Galleri Cora Hillebrand (SE)

Galleri Cora Hillebrand is a non-profit hybrid exhibition space located in Gothenburg, Sweden. The gallery was founded in 2018 by curator Cora Hillebrand and aims to promote a wide range of artistic practices, and be an inspiring space for the local community and the Nordic art scene at large. Since its start, Galleri Cora Hillebrand has also collaborated with various established writers with the ambition to foster a closer relationship between art and text.


Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2021 Galleri Cora Hillebrand presents an exhibition with Henrik Ekesiöö, Tomas Lundgren and Fredrik Åkum. These three artists' works are dominated by a limbo of repetition and memories that can be linked to Freud’s psychoanalytic term the “death drive”.

Henrik Ekesiöö, Tuesday, 2019, oil on bronze. Photo by Cora Hillebrand

Tomas Lundgren, Fränzi, 2021, Oil on canvas, 240 x 180 cm.

Fredrik Åkum, Untitled 1402001, 2019, acrylic on canvas. Photo by Fredrik Åkum

Henrik Ekesiöö (SE)

Moulding memories into generic items. You could say that this is what Henrik Ekesiöö does, by revisiting a memory and studying every detail of it in his mind. Giving it a name and a physical shape, the memory in a strange way becomes an object that Ekesiöö can relate to in a more distant fashion, by transforming it to common goods. The sculptures in the series 'Weekdays' are made of bronze that Ekesiöö paints with oil colours. Ekesiöö is interested in making humour very serious, link it to history and give it the chance to survive for the future.

Henrik Ekesiöö (b. 1983) lives and works in Sweden. Exhibitions include Konstakademien Galleri Öst, Stockholm (2022); CFHILL Stockholm (2021) and Växsjö Konsthall (2020). He is represented at Gothenburg city, Västra Götalandsregionen and several private collections in Sweden.

Thursday

Oil on bronze
2020

Photo by Cora Hillebrand

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Thursday (detail)

Oil on bronze
2020

Photo by Cora Hillebrand

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Wednesday

Oil on bronze
2020

Photo by Cora Hillebrand

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Tuesday

Oil on bronze
2019

Photo by Cora Hillebrand

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Monday

Oil on bronze
2019

Photo by Cora Hillebrand

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Friday

Oil on bronze
2020

Photo by Cora Hillebrand

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Tomas Lundgren (SE)

Tomas Lundgren's work revolves around the image as a representation of time and memory. Using the archive as an outset for his paintings, Lundgren addresses source materials as anchor points to contemplate and examine the remnants of the past. The time consuming and diligent technique of translating and recreating found images into paintings has an echoing effect. As with memory, Lundgren's works often appear fragmented, reassembled and distorted. Fixed in the paint is both the reflection of the former images and the imprints of Lundgren's integration.

Tomas Lundgren (b. 1985) lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden. Solo exhibitions include Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (2019); Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris (2018); Beckers Art Award, Färgfabriken, Stockholm (2016) and Fredrik Roos Art Grant at Moderna Museet Malmö (2014). He is represented at Moderna Museet, Göteborgs Konstmuseum and Malmö Konstmuseum.

Fränzi

Oil on canvas, 240 x 180 cm
2021

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Ammit

Oil on canvas
2019

Photo by Fredrik Åkum

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Skull

Oil on canvas
2016

Photo by Hendrik Zeitler

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Tomas Lundgren, Skull, 2016, oil on canvas. Photo by Hendrik Zeitler

Fredrik Åkum (SE)

Fredrik Åkum's work can be seen as an attempt to depart from an expected and comfortable result. Most often, there are traces of figurative starting points, imprints of something that seems to have been forgotten between the constant repetitions and variations, which preceded the result. An appreciation of printing techniques and a fascination with the errors of the replicated image is central to his art, and his work with fanzines and artist books is ever-present in his paintings and sculptures.

Fredrik Åkum (b. 1987) lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden. Solo exhibitions include Beckers Art Award, Färgfabriken, Stockholm (2020); Höganäs Museum & Konsthall, Höganäs (2020); Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm (2019) and Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg (2016). He is represented in public and private collections in Sweden, Asia, Europe and USA.

Untitled 160240

Acrylic on canvas
2019

Photo by Fredrik Åkum

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Shards

Resin
2019

Photo by Fredrik Åkum

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Untitled 1402001

Acrylic on canvas
2019

Photo by Fredrik Åkum

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Bark & Shard

Bronze
2019

Photo by Fredrik Åkum

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Galleri Cora Hillebrand. Photo by Erik Betshammar