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Martin Wickström
(Born 1957)

"Stranded"

Signed Martin Wickström and dated 2005 on verso. Oil on canvas with assemblage 88 x 200 cm.

Droit de suite: Yes
Estimate: 

200 000 - 250 000 SEK

18 639 - 23 299 EUR

Hammer price: 
200 000 SEK
Provenance

Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm.

Exhibitions

Eskilstuna konstmuseum, "Anita och havet", 23 August - 12 October 2008.

Literature

"99_09 Martin Wickström", 2009, illustrated spread p. 316-317.

Related content

Ahead of Martin Wickström’s last exhibition ‘Paradiso (Out of the Red)’, that took place during the winter of 2018, Galerie Forsblom described his work brilliantly:

“From the breath-taking play of light across building facades to dizzying mountain passes, Martin Wickström combines paintings, models and ready-mades in intricate installations into presentations ranging from a personal family album to the international political arena. In Wickström’s work, psychoanalysis and semiotics meet in an interaction between the documentary and private life. Previously existing cultural material – documentary photographs, portraits of film stars from days gone by, or fragments from a Spiderman cartoon – mingle with personal experiences and elements from recent history. Everything is skilfully combined in a balancing act between pop art and Swedish melancholy. Something seductive emerges from Wickström’s process: in the colouring, highlights and brushwork. At times the shimmering sediment of the enchanting painting is shattered by sawed off and white-painted shapes, brutally screwed to the surface of the painting – a silhouette of a residential complex or a simple office chair. The sign occupies the foreground, though its information is greatly reduced. Meanwhile, these components demand to be anchored in a room other than the one depicted. The perspective shifts from signs to motifs, from mass culture to melancholy.”

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Karin Aringer
Stockholm
Karin Aringer
Specialist Photography, Contemporary Art,
+46 (0)8 614 08 57