Dorothée Nilsson Gallery
Dorothée Nilsson Gallery represents an international portfolio with a focus on the new generation of photography-based artists.
The gallery represents artists who use photography as a starting point for conceptual and interdisciplinary practices that span performance, sculpture, video and installation. Dorothée Nilsson Gallery produces five to six exhibitions a year.
For Market Art Fair 2022 Dorothée Nilsson Gallery presents an installation as a self contained eco system Lotta Antonsson and Henrik Strömberg. Photographs, collages, objects, shells and glass volumes come together to form an immersive landscape where the works of the two artists are in dialogue through their respective practice. Feminism, identity, metamorphosis of the object and the anthropocene form a framework which serves to project a sense of the now and a kind of temporary entropy.
For both artists the use of materials from nature - stones, shells, crystals and glass represents an added layer into the perception of the overall body of works thus expanding the visual narrative from the two dimensional photographic works to the multidimensional system of references and aesthetics.
Lotta Antonsson (b. 1963) belongs to a generation of artists who emerged in the early 1990s and addressed the objectification of women. She studied fine arts and photography in Stockholm at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design and at theRoyal Art Academy in Copenhagen. Antonsson was a professor of photography (2007 – 2016) at the Valand Academy of Art and Design in Gothenburg. Her works have been in numerous international exhibitions, including the Västerås Konsthall (2020), the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art.
Based on the aesthetics of the 1960s and 1970s – a time of social upheaval – Lotta Antonsson complements vintage photographs from her archive of fashion, erotic, and lifestyle magazines such as Twen, Das Magazin, and Playboy and printed matters with natural materials (shells, driftwood, gemstones) in her collages. She examines the historical and photographic representation, the objectification of women, and the male gaze under formal and psychological aspects. A recurring theme in her work has involved feminist perspectives reconstructing cultural treatment of the female body in particular.
“I work with the idea of metamorphosis, decay and the transformation of materials; sculptural objects and their photographic documentation, as well as the deconstruction and transformation of the photographic image itself. Combining seemingly disparate images, adding pigment, paint and/or cutting out parts of the image I initiate a process in which the image is removed from its context, its referent and expected narrative; I further explore this through the arrangements and combination of works; with the intention to create ambiguous narrations, formations of details, or a kind of temporary entropy.”– Henrik Strömberg
Henrik Strömberg, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He studied Fine Art at the Camberwell College of Art, London Institute – BA Fine Art, 1997–1999 and photography at the FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague – M.A. Photography and History of Photography, 1999.