17th September - 9th October, 2022
Between September 17 and October 9 we hold the first German solo exhibition Om Kärlek | About Love by Swedish artist Alexandra Jöraas Skoogh.
Kärlek means love in Swedish. The artist explored in the series not only romantic love, but above all maternity love, parental love and friendship love.
The acrylic canvases depict feelings in lyrical abstraction, a narrow branch of abstract painting that emerged from French abstract expressionism.
The paintings often form associations with the viewer to clouds or seascapes. The artist herself describes her paintings as poetry, as all her works are based on poetic texts or are retrospectively attributed to them. Her works reveal how emotions may appear if they were made visible.
Alexandra has researched and explored the soft painting technique for years to achieve the soft effects and blending. All the paintings were executed with acrylic paints, using only paintbrushes as tools. The artist has been collecting the inspirations since her youth, since she has been fascinated by the portrait and nature painting of the 18th century.
My biggest source of inspiration is without a doubt life. Everything from how it feels to put your feet down on a warm wooden floor on a summer morning, to larger existential questions such as “What does life really mean?”
I often think about existential issues, societal structures, what driving forces exist in different people and why they think, feel and do as they do.
In short, people’s different life destinies inspire me.
After many years of mental illness, I strive to open up to sometimes difficult topics of conversation through my art. And that people feel less lonely in their emotions by talking about how they experience the world and life.
Alexandra was born in 1991 in Helsingborg, Sweden. For 10 years she has lived in Stockholm, where she graduated from the world-famous art academy Kungliga Konstfack.
Since then, she is active as an artist and has already recorded in the portfolio several exhibitions in Scandinavia.
|2022||EXOgallery, Stuttgart, Germany|
|Galerie Hind, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Galerie Upsala, Uppsala, Sweden|
|Art Nordic, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|AAF Stockholm, Sweden|
|2021||Galerie Hind, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Juste Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden|
Artist is represented in international and celebrated swedish private art collections.