Ylva Ceder

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Humming, 2014, Wetterling Gallery
© Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Humming, 2014, Wetterling Gallery. Installation shots
Wetterling Gallery 2014
Wetterling Gallery 2014
Wetterling Gallery 2014
Wetterling Gallery 2014
Serpentine Drive, Lithography, 2013
© Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Close to the grove, 2011-2012
Oil on plywood, 96 x 150 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Oil on plywood, 97 x 177 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Oil on plywood, 108 x 244 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Oil on plywood,  87 x 170 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Oil on plywood, 114 x 148 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Oil on plywood, 96 x 187 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Oil on plywood,  78 x 172 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Oil on plywood, 94 x 169 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
 Oil on plywood, 107 x 138 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Oil on plywood,  85 x 122 cm. © Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Close to the grove, 2012, Wetterling Gallery. Installation shots
Wetterling Gallery, 2012
Wetterling Gallery, 2012
Wetterling Gallery, 2012
Wetterling Gallery, 2012
Wetterling Gallery, 2012
Wetterling Gallery, 2012
Wetterling Gallery, 2012

Ylva Ceder

Spaces always possess atmosphere. Whether it is interior or exterior, inhabited or empty and devoid of viewership, these spaces, and the narratives unfolding from them, are my area of interest.

Of importance to me are small, easily recognizable things, that are well known to all but, perhaps, lacking in meaning. They often originate in some kind of “Swedishness” and are a type of phenomena expressed through objects, places, and behaviors. It may be places and behaviors that are repeated and omnipresent, yet, if individually extracted, become unique. In my paintings, these phenomena become yet another repetition, but a new one where I add and subtract things. Most people recognize the content of my paintings: the places, the behavioral patterns, the objects, because they are stereotypes and clichés. Though the paintings originate from something documented, they are not specific or real.

While I used to be interested in representations of recognizable vernacular spaces, I am now interested in the opposite. Common to both directions is the presence of atmosphere. Lastly, what I also strive for, is that I try not to think.
-Ylva Ceder