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.
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
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