New Season – New Highlights: Ola Billgren
Bukowskis presents “Målning” by Ola Billgren at this spring’s Contemporary Art & Design sale on April 26th..
A common thread that runs through Ola Billgren’s artistic production is his ability to formulate the relationship between art and reality, as well as to capture the moment and create a unity between the historical and the contemporary.
Billgren’s visual art, especially from the 1960s, may seem accessible in a realist manner and almost cinematic expression. ”Målning” (Painting), executed in 1968 – 69, depicts a young woman’s backside. She probably plays the main character in a bigger scene than we only can imagine. A bright light shines into the room, widening the viewer’s vision despite its narrow perspective. However, the real action takes place closest to the viewer, where a doll thrown on the floor creates drama. The child on the right side of the picture is clinging to its mother in a hesitant forward movement. Is the woman alone with the child in the room? Is she waiting for someone, or has someone just left the room? These details create a suggestive atmosphere.
Viewing April 21–25th, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Auction Live April 26th, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm