In the work of Kristina Jansson the narrative constitutes both the conceptual and thematic engine. She consistently returns to the question of what she as a painter can create with a medium already so burdened, what does one actually do when creating a painted image? It is never only an image as it exists in a borderland between image and material, in the friction of pretending and alluding to something illustrative when in fact the subversive, the sensualism of the material, is a barrier between the apparent and something unknown. The spectator allows himself to be fooled but is also surprised. Jansson’s paintings are a heightened way of seeing, an intuitive understanding that you look and experience at the same time. Her grand and ambiguous works often deal with the images’ emblematic relationship to human undercurrents and desires, such as, money, power and lust. The artist is preoccupied with architectural space, perception and memory using the painting as a visually seductive construction.
The founding of Andréhn-Schiptjenko in 1991, by Ciléne Andréhn and Marina Schiptjenko, marked the start of a new generation of galleries in Scandinavia. Andréhn-Schiptjenko has consistently been committed to working on an international arena and to the long-term representation of emerging and established contemporary international artists from all over the world working with painting, sculpture, photography and video, as well as installation-based and site-specific work.
Having established itself as one of the leading galleries in Scandinavia the gallery enjoys privileged relationships with museums and collectors.
Andréhn-Schiptjenko inaugurated in May 2019, a branch in Paris in the Marais. The purpose of this new location is to broaden the international scope of the gallery, and also allow the hosting of multidisciplinary collaborations and projects.
Uta Barth • Tobias Bernstrup • José León Cerrillo • Jacob Dahlgren • Siri Derkert • Carin Ellberg • Elisabeth Frieberg • Mark Frygell • Siobhán Hapaska • Annika von Hausswolff • Ridley Howard • Martin Jacobson • Kristina Jansson • Lena Johansson • Brad Kahlhamer • Annika Larsson • Matts Leiderstam Linder • Tony Matelli • Nandipha Mntambo • Santiago Mostyn • Julie Roberts • Yngvild Saeter • Martín Soto Climent • Per B Sundberg • Theresa Traore Dahlberg • Xavier Veilhan • Gunnel Wåhlstrand • Cajsa von Zeipel