It’s Day 257 and I’ve had a busy week. I’m always feeling busy because of good things of course! I found this artist whilst falling into a wormhole of art research one evening. I fell in love with her style and think it’s nice to honor newer artists that are around my age. 🙂 Join me in honoring Hertha Hanson today.
Hertha Hanson, born in 1980 in Lund, Sweden is a Swedish painter.
Hertha Hanson was educated at Malmö Art Academy from 2004 to 2009. Hanson has exhibited separately on including Anna Elle gallery in Stockholm, in the crypt of the Cathedral of Lund, the Lilith Gallery Walt Rock in Malmö and Bror Hjorth’s house in Uppsala .
Hanson has also participated in group exhibitions at the Wolf Åkragatan art gallery
in Hammenhog , at Luleå Art Gallery, Malmö Art Museum, Lund Konsthall, Bror Hjorth’s house in Uppsala and Gallery Arnstedt in Östra Karup .
Hanson is represented at the National Public Art , Malmö Art Museum, Sweden’s Public Art Association , Bror Hjorth’s House, Halland and at Anne Elle Gallery in Stockholm.
About the exhibition “Below the Time” on Anne Elle Gallery in 2012 Hakan Nilson wrote: “In her paintings are different degrees of density in the surface layers of a more or less clear gestures, where color pressed and scraped away in distinct, controlled movements.”
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.
All painting photos from artist’s website.
I hope you enjoy my tribute piece today! I really relate to her works. There are a few pieces of my abstract pieces that I’ve done that is a little reminiscent of her pieces. I’d love to do a huge piece like this. Enjoy and I’ll see you tomorrow on Day 258!