Anders Sunna, Tornelappmark

Sturegatan 36

November 14 – December 19, 2020

Indigenous Love

2008 / 2013

Oil, acrylic and collage on MDF board

216h x 205w cm

Area Infected

2014

Oil, acrylic and collage on MDF board

244h x 488w cm

Preventively

2019

Oil, acrylic and collage on MDF board

64h x 62w cm

I'd rather be rebel for life, than a colonial wife

2018

Oil, acrylic and collage on MDF board

122h x 122w cm

Not here and not there

2019

Oil, acrylic and collage on MDF board

61h x 99w cm

Tactics Rest

2020

Oil, acrylic and collage on MDF board

85h x 122w cm

The forgotten ones

2020

Oil, acrylic and collage on MDF board

74h x 122w cm

Bastupojkarna

2019

Oil, acrylic and collage on MDF board

122h x 144.5w cm

We will help you get rid of your heritage

2019

Oil, acrylic and collage on MDF board

80h x 80w cm

The Disobedient Laws

2014

Mixed media

25h x 17w x 23.50d cm

Press Release

Anders Sunna, Tornelappmark
November 14 - December 19, 2020
 

The spirited mix of explicitly political statements, history, references to duodji and Sami mysticism, graffiti, mural painting, sublime nature romanticism, and expressive roars of color, also inhabit something unusual: a conviction about art’s function as a means of communication.
Sebastian Johans

The works of Anders Sunna articulate a sense of picturesque brutality. With a painterliness verging on pure fury, he depicts an equally merciless reality in heavy, opaque fields of color contrasted against thinly applied layers of paint, running spray paint, collage and found materials. Sunna renders an explosive political content colored by personal experiences. Authoritarian, threatening and heavily symbol laden architecture cuts through landscapes where traces of conflict are further enhanced by mounds of skulls and barbwire. 

Anders Sunna was born in Kieksiäisvaara, Sweden, 1985. He lives and works in Jokkmokk, Sweden. Sunna studied at Konstfack – University of Arts, Craft and Design (2006 – 2009). He participated in The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, 2018; Every Leaf is an Eye, Göteborgs Konsthall, 2019 – 2020; The trees, light green: Landscape painting – past and present, Bonniers Konsthall, 2020; and in the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, 2020. His work is represented in the collection of Moderna Museet and at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, USA, among other public collections. 

In 2022 Anders Sunna will partake in the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Together with artists Pauliina Feodoroff and Máret Ánne Sara he will represent Sápmi, his Sámi homeland, and transform the Nordic Pavilion into the Sámi Pavilion.

A catalogue will be published in connection to Anders Sunna's exhibition at the gallery.

-> Artist talk / Anders Sunna + Sebastian Johans 14.11.2020