Beatrice Marklund

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Beatrice Marklund´s paintings are trying to invite the viewer into a shared space. Her visual language oscillates freely between the personal, and art historical references. Investigating minimalist questions about color and form, tapping into the spontaneous gesture of Abstract Expressionism, and
creating cryptic signs and symbols in ingenious lines.

Her drawings are at the foundation of the work, repeated and reduced, subtly evoking architectural structures. Each painting is capturing her movement with volatile spray paint juxtaposed with the laborious built up surface of the painting. It is about control vs. no control, to give up ownership in the reach of something more universal. To emphasize clarity through simplification, reduction of form, and restricted color, while allowing the paint to drip as a form of resistance, to not stand in the way of the painting.

Beatrice Marklund (b. 1975) lives and works in Gothenburg. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, USA (2004). Recent solo exhibitions include Relax, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg (2018), The Devil Is In The Detail, Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg (2016). UNTITLED, Galleri KC, Gothenburg (2011), Repeat Remix, Galleri Magnus Winström, Gothenburg (2008).
Selected group shows include EDDYSROOM curated by Austin Eddy, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg (2018) Konvergensen #3 (2017), Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Lilla Göteborg (2017), Raum Vollreinigung, Berlin. A LOT A LOT, Galleri Thomassen (2017), Dear Bedfellows Dear Painting, Fullersta Gård, Huddinge (2014). Deck The Walls, SARDINE, Brooklyn, USA (2011).
Her work is represented in both private and public collections.

Beatrice Marklund
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