In his recent Letters from Mayhem,
Swedish artist Roger Andersson presents a series of
perverse interior worlds in which miniscule figures engage in a host
of illicit acts.
Meticulously rendered in blue watercolor, each letter of Andersson’s
alphabet is a tribute
to adolescent good times gone wild: lust, pot, chain smoking, naughty
and heavy metal music are just a small portion of his lexicon. But
the whole libidinal
stew is done with an elegant flourish and a skilled hand that harkens
back to artists of
the Northern Renaissance like Martin Schongauer and Albrecht Dürer.
his own twisted Eden; beneath the carefully drawn cigarette butts
weeds lies an earnest sense of longing for those heady days when
youth and poetry
shared the same drinking spot.
Born 1966 in Linkiping, Sweden. Lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
has had recent solo exhibitions at Sara Meltzer Gallery in New York
(2003 and 2002) and Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm (2001). Selected
group exhibitions include Moderna
Museet c/o at
Malmo Konsthall in Malmo, Sweden (2003); Bifurcation at
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2003); Three
Rooms at Ciocca Arte Contemporanea in Milan (2002); Bevil at
Modern Museum in Stockholm (2001); and Liste 2001 at Young
Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland (2001).
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