Kerstin Hedman

Installation view, Konstruktiv Tendens

Installation view, Konstruktiv Tendens

Kerstin Hedman works in acrylics on Plexiglas and employs a richly variegated palette to produce a fine balance of surface and depth. This in itself not particularly unusual, but more often than not she has succeeded in breaking away from what might have otherwise been simply a systematic approach, to unearth her own idiom in which almost imperceptible shifts of colour meld to form an aesthetic unity.

Her work is at its most intriguing at the point where the painting has toned down to the absolute minimal, the truly pure.

This is where she discovers subtle tension in the most fragile of lines. I peep at a light, almost monochrome, surface and through the discreet elegant shades of pigment become increasingly aware of how this surface deepens and finally opens itself onto infinity.

Stig Johansson

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1948 in Dalarna, Sweden.
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  1. 2010
    1. Galleria Johan S, Helsingfors
  2. 2009
    1. Konstforum, Norrköping
  3. 2008
    1. Galleri Hylteberga, Skurup
  4. 2008
    1. Åminne Bruksmuseum, Värnamo
  5. 2007
    1. Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
  6. 2005
    1. Flamènska Galleriet, Borås
  7. 2005
    1. Tomarps Kungsgård, Kvidinge
  8. 2004
    1. Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
  9. 2003
    1. Galleri Aniara, Sollentuna
  10. 1997
    1. Galleri Länsmansgården, Åkersberga
  11. 1994
    1. Galleri Frösåker, Västerås
  12. 1994
    1. Fiskeboda, Julita

Selected Group Exhibitions

  1. 2009
    1. Mälsåkers Slott, Mariefred
  2. 2009
    1. Neue Sächsische Galerie, Chemnitz, Tyskland
  3. 2009
    1. Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
  4. 2009
    1. Tomarps Kungsgård, Kvidinge
  5. 2008
    1. Kunstverein Wiligrad, Lübstorf, Schwerin, Tyskland
  6. 2008
    1. F15, Moss, Norge
  7. 2008
    1. Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
  8. 2007
    1. Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt, Tyskland
  9. 2007
    1. Galleri Hylteberga, Skurup
  10. 2006
    1. Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna
  11. 2006
    1. Galerie von Waldenburg, Tyskland
  12. 2006
    1. Arte Struktura, Milano, Italien
  13. 2002-2007
    1. Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
  14. 2001
    1. Tornby Konsthall, Linköping
  15. 2001-2005
    1. Galerie Plaisiren, Hässelby Slott
  16. 1995
    1. Galleri Viktoria, Hedemora

Grants

2014, 2007
Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden

2014, 2009, 2005
Ateljévistelse, San Michele, Capri

2012
Svensk-norska samarbetsfondens stipendium, Lofoten

2004
Sveriges Bildkonstnärsfondens Stipendium

Selected Collections

Landstinget, Dalarna
Statens Konstråd
Norrköpings Kommun
Värnamo Kommun
Västernorrlands Läns Landsting
Svenska Kyrkan, projekt Via Dolorosa
Jusek, Stockholm
Familje Bostäder, Stockholm
Stiftelsen Barnens Dag, Stockholm
Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt, Tyskland
Furillen Gotland
Agüimes kommun, Gran Canaria, Spanien
Forum Konkrete Kunst, Tyskland
Statens Konstråd, Norrköpings Kommun
Västernorrlnads Landsting. Jusek, Stockholm
Familjebostäder, Stockholm
Stiftelsen Barnens Dag, Stockholm
BoTrygg AB, Johannelund Stockholm
BoTrygg AB, Johannelund Stockholm
FRA
Sveriges Ambassad, Cypern
Karolinska Sjukhuset, Solna