Posted on april 7, 2021
Wadström Tönnheim Gallery participates at Estampa art fair in Madrid, which is open from Thursday the 8th until Sunday the 11th of April.
Wadström Tönnheim Gallery exhibits new works by the artists Matias Di Carlo (from Argentina and based in Spain) and Martin Ålund (from Sweden and based in Stockholm), both whom are also represented by the gallery, at Estampa art fair in Madrid.
– Our second participation at the established contemporary art fair Estampa is going to be a joyful and interesting experience. We and the rest of the art community have longed for this art fair considering the demanding and different times we have experienced during the last 14 months, says Mattias Tönnheim, owner and director for Wadström Tönnheim Gallery.
About the sculptures by Matias Di Carlo from his new Symmetry Ploy series:
In the path inverse to the alchemical ideal; transform gold into lead in search of the median. Fragmented to comprehend. Symmetry turned into jumble, still seeking refuge and alignment. The act of melting structures conceived to be perpetual, to free themselves, to incarnate again… Rebirth. The first cry of forces shaping themselves. Dynamic present. The magic in randomness. Insurrection of the established forms. Emerging of the new, still to be named.
About the paintings by Martin Ålund from the Bipolar Suite series:
Martins new paintings can be seen as a connection with and reminisce to Alice in Wonderland, shamanism, alchemy, Orpheus and Eurydice as well as romantic myths of the artist as magician, madman and messenger. He also often think of how the magic and the irrational can both be a means to escape, and a way to grasp the unfathomable.
For information about the fair: https://www.ifema.es/en/estampa
MATIAS DI CARLO
Born 1978. From Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Ronda, Spain.
Born 1967. From Skellefteå, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Mattias Tönnheim on +46(0)704-41 19 14 alt. firstname.lastname@example.org
About Wadström Tönnheim Gallery
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. www.wadstromtonnheim.se
Posted on januari 28, 2021
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
Posted on december 23, 2020
PS. We are open by appointment only during the holidays and until the opening of our upcoming exhibition with Martin Ålund on the 15th of January. Welcome to book a private viewing for you and your friends.
Posted on september 19, 2020
The former Spanish based artist Maiju Tirri makes her first collaboration with Wadström Tönnheim Gallery when she exhibits her new series of sculptures made out of recycled glass, resin and paint. Vernissage for Maiju Tirris new exhibition “Chasing the Ice” is Friday 11 of September 19.30-22.00h.
– The globe is getting warmer. And fast. Glaciers are melting. New forms of devastating natural disasters and climate change are occurring. Everything is happening rapidly. The melting of glaciers due to global warming is expected to have devastating consequences. We have to wake up to the fierce urgency and act to prevent further damages to our earth and save ourselves from ourselves. Because I think and believe that we do care. And that we can do our part. These art pieces with a resemblance of ice are just a reminder for us all, that even small actions matter, says the Finish artist Maiju Tirri.
Finnish artist Maiju Tirri has lived by the frozen sea and been surrounded by ice and snow most of her childhood winters. She has always been overwhelmed by the beauty of the winters, which no longer are as cold and white as the used to be. Maiju has therefor created art around this theme to do her part and awaken us. Something fascinating and beautiful is made out of the ugly truth to touch the soul of the viewer. Maiju Tirri uses recycled glass, resin and paint to create the illusion of ice.
Maiju Tirri, based in Helsinki (Finland), has had various solo and group exhibitions around Europe. Her large abstract works are has in various public and private collections in Europe, Middle East and US. And she has a degree in Arts and Design from Finland’s South west Institute of Arts and Crafts.
Address and opening hours: Poligono Nueva Campana, Local 37B, Nueva Andalucia (Marbella). Open by appointment Monday to Saturday at any time. The exhibition will go on until the 31 of October 2020. 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.
For more information contact:
Mattias Tönnheim at +46 704-41 19 14 alt. email@example.com
Posted on mars 6, 2020
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Wadström Tönnheim Gallery starts out the season with solo shows by two, and in their own unique way, minimalistic Spanish artists. The established (Andalusian based) conceptual painter José Medina Galeote shows his exhibition ”Feel the need”, and the Madrid based Sculptor Odnoder (represented by gallery Espacio Primavera 9) who creates most of his art work in wood. In the new show room in the front space it will be a design exhibition by the brand Ferromagno who will display its latest collection created by their designer Andrea Di Carlo. Andrea presents “Verses of Texture”, a clearly defined series of artistic objects which find in craftsmanship their milestone to reach excellence.
José Medina Galeote makes use of painting and its conceptual derivations to reflect on the pictorial act itself. The reproduction of objects and drawings in different media and on different material allows him to present the spectator with a type of game that can be challenging, violent or disturbing. In it, the roles of artist and viewer seem to become confused or to change places, but this game inevitably leads to a profound reflection on artistic practices in general and on painting in particular. Galeote has been able to combine the age-old questioning of the nature of painting (almost as old as the art form itself) with a language or device such as camouflage, which was fully developed from the early 20th century and onwards. It is here that we encounter one of the numerous transferences between art and war. This is because artistic formulas frequently originating in Cubism and Surrealism were applied to the art of war in order to obtain protective camouflage. One such example is “dazzle” painting, which was indebted to Cubism and which basically consisted in making an object unrecognizable through the application of stripes or other geometrical lines or colors.
Galeote has succeeded in construction a particular aesthetic that makes him stand out in a radical manner, both stylistically and in the ideas that underlie his artistic strategy, which has acquired coherence over the course of time. This has come about through the judicious encounter that he has established between camouflage and a meta-pictorial investigation that has led him to constantly question the specific characteristics of painting and drawing from the standpoint of those disciplines themselves. In contrast to other artists who devote themselves to the aesthetic of camouflage, Galeote stands out for not using it in a particularly critical or political way, not as an exercise of militant resistance but as a way of investigating painting. Also on an aesthetic level, his work has clear references to the minimal and conceptual art of the 1960: artists like Bruce Nauman, Trisha Brown or Ivonne Rayner became their work a source of research and experimentation artistic. They questioned the very concept of representation and led to the art to a basic exploration of reality. Galeote has exhibited in several important solo and group exhibitions such as Contemporary Art Center Málaga. BIENNAL ART CONTEMPORARY Pamplona, BIENNAL DE Valencia and Centre Pompidou.
Odnoder (full name Pablo Redondo Díez) creative process follows a subtle dialogue between inspiration and the nature of the work material. Each wood has a different cellular structure, and each piece has a unique arrangement of knots and veins. Some woods give great freedom to be carved. Others require not just departing from the mode of growth of the tree they come from. Some slender forms need an oily wood, such as Burmese teak. Others ask for the expressiveness of the veins of the olive tree, the diamond-shaped texture of an oak, or the color of the lemongrass.
Many moments of inspiration comes to Odnoder in the middle of nature, walking alone in the mountains. Some logs that he find along the way suggest a certain way. On other occasions he has the form imagined, waiting for a piece of wood capable of housing it. In both cases, when he start carving a piece of wood, the shape he has in his head is altered by the interior structure of the piece, invisible from the outside. The wood speaks to Odnoder and he is modifying any previous idea to adapt to it. While creating he like to think that something similar happens when a person attracts you and you begin to feel before you know. Its exterior appearance is the first thing that inspires you, but its presence is modified by discovering the mysteries of its interior. Odnoder has been exhibited at galleries and art fairs in the south of Europe.
Andrea Di Carlo presents Verses of Texture, a clearly defined series of artistic objects which find in craftsmanship their milestone to reach excellence. This carefully arranged collection of craft works not only revisits and refreshes traditional and popular craftsmanship, thanks to a meditated recovery of techniques, noble materials and classic construction processes, but it also succeeds in integrating in a natural way in the areas of conceptual research and development of the most contemporary creations. Her pieces have been designed and created with a site specific character, carrying a calling to fill defined spaces with a soul and energy of their own.
For this new show the designer has nurtured – as has become a tradition in her methodology – of her own experience, experimentation and the possibilities inherent to each material, and in this way delving into new ways of making: using technological abilities at the service of her imagination in order to question us with unique objects awaiting to be lived. Andrea Di Carlo is an Argentinian designer based in southern Spain, and her creations come to life under the brand Ferromagno.
Address: Poligono Nueva Campana, Local 37B, Nueva Andalucia (Marbella).