Andys Gallery


About the gallery

Andys Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Stockholm

Featured artists

Sigrid Holmwood (SE/UK)

Hilda Hellström (SE)


Sigrid Holmwood

Sigrid Holmwood (b. 1978) is a Swedish-British artist who lives and works in Malmö. In her artistic work, Holmwood investigates the historical connections of dye plants, pigments and other substances used in painting to the various developments of modernization, industrialization and colonialism. She has had numerous exhibitions internationally and graduated with a master’s degree in painting from the Royal College of Arts, London. Holmwood received her Doctor of Arts degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2021.

Holmwood’s work focuses on the ways in which the hand-making of materials generates meaning and resists the alienation of industrialised life. She hand-makes her own pigments and dyes made from traditionally grown and foraged plants and organic materials and her images portray peasant figures and pastoral scenes. Holmwood also rejects the notion in Western and European painting traditions that separates nature from culture. Holmwood propose painting as a minor practice, following Deleuze and Guattari’s call for a minor literature and Chakrabarty’s call for attention to minor histories and subaltern pasts. It does not seek to construct an autonomous subject out of the peasant, but rather to disclose the political relationships embedded in the trajectory of Western European painting that were complicit in the construction of the modern self. It is therefore a decolonial move, as the Western European bourgeois tradition will be found to be just one provincial occurrence among many. Sigrid Holmwood is represented by Annely Juda Fine Art, London (UK).

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Sigrid Holmwood, installation image M Konsthall 2022. Image Helene Toresdotter.

Sigrid Holmwood, installation image M Konsthall 2022. Image Helene Toresdotter.

Portrait Sigrid Holmwood. Image courtesy of Andys Gallery and the artist.


Hilda Hellström

Hilda Hellström (b.1984) is a Swedish sculptor with an MA from the Royal College of Art in London in 2012. Based in Copenhagen, she works with gallery exhibitions and public commissions in parallel. Significant for Hellström's work is that she combines contemporary materials and technologies with more traditional craft methods. She primarily works with casting processes in colored composite, gypsum and concrete materials.

Hellström’s work has symbolic qualities and in the craft and materials are often embedded stories of time, value, heritage and historiography. References to geology, archeology and mythology can also often be discerned. Hellström has exhibited at, among others, Gothenburg Art Museum, British Craft Council, Victoria & Albert Museum London, Tramway Glasgow, London Design Museum, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Röhsska Museet, Art Basel Miami, Shanghai Power Station Art Museum, Daelim Museum South Korea, Design Museo Helsinki and MUDAC Lausanne. Hilda Hellström is represented by Berg Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden).

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Hilda Hellström, Installation image Göteborgs Konstmuseum. Photo courtesy of Frans Ahlbom.

Hilda Hellström, Installation image Stockholms Universitet. Photo courtesy of Jonas Ingerstedt.