Galleri Magnus Karlsson (SE)

Magnus Karlsson founded his eponymous gallery in 1990 in Västerås. In 1997 the gallery moved to Stockholm and now has its location on the ground floor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Over the years the gallery has worked closely with artists on a long-term basis, producing exhibitions, attending fairs and realising special projects both in Sweden and internationally.

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CHART

For CHART 2022, Galleri Magnus Karlsson is proud to present a solo presentation with Swedish artist Maria Nordin. Nordin’s watercolours focus on the different ways in which the human body expresses its experience. The figures in Nordin’s paintings often seem caught in the middle of movement; painted in light pink, yellow and blue, they appear visually distanced from the dark atmospheres they communicate. In the staircase at Charlottenborg the gallery will also present a textile woodcut collage by Norwegian artist Idun Baltzersen.

Maria Nordin (SE)

Maria Nordin works primarily between large format watercolour painting and animation. In her art, Nordin focuses on how experiences are expressed through the human body and how bodily experiences can be shaped. The figures in Nordin’s paintings often seem caught in the middle of movement, isolated in a balancing act, or in a fallen state. Painted in a large scale, mainly in light pink, yellow and blue, the tones of Nordin’s images often maintain a certain visual distance from the dark atmospheres they communicate.

Maria Nordin (b. 1980, Linköping; SE) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Educated at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (2005–2010) Nordin has been the recipient of the Beckers Artist Prize (2011) and Carl-Axel Valén’s Sholarship (2017). Selected solo exhibitions include Passagen Linköping (2020; SE), Eskilstuna Konstmusem (2019; SE), The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn (2018; SE), Halmstad Konsthall (2019; SE), Eskilstuna Konstmuseum (2019; SE) and Färgfabriken, Stockholm (2011; SE).

Act of Comfort

Watercolour on paper, 149 x 103 cm
2022

Photo by Felix Berg

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Anchor

Watercolour on paper, 147 x 102 cm
2022

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You Shape Me

Watercolour on paper, 148 x 102 cm
2022

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I Follow You

Watercolour on paper, 101 x 131,5 cm
2022

Photo by Felix Berg

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Maria Nordin, Law of Falling Bodies, Installation view at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, 2021

Photo by Nora Bencivenni

"The exposed vulnerability is an expression of decadence and failure. The figures can be regarded as the unstable bodies they are, but also as symbols of the social and political."

Maria Nordin

Idun Baltzersen (NO/SE)

Idun Baltzersen explores the expressive possibilities and limitations of working with woodcuts. The physical process by which Baltzersen works is important and prominently visible in the finished works; she cuts, chops and carves directly into large plywood boards and prints the pictures by hand on to textile material. The textiles are then cut into pieces and sewn together into monumental collages.

Idun Baltzersen (b. 1987, Trondheim; NO) was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen and Konstfack in Stockholm. Since graduating in 2014, she has lived and worked in Stockholm. In recent years, she has had a large number of exhibitions at galleries and institutions, especially in Sweden and Norway.

Nature and Culture I

Woodcut on fabric, collage, 225 x 130 cm
2022

Photo by Nora Bencivenni

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Nature and Culture II

Woodcut on fabric, collage, 225 x 130 cm
2022

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Nature and Culture III

Woodcut on fabric, collage, 225 x 130 cm
2022

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Nature and Culture IV

Woodcut on fabric, collage, 225 x 130 cm
2022

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Idun Baltzersen, The Eyes of Others