11 May - 2 June, 2019
New dawn for an old sun, Viktor Rosdahl’s first solo exhibition at the gallery consists of new paintings together with works that have been reworked and processed over a number of years.Rosdahl´s works address a diverse range of topics, connecting the past with the present as well as ideas about painting itself, methods of working and visual language. His paintings are based on pre-existing images. Images that he has collected for years. Some of the pictures are stored in different folders on his computer. Folders with titles like World War II, Demonstrations, Contemporary War and Politics, Clouds and so on.
These images are then reworked, appropriated, collaged together, through painting.
Viktor Rosdahl (b. 1980 in Helsingborg) lives and works in Malmö. He received his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Malmö (2002-2007) and the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm (2005). Recent solo exhibitions include Viktor Rosdahl, the Ljungberg Museum (2019), Post-Empire (2017), Outskirts (2013) at Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm, One Foot in The Grave, Bollnäs Museum (2017-2018), Galleri Arnstedt and Averno Galleri Ping-Pong (2017). His works have been included in a number of group exhibitions; Ystad Art Museum, Gothenburg Konsthall, Lund Konsthall, Gävle Art Center, GIBCA-Röda Sten, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Malmö, Malmö Art Museum, Bonnier’s Konsthall, Nordic Contemporary in Paris, Frieze and The Armory Show in New York and Volta Basel. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and grants. His work is represented in both private and public collections, including Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Malmö Art Museum, Maria Bonnier Foundation and The National Public Art Council.