Galleri Andersson/Sandström was founded in 1980. The gallery focuses on international contemporary art and represents both well-established names and emerging artists.
Galleri Andersson/Sandström has a special interest in outdoor sculpture and public commissions. The gallery's first space is located in the city centre of Umeå; currently open by appointment only. Galleri Andersson/Sandström opened its second venue, in the gallery district in Stockholm's Vasastan, in 2008.
Since his debut in 1966, Jan Håfström has had an extensive number of exhibitions in Sweden as well as internationally, and has represented Sweden at the Venice Biennale four times: 1980 (together with Ola Billgren), 1990, 2003 and in 2009. Håfström participated in the inception of PS1 in New York and received the prestigious Carnegie Art Award in 2001. Håfström’s work is represented in institutional collections including Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo and Hovikoddens Kunstsenter in Oslo.
"Untitled", 2019, 64 x 138 cm. Image credits Galleri Andersson/Sandström and Jan Håfström.
Torsten Renqvist (1924 - 2007) was a Swedish sculptor, painter and author. Renqvist studied at Otte Skölds Målarskola, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Since his debut in 1950 he was seen as a neo-expressionist, which was contradictory at the time. Renqvist painted individual objects in a close-up perspective: a coffee pot, knitted stockings and nails scattered on a table top turned into landscapes in Renqvist's paintings. Over the decades, the images became more abstract. In 1967 he turned his back on painting and became a sculptor, working mainly with wood. Towards the end of his artistic career he primarily worked as a printmaker and illustrator.
"Untitled", 1964, 66 x 50 cm. Image credits Galleri Andersson/Sandström and Torsten Renqvist.