Alluring, exciting, astonishing and wonderful. Swedish Mamma Andersson (b. 1962) stands out as one of the most important and intriguing painters of her generation. With a sharp sense of mood, colour, and materiality, she has developed a personal take on the classical genres of painting.
This exhibition Humdrum Days is Andersson’s first large-scale show at a Nordic museum in several years. The artist has made 10 new works especially for the exhibition, which is on view in Louisiana’s East Wing.
Technically, Mamma Andersson combines several different materials in her works. Her signature aesthetic is the result of repeated applications and overpainting. Oil on canvas is covered in spray paint, paint is dragged in thin bands across the surface, producing a material fullness and variation showcasing her skill.
Source: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art