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MAYA EIZIN ÖIJER [solo exhibition] March 29 – May 6, 2012

We are proud to present a new solo show with Maya Eizin Öijer – Burning Bright.

In her new paintings, she uses a direct approach and vivid colours, illustrating the balance of human nature between vitality and ruthless destructiveness. The title of the exhibition alludes to this theme and is taken from the English poet William Blake’s famous poem which begins with the lines:
Tiger, tiger, burning bright in the forests of the night…

The motifs are taken from different periods and there are references to classical antiquity, the baroque period and modern street art. Blackness meet lustre in the large paintings, which are created in mixed media of acrylics, fluorescent colours and markers and the motifs recur in ink drawings and photos.

Maya Eizin Öijer lives and works in Stockholm. She is represented at several institutions, such as Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and has also been a professor at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. She recently presented the film Vildmark 2X Öijer.

The exhibition opens on Thursday March 29 at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m and runs through May 6th. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12 noon – 4 p.m. For more information and images, please contact the gallery.


Next exhibition: Carin Ellberg.

Review, konsten.net, 30 March, 2012: http://konsten.net/?p=7428