HERTHA HANSON

BELOW TIME

15 NOV - 09 DEC 2012

ANNAELLEGALLERY is pleased to present Hertha Hanson´s first solo show at the gallery and in Stockholm. The exhibition, titled Below Time, contains a series of new paintings, all oil on canvas.

In her recent work, the Malmö-based Swedish artist explores the paradoxical qualities of spontaneity and restraint, producing paintings that are deliberated yet whimsical. All works included in the show reflects Hanson's process of simultaneously working on multiple canvases and allowing the series to develop in tandem, both in color and forms. Using different techniques such as scraping and applying paint fluidly, Hanson makes it easy for the viewer to follow the work process as one can see how and when the color has been applied to the canvas.

In her paintings, Hanson processes what are unclear, difficult to understand and categorize, always having the resolution present. For Hertha Hanson, painting is a strong inherent power, leading to the wordless thought. Through her paintings, Hanson explores the boundaries of language - perhaps what we call emotions and intuition.

Hertha Hanson was born in 1980 in Lund, and lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. In 2009, she received an MFA at Malmö Art Academy. Her work has previously been shown at Malmö konstmuseum, Lund Konsthall, Luleå Konsthall, Lund Cathedral, etc. In the past she has received awards such as Ellen Trotzig, Fredrik Roos, Bror Hjort.