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Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Art Basel, June 11-16 2019
We are delighted to welcome you to this year’s edition of Art Basel and hope to see you in Hall 2.1, Booth M19 where we will be exhibiting new works by a selection of gallery artists that bring together and reflect the diverse aesthetical, intellectual, political and also instinctive standpoints of the gallery.

Elisabeth Frieberg (b 1977 Sweden)
Frieberg is a painter whose process is deeply rooted in the experience of nature, translating her observations from personally important places around the world onto canvas. The colours and temperament embedded in these surroundings, along with the exploration of scale, rhythm and time, all make for essential aspects of her investigative abstract painting. Her precise compositions are powerful yet lacking any visible action.

Siobhán Hapaska (b 1963 Northern Ireland)
Hapaska creates work difficult to categorize where politics, technology, speed, travel and nature are all made reference to. Moving effortlessly between abstraction and figuration the viewer is ultimately left with the space her sculptures leave for the imagination. Her practice has long been known and celebrated for its diverse vocabulary of materials, its complex layering of narrative and its immaculately crafted, descriptive detail. Her sculptures incorporate extraordinary objects ranging from olive trees to buffalo skulls, goatskins to old socks.

Nandipha Mntambo (b 1982 Swaziland)
Mntambo works in a range of media – painting, photography and film as well as her signature material cowhide. The challenges of the dichotomies of attraction and repulsion remain at the core of the artist’s œuvre. This is particularly true of the sculptures wherein the process of cutting, moulding and shaping the hide are clearly visible – creating forms where the void is as dense with meaning as the hide that encompasses it.

Xavier Veilhan (b 1963 France)
Veilhan’s work is multi-faceted; encompassing sculpture, installation, painting, photography as well as hybrids of all of these, he is also engaged in performance work and filmmaking. He plays with the notions of the generic, of the industrially produced object and of universal representation, creating objects at once ambivalent and stark.

Gunnel Wåhlstrand (b 1974 Sweden)
Exclusively working with what can be described as a re-development of private photographs, Wåhlstrand masters the technique of ink-wash to perfection. Her body of motives, images from her family photo album as well as more recently her own photographs, makes the artist’s depiction a both deeply personal and universal process, one that is painstakingly slow and physically demanding, Wåhlstrand literally working on hands and knees, immersing herself in an image in order to see it, a way for the artist to physically and psychologically approach a personal history.

For more information and visuals please contact Ebba von Beetzen at ebba@andrehn-schiptjenko.com

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At the fair we can be reached at:

Ciléne Andréhn +46 707 44 54 18     +33 788 14 79 59
Marina Schiptjenko   +46 707 44 54 38
Cuno Andréhn-Bärtås  +49 152 03 93 42 49