Galleri Magnus Karlsson (SE)

Magnus Karlsson founded the gallery in 1990 in Västerås. In 1997 the gallery moved to Stockholm and has its location on the ground floor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Over the years they have worked closely and long-term with artists, doing exhibitions, fairs and projects in Sweden and internationally.

Curated for

For CHART 2021, Galleri Magnus Karlsson presents a curated exhibition with three artists; paintings by Mamma Andersson (b. 1962, SE), sculpture and installation by Bella Rune (b. 1971, SE) and drawings by Jeff Olsson (b. 1981, SE). The artists will all present new works especially made for the fair. Below is a highlight of Bella Rune's practice.

Bella Rune, XYZ, Installation view, 2019

Mamma Andersson, Glömd / Forgotten, 2016. Photo by Per-Erik Adamsson

Jeff Olsson, Rygg I, 2020. Photo by Nora Bencivenni

Bella Rune (SE)

Bella Rune works with sculpture, including performative elements, different materials and techniques, both physical and digital. She is inspired by resource-efficient structures and the construction of the human body. The work combines solid and elastic elements and retrieves fuel from craft traditions and human experience. They can be perceived as poetic balancing acts with imaginary function. In the stripped-down simplicity and care of material and colour, there is a dialogue with history, a contemporary presence and a premonition of the future.

Bella Rune (b.1971) Stockholm, Sweden. Education at Chelsea College of Arts, London (1995–1998). Exhibited in Sweden and internationally since the beginning of the 2000s. Selected exhibitions: Västerås Konstmuseum, SE (2020), Garage, Moscow, RU (2018), Tensta Konsthall, SE (2018), Malmö Konstmuseum, SE (2017). Professor of Fine Art/Textile, Konstfack, Stockholm, SE.

Vertical Network Performance

Installation view


Photo by Nora Bencivenni

Fractal Fracture Fragment

Rope from recycled polyester and wood, 225 x 50 x 50 cm


Photo by Nora Bencivenni / Galleri Magnus Karlsson

Korsning / Crossing

Waxed wood, satin and silk string, 90 x 90 x 90 cm

Varje mirakel kräver ett offer / Every Miracle Requires a Sacrifice

Installation view, Bella Rune & Jonas Nobel


Photo by Nora Bencivenni

Portrait of Bella Rune