Born in Stockholm, 1977 I Lives and works in Stockholm
Anna Camner is a Swedish figurative painter whose alluring compositions of objects, materials and organic shapes are marked with an air of familiarity while paradoxically not appearing entirely identifiable. The motifs are far from apparent rendering a sense of ambiguity and mystique in the midst. Camner finds beauty and aesthetical qualities in what might not appear particularly eye-catching or desirable. Plastic wrapping soiled with finger prints and used preservatives are equally delicately and seductively depicted. Almost taking on the role of a clinical scientist, details are magnified, accentuated and exposed. Also a recurring element are renditions of organically found repetitive patterns, a notion Camner has consistently and virtually obsessively dealt with in her practice.
Camner graduated from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, in 2003 and has exhibited internationally since. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows in London and New York, and featured in The International Biennial of Contemporary Art (BIACI) in Cartagena, Colombia in 2014 and in a group show in Mumbai, India, in 2019. In conjunction with being awarded the prestigious annual Beckers Art Award in 2017, her work was exhibited at Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden. Galerie Forsblom has been representing Camner since 2019.
"With technical brilliance, Camner uses the possibilities of painting to create pictures that could hardly be achieved with a camera." Magnus af Petersens