Martin Ålund (SE)
“The Bipolar Suite”
Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Marbella
30 January – 27 March, 2021
Ps. ONLINE OPENING SATURDAY 30 of JANUARY FROM 12.00 PM.
Martin Ålund, Swedish artist based in Stockholm, is topical with a new exhibition at Wadström Tönnheim Gallery and his fresh series of paintings “The Bipolar Suite” that arises from the Otherworld theme. This theme has to do with juxtaposing extremes through the use of diptychs and creating a charge and establishing a contact. It is like creating energy, an interaction where one touches upon both origin and downfall at the same time. The theme Otherworld deals with the interface between different realities. Where does the insanity, the imagination, and the irrational begin and end? How can one move between the different realities and find experiences, as well as messages, that one alternates between?
– I think of Alice in Wonderland, shamanism, alchemy, Orpheus and Eurydiceas well as romantic myths of the artist as magician, madman and messenger. I also often think of how the magic and the irrational can both be a means to escape, and a way to grasp the unfathomable, says Martin Ålund.
The exhibition opens online Saturday 30th of January at 12.00 pm, and will proceed online until further notice when the restrictions are getting less complicated and our opening hours are going back to norm
Address and opening hours: Poligono Nueva Campana, Local 37B, Nueva Andalucia (Marbella). Normal opening hours Monday to Friday 11.00-18.00 or any day and time by appointment. The exhibition will go on until the 27 of March 2021. Because of the Covid19 situation and the surrounding circumstances and restrictions there can be a change in opening hours or visiting capacity due to new regulations.
Wadström Tönnheim Gallery’s mission is to examine the idea of the painterly, be it also through related media such as photography, sculpture, installations, video and drawing, in order to understand and to promote the direction of painting and its relevance to contemporary visual culture. The Gallery is owned and operated by Mattias Tönnheim. www.wadstromtonnheim.se