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Contemporary Art & Design presents Anders Krisár


Anders Krisár


Anders Krisár (b. 1973, Stockholm) was educated at Konstfack in Stockholm and at the School of Communication Arts in London and has also trained as a composer at New York University. He previously worked as an art director and begun his artistic career with photography. However, in his three latest exhibitions at CFHILL Art Space in Stockholm, he has been showing sculptures. Krisár is a perfectionist and these sculptures are finely polished reproductions of bodies.


The exhibition Sculptures from 2018 was the first time that he exhibited human-form sculptures in Carrara marble. Each of the pieces was carved by a professional stone-cutter under the direction of Krisár. The motifs are of perfectly androgynous bodies and he explains his need for perfection as a kind of compulsion. He understands perfectionism not as a way of reaching satisfaction, but one of avoiding pain. Having grown up with parents who were both affected by mental illness (his mother was bipolar and his father schizophrenic), these beautifully polished, perfect bodies, often in halves, begin to process his deep-rooted traumas. They are divided so as to accentuate separation and loss.
When you carve by hand in a material such as marble you cannot change your mind, if your tool slips you cannot press delete. There is no point of return when you have begun working on a large block of marble. Just like with birth, there is no return. And aren’t the bodies so exquisitely innocent, precisely like those of newborns?



To be sold at Contemporary Art & Design
Viewing: 15 – 19 April, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm,
Open: Mon–Fri 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat–Sun kl 11 AM –5 PM

Auction: 20 April, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm



To the artwork

From left; "Chord #1", Estimate 30 000 – 40 000 SEK. "Flesh Cloud #3", Estimate 25 000 – 30 000 SEK. "Chords No. 14", Estimate 25 000 – 30 000 SEK. "Janus 1", Estimate 25 000 – 30 000 SEK.



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