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Ylva Ceder - Confluence

November 16- December 22

Opening Reception November 15, 6-8 PM

Wetterling Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Confluence by the Swedish artist Ylva Ceder. This new series of work discusses Swedish cultural heritage and cultural exchange.
Ylva Ceder is well known for her detailed paintings of everyday environments and situations. Usually it is places that most of us have visited or passed-by like a hairdresser, a hot dog stand or a dentist practice. The world of Ylva Ceder is calm, almost desolate. At the same time you can always feel the presence of people, not always shown in the works but represented by the objects or light in the painting.
In this work Ylva Ceder has left the daily places and focused on interiors of traditional houses in Dalarna and Hälsingland and medieval churches in Uppland all of which are richly decorated. Instead of the decoration and Biblical imagery which would adorn the furnishings, Ceder's wall-paintings, rugs and cabinets have corresponding ornamentation from the Middle East and Islamic iconography. A sort of confluence of imagery.

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

Other work by
Ylva Ceder

Confluence, 2017, 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
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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
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Humming, 2014, Wetterling Gallery. Installation shots
Wetterling Gallery 2014
Wetterling Gallery 2014
Wetterling Gallery 2014
Wetterling Gallery 2014
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Serpentine Drive, Lithography, 2013
© Ylva Ceder / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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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
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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