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.

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

Photo by Nora Bencivenni / Galleri Magnus Karlsson

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).

Balance

Watercolour on paper, 149 x 100 cm
2021

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Support

Watercolour on paper, 123 x 149 cm
2021

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Supporting Leg

Watercolour on paper, 149 x 114 cm
2020

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Restore

Watercolour on paper, 110 x 150 cm
2020

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Push

Watercolour on paper, 149 x 109 cm
2020

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Portrait of Maria Nordin

Photo by Maria Nordin

"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

Video produced for Maria Nordin's exhibition at the Nordic Watercolour Museum in 2018

Directed by Kristian Berglund