Agneta & Minda Andrén
The day carries the dreams of the night
Zeller Van Almsick currently show a rather unusual collaboration: A kind of visual exchange of thoughts between Swedish astists Agneta and Minda Andrén, mother and daughter. It is their first undertaking of this kind and took place via email, as Agneta was travelling in Vietnam and Minda studying at the Viennese Academy of Fine Arts.
For me personally the link between these two positions is, at least at first sight, the cool colour palette, as thematically they do drift apart. Minda´s paintings are partly inspired by Cosplay characters, partly abstract. (A quick explanation for those who do not know Cosplay yet: It is a form of role play from Japan with people dressing as Manga and Anime heroes or heroines, and eroticism playing a strong part most of the times.) Agneta, on the other hand, mainly paints fabrics, using them as screens, or – as many of them seem, and some of them in fact are curtains – maybe as hints at something hidden and concealed.
So they both (and regarding the exhibition title) transport the sense of wishing to carry a memory or an imprint of a dream into the reality of our daily lives.
Zeller Van Almsick
Franz Josefs Kai 3/16
Header: Ausschnitt Agneta Andrén „Baroque“ Acryl auf Leinwand, 2018
1: Minda Andrén v.l.n.r. Death Dealer (100 x 80cm, Öl auf Leinwand, 2018), The Con ( 100 x 81 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, 2018), The Hunter (100 x 81cm, Öl auf Leinwand, 2018)
2: links: Agneta Andrén „Hide“ 103 x 102cm, Acryl auf Leinwand, 2018; rechts: Minda Andrén „The World is Yours (Man´s Ruin)“, 50 x 40cm, Öl auf Leinwand, 2018
3: vorne: Agneta Andrén „Raising“, 106 x 80cm, Acryl auf Baumwolle 2018 (am Boden); „The Day Carries the Dreams of the Night“ 108 x 64cm, Acryl auf Leinwand, 2018; hinten: Minda Andrén „Machina continued“, 50 x 40cm, Öl auf Leinwand, 2018
4: rechts: Agneta Andrén „Baroque“ 115 x 101cm, Acryl auf Leinwand, 2018
5: Agneta Andrén „Change“ 133 x 88cm, Acryl auf Leinwand, 2018