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David Svensson. The Absent Stories Series. Collage, book pages. 93x75 cm.

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START Saatchi Art Fair

London

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Preview Wednesday 12 of sept 15 - 21 (VIP)

Thursday - Saturday 11 - 18

Sunday 11 - 17

 


Galleri Fagerstedt presents

David Svensson

at START  

 

The Absent Stories Series

A Beginning
Based in a past, heading towards a future, all promise. When the opening dedication pages are sliced from discarded books, and reassembled along a shared horizon, the resulting mosaic of faded pinks, tans and grays holds powerful messages that allude to life, death, memory, history, care and love. Though these opening dedications appear somber, like epitaphs on tombstones, they not only honor a past but also herald a future; they fulfill some kind of debt, respond to some deeply felt emotion and proffer a significant achievement. These are important pages, framing the forthcoming text—apologia, declaration, homage. Beginnings grow out of the past. They have to start somewhere. The depth of meaning in these forgotten, pages, turned over, passed by reverberates. Detritus becomes readymade.
 
Stories
The blank pages that lead and follow texts in books, again tinted by age, gently marked with pentimenti from inserted notes and clippings, are far from mute. The artist is interested in the stories they hold. The very life of the book is imprinted into these fragile pages. The book is the vehicle for transporting the story; the blank page is in fact not blank at all. The support for the story tells a story. Story is both noun and verb. As a verb, it means to decorate something with images of scenes from history or legend or to tell a story. These blank pages story.
 
An End
Stories never end. They reverberate. Based in a past, heading towards a future, all promise.
 

Judith Hoos Fox

The Drapings Series

In the series "Drapings" the artist David Svensson is working with velvets and its apparent ability to capture and reflect ambient light.
 
Just as Sven-Olov Wallenstein writes in his text, lumens, lux, David Svenssons work is "from the maximum expansive public space, the city and our social relations, to the minimum and contracted, the almost empty book page and the paper barely perceptible spoken. But in all this, one can discern a consistent theme: vision and perception, not only in the sense that all art anywhere gives something to see - albeit sometimes only as a negation of vision - but seeing as a process dependent on light and the environment, the appliances and surfaces, which always takes place between things and consciousness. "
 
In the new velvet works the issue is once again vision that ultimately also relate to the spectator's body. It is therefore both the idea and the physical experience, about how the work looks literally change with the viewer's movement and position in space. From one angle, the image is distinct and clear, in another it is rather vague and vanishing...READ MORE..
 


Current show at the gallery

 

The Blaze - David Svensson

Recent works

23 aug - 6 okt 2018

GALLERI FAGERSTEDT

 

 

The Melting Down

(installation, detail)

uranium glass

The Stories Series

book, framed

49x43x5 cm

http://gallerifagerstedt.hemsida24.se/exhibitions/the-blaze-david-svensson-40249393

Brytningspunkten

book, framed

36x44x5 cm


Upcoming show in the gallery

Save the date!

Monica Höll. Pole.

 

Spatial Eye - Monica Höll

11 oktober - 17 november 2018

opening Thursday the 11 of Oct 16 - 20

 

GALLERI FAGERSTEDT


Hälsingegatan 18, Vanadisplan, Stockholm.   

Öppet: onsdagar 13 - 17, torsdagar 12 - 17, fredagar 12 - 17, lördagar 12 - 16

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GALLERI FAGERSTEDT representerar svensk och internationell samtidskonst av hög kvalitet. I galleriets profil finns såväl unga och lovande konstnärer som etablerade och välkända. Galleriet drivs av ELISABETH FAGERSTEDT AB. Bolaget bildades i december 2013 och galleriet invigdes den 21 augusti 2014. Verksamheten präglas av stor konstvetenskaplig kompetens och långvarig erfarenhet från samtidens konstscen. Elisabeth Fagerstedt ingår i styrelsen för Svenska Galleriförbundet, SGF. EF var tidigare museichef, konsthallschef, curator, projektledare för offentlig konst med mera.


EVA BEIERHEIMER. NIELS BONDE. JÅRG GEISMAR. ANDREAS HAMMAR. FREDRIK HELANDER.  MONICA HÖLL. CHARLOTTE JÖNSSON. FRIDA KROHN. LONE LARSEN. MARIA LUOSTARINEN. JENNY MAGNUSSON.  ANDERS RÖNNLUND. MAIJA SAVOLAINEN. LISA STRÖMBECK. DAVID SVENSSON. HELÉN SVENSSON. SIGNE VAD.

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