An announcement of representation: Charlotte Gyllenhammar


Charlotte Gyllenhammar
Beholder, 2006
White glazed ceramics and fabric
90h x 63w x 45d cm
35.43h in
CG001

Charlotte Gyllenhammar’s artistry is among the most idiosyncratic and expressive within contemporary Swedish art. Many of her works represent states of mind or highly emotionally charged situations that often provoke in the viewer a reaction of anxiety and fascination. Since the early 1990s, she has shown impressive consistency in exploring issues central to the question of identity and the conditions governing artistic creativity. Her art keeps returning to themes such as gravity, the borders between outer and inner space, lack of freedom, memories and threatening images. She also frequently touches on concepts such as power and vulnerability, beauty and femininity.