Anna Bohman Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.

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The gallery works with both emerging and established Scandinavian and International artists.

Featured artists

Marianna Uutinen

Marianna Uutinen instantly made a mark in the late 1980’s and in the 1990’s with her paintings that were built up from layers and strips of acrylic paint. In contrast to many Nordic neo-expressionist painters of that period, Uutinen painted acrylic surfaces and draped them over the canvas, creating a sense of three-dimensional artificial organity, in which the materiality and the metaphor mix.

Her paintings play with kitsch, allurement, and desire. With a palette that moves through the color scheme – from bright primary to fluorescent and iridescent hues to mysterious black – her artworks seduce the viewer to an endless perceptual game.

The more recent paintings of Marianna Uutinen present a dizzying dance of energy and matter in an intimate cosmic space. These works invite the viewer to experience new dimensions, and perspectives on what painting factually is; materiality and its endless metamorphosis. At the same time, modern reality and cosmic nature are re-created by the viewers’ individual concrete perceptions and existential reflections of the world.

Marianna Uutinen, born 1961 in Pieksämäki, Finland, currently lives and works in Helsinki and Berlin. Marianna Uutinen attended the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, 1980–85, and the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques in Paris, 1991–92

Marianna Uutinen’s work has been exhibited at Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Moderna Museet, Malmö; Malmö Konsthall; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Kunsthalle Helsinki; EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Living Art Museum, Reykjavik; Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg; Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen; and Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, among others. In 1997 Marianna Uutinen represented Finland at the Venice Biennale. Marianna Uutinen was awarded the Finland Prize for her distinguished artistic career in 2006. She served as a Professor of Painting at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2004–08.

Marianna Uutinen's work is in the permanent collection of Helsinki Art Museum; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; National Museum Stockholm; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik; Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo; TIA Collection, Santa Fe; and the Seoul Museum of Art, among others. Public commissions include Nude for the Local Government Pensions Institution in Helsinki.

Marianna Uutinen, Portrait by Rikard Lassenius

Marianna Uutinen, 'Goddam Consciousness Gimme A Break', (2021). Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm. Image courtesy of the gallery and the artist.

Marianna Uutinen, 'The Pill', (2021). Acrylic on canvas, 190 x 240 cm. Image courtesy of the gallery and the artist.

Marianna Uutinen, Portrait by Rikard Lassenius

Stina Persson

Stina Persson’s sensible sculptures grow into three dimensionality from images in her mind. By working from within the clay she undertakes a journey in her own mind and thoughts, carefully and slowly releasing the figure inside the material. Her method is that of releasing and creating, simultaneously. The connection mind to hand is vital, and her works ask questions of the sculpture’s state of being. Where does nature stop, and mankind begin? What is nature and what is culture?

Her forms dwell in the middle grounds of figuration and abstraction, dealing with the most ancient of questions regarding creation itself. Her sculptures also show the passing of time, marks from her hand and from their process of growing, are often visible in her large as well as smaller works. But the influence is mutual, the hand also needs to adjust to nature’s conditions and materiality. This way, her works ultimately become a metaphor for the everlasting reciprocal necessity in finding a balanced approach between earth and mankind.

Stina Persson, born 1983 in Burträsk, currently lives and works in Stockholm. Stina Persson holds a MFA at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, 2013 and a BFA from Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, 2009.

Stina Persson’s work has been shown at Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Färgfabriken, Stockholm; Liljevalchs, Stockholm; Uppsala konstmuseum; Bildmuseet Umeå; Lidköpings konsthall; Trollhättans konsthall; Skellefteå konsthall; Gustavsbergs konsthall.

Stina Persson, 'Kyssen' (2021). Bronze. Courtesy of the gallery and the artist

Stina Persson, 'Kärlekspar på en klippa' (2023). Bronze. Photographer: Giulia Cairone.

Stina Persson, Artist Portrait. Courtesy of the gallery and the artist.

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