid Sylwan is represented by Galleri Andersson/Sandström.
Artworks by Astrid Sylwan
175 x 183 cm