Kristina Jansson’s grand and ambiguous paintings often deal with the emblematic relationship between her motifs and various human undercurrents and desires such as money, power and lust. At first glance, her paintings appear to refer to something illustrative, however, the subversive and sensual properties of the material create a barrier between the evident and the unknown. Whatever the painting wants to depict, it remains a fluid and disorderly blend of narrative and what the material itself conveys. In other words, her paintings can be seen as having an inherent friction between the image and the material.
Jansson is painfully aware of current events and often begins from a starting point of global issues, but simultaneously views her works as a strange free zone. Her paintings are in many ways closely connected with the most urgent matters of our time, though offer neither answers, nor comfort.
Kristina Jansson (b. 1967 in Sweden) has studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; The Fine Arts Academy, Vienna, Austria; and The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, from where she graduated in 2001. Her work has been widely exhibited and she is one of Sweden’s most acclaimed painters. Recent solo exhibitions include Värmlands Konstmuseum (2022), Norrtälje Konsthall (2018) and Borås Konstmusuem (2015) among others. 
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