Bea Marklund, Christina Skårud

FEB 3 -25, 2018

Bea Marklund – Relax
Christina Skårud – Scenesarios




Bea Marklunds recent works are about control vs. no control and the body of the painting vs the body of the painter. Each painting consists of a one line drawing, capturing a single movement with volatile spray paint juxtaposed with the laborious built up surface of the painting. The drawings are based on the artists sketch book drawings, repeated and simplified.

Bea Marklund (b. 1975) lives and works in Gothenburg. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2004), USA. Her solo and group exhibitions include most recently The Devil Is In The Detail (2016), Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg, Konvergensen #3 (2017), Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Lilla Göteborg (2017), Raum Vollreinigung, Berlin. A LOT A LOT (2017), Galleri Thomassen, Dear Bedfellows Dear Painting (2014), Fullersta Gård, Stockholm. Her work is represented in both private and public collections.



Mixing paintings, objects and installations, Christina Skårud moves along the borderline between scenes and scenarios. Thematically, her art defies a sense of time, making it all but clear whether one stands before a mundane backcloth or at the centre of a horrific occurrence. Permeated with art history symbolism, the works question our senses, acting as conjurations attempting to touch what cannot be seen.
The exhibition “Scenesarios” will first be shown at Galleri Thomassen and then, in a more extensive version, at Tomelilla Konsthall.

Christina Skårud (b. 1973) lives and works in Gothenburg. She holds an MFA from the Valand School of Fine Arts. Exhibitions include Kalmar Art Museum, Västerås Art Museum, Värmland Museum and Vänersborgs Konsthall. Her work can be found in the collections of Gothenburg Art Museum, Västerås Art Museum, Norrköping Art Museum, Statens Konstråd and The Stena Foundation.