Texts by Laura Hoptman, Dominic Molon, and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

Swedish painter Mamma Andersson works between domestic interiors and the Nordic landscape, often layering imagery to create subtly haunting, dreamlike atmospheres. Drawing from a variety of sources–from the narrative suggestiveness of cinematic imagery to the physical space of theatrical sets–Andersson employs disjointed perspectives and mismatched spatial relationships to create an eerie sense of the otherworldly. Her palette is seductive yet muted, applied in both soft washes and thick brushstrokes, with blank areas sometimes left on the surface of the painting. Andersson’s imagery often includes windows, reflections, and depictions of other paintings, to further destabilize the spaces she paints. This volume is published on the occasion of Andersson’s first solo U.S. museum show at the Aspen Art Museum and provides a broad overview of her work.