Astrid Sylwan

Black, Grey, Broken Sky and Palest Blue, 2010
Ceramic tiles, steel structure, 275 x 225 x 50 cm

I have thought of the pine trees and the pale blue sky of Umedalen, this park that I have walked countless times over the last couple of years. This painting is carefully placed so that the north-ern side is cool and blue in the shadow and the south facing side speaks to the rays of sun that find their way down and are received by streaks of yellow. The black round forms follow you around the painting as you walk from side to side like a rhythm or a beat mov-ing you forward.

Born in 1970 in Antwerp,  Netherlands. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Education: University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm. Selected exhibitions: Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå, 2006 & 2008; Pernod Richard, Paris, 2008; Olle Nymans Ateljé, 2008, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, 2009; BoråsKonst-museum, 2009; Skövde Konsthall, 2010; Carnegie Art Award, travel-ling exhibition, 2009-10; Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, 2010. Selected grants; The Baer-tling Grant 2006, The Fougelquist Grant 2008, The Peter Dahl Grant 2008.