In 2018 Paul Fägerskiöld was awarded the Åke Andrén Foundation’s artist’s grant. The jury consisted of artist Karin Mamma Andersson, museum director David Neuman of Magasin III Stockholm Konsthall, and museum director Karin Sidén of Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. They gave their reasons for awarding the grant as follows:
“Paul Fägerskiöld (b. 1982) is, with his analytical approach to painting, one of the most interesting artists of our time. In his painting he often simplifies his medium in order to maximise different expressions. Fägerskiöld’s unique art appears strict, precise and powerful, whilst at the same time evasive and playfully open. The seriousness communicated in his work is combined with a relaxed attitude towards the tradition of painting. His thought-provoking paintings also express a poetic precision and examine the borderline between sign and colour. In carefully chosen nuances and with different sized canvases he works in a visual language that appears both refined and meditative.”
Paul Fägerskiöld, who was born in Stockholm, today lives and works in New York. He has had several solo shows both internationally and in Sweden, most recently in 2020 at Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm. Fägerskiöld’s work has also been included in a number of group shows, including at Bonniers Konsthall, Artipelag, Wanås and the Museum of Modern Art, Bremen. In 2013 he was the recipient of the Fredrik Roos scholarship and was, in connection with the award, exhibited at Moderna Museet in Malmö.
Contemporary Art & Design
Viewing: 5 – 9 November, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open: Mon–Fri 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat–Sun kl 11 AM –5 PM
Auction: 10 November, starts at 11 am, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm
Catalogue online from 28 October