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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
CHART

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, Peripheral Projection Pillard, 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
2018

Photo by Nora Bencivenni

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Fractal Fracture Fragment

Rope from recycled polyester and wood, 225 x 50 x 50 cm
2020

Photo by Nora Bencivenni / Galleri Magnus Karlsson

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Korsning / Crossing

Waxed wood, satin and silk string, 90 x 90 x 90 cm
2020

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Varje mirakel kräver ett offer / Every Miracle Requires a Sacrifice

Installation view, Bella Rune & Jonas Nobel
2020

Photo by Nora Bencivenni

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Portrait of Bella Rune

Jeff Olsson (SE)

Jeff Olsson works with drawing, graphite and charcoal on paper. His is interested in fables and mythology, desolated landscapes and still lifes. We enter a fateful darkness where existensial issuses meets willful humor and an alluring bias.

Jeff Olsson was born 1981 in Kristinehamn, Sweden. He lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden. Education: Gerlesborgskolan (2001–2003) and Valand Konsthögskola, Gothenburg, Sweden (2003–2008). Selected solo exhibitions: Kristinehamns Konsmuseum 2021, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg (2018), Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2016, 2010, 2011), Jack Hanley, New York, USA (2013).

Fågeln / The Bird

Charcoal on paper, 43 x 31,7 cm
2020

Photo by Nora Bencivenni

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Fågeln II / The Bird II

Charcoal on paper 43x31,5 cm
2020

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Fågeln III / The Bird III

Charcoal on paper, 43x31,5 cm
2020

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Fågeln IV / The bird IV

Charcoal on paper, 43x31,5 cm
2020

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Fågeln IV / The Bird V

Charcoal on paper 43x31,5 cm
2020

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Mamma Andersson (SE)

Mamma Andersson is one of Sweden's most established artists internationally. Her paintings has a strong relationship with art history, films, photography and literature. In her imagery, everything exists simultaneously and she draws nourishment from widely differing time periods and contexts. The paintings create a tender and curious dialogue with our history as well as dealing with the world of today.

Mamma Andersson was born 1962 in Luleå, Sweden. She lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Education: The Royal Institute of Art (1986–1993). She has exhibited internationally at galleries and museums since the beginning of the 2000s. In the summer of 2021 you can see her solo exhibition Humdrum Days at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.

På ängen stod en björk / A Birch Was Standing on the Meadow

Oil on canvas, 105x80 cm
2021

Photo by Nora Bencivenni

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Heimatland Revisited II

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 82x278 cm
2021

Photo by Nora Bencivenni

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Riddare / Knight

Oil on canvas, 146x95 cm
2021

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portrait of Mamma Andersson, Photo by Mats Liliequist