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GALERIE KATUIN gallery for contemporary ART presents

Birgitta Sundström Jansdotter – paintings March 24 – May 26, 2011

An exciting art tour through the fantasy world of Swedish Birgitta Sundstrรถm Jansdotter

No title, acrylic on linen, 66 x 79 cm. 2008

No title, acrylic on linen, 135 x 150 cm. 2007

No title, acrylic on linen, 200 x 125 cm. 2010

No title, acrylic on linen, 200 x 175 cm. 2011

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No title, acrylic on linen, 200 x 139 cm. 2011

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No title, acrylic on linen, 130 x 160 cm. 2011

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No title, acrylic on linen, 208 x 126 cm. 2009

No title, acrylic on linen, 140 x 200 cm. 2009

No title, acrylic on linen, 191 x 115 cm. 2007

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No title, acrylic on linen,198 x133cm,2007

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No title, acrylic on linen, 114 x 158 cm.2010

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No title, acrylic on linen, 70 x 71 cm. 2008

Birgitta SundstrÜm Jansdottir 1966 Born in Gävle, Sweden on 2 september 1966 and living and working in the Netherlands since 2001. After numerous courses in Sweden from sculptering art and pedagogy the choice was made, it would be painting and ceramics. "I know I was interested in the expression of the human face at the age of 4."

Through a variety of emotions and expressions, lines and patterns of the backgound, the portraits of Birgitta Sundstrom Jansdotter appear as central to any composition. The figures seem isolated and removed from their original context, as characters set to play their predefined roles recreating scenes of a predefined theatre. Making an obvious allusion to the movement of Pop-art, these portraits are taken away from images of the modern culture. Set at each time in different situations, the women looking down from the paintings make a distant referece to the modern way of publicity and advertisement through the use of the female icon, - idealized and beautified. Thereby, the familiar images of popular culture are being translated into the language of painting. But unlike pop art, mainly associated with the artists' use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques, her images are carefully painted and the motifs of repetition are at each time given some new and exclusive traits. The intriguing and imperfect repetitions are either mirroring each other, either slightly differ from their original. While color adapts certain physicality allowing the figures to merge into the background and the background to contrast the figures. Through the means of this painterly reduction, Birgitta Sundstrom Jansdotter takes out the depth and profoundness of paint. However, through the hard-edged compositions, the collage of layers of paint, minimal pattern, and simplified shapes, the eyes gain the most prominent value. Centralized in the painting, they contrast the flatness of composition and seem to be mirroring the spectator. Often finding recourse in irony, she approaches subjects of popular culture and the sometimes banal and mundane elements of life. Missing her native country, she incorporate parts of the swedish landscape rendered by imagination and her memories.

Awards 2007 Jacob Hartogprijs 1999 Byggnads cultuurprijs 1999 Huddinge stadscultuurprijs Solo Exhibitions 2011 Edsvik Konsthall Stockholm Sweden 2011 Galerie Katuin Fuentes de Cesna Granada Spain 2010 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2007 2005 2004 2002 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 1998 1995 1994

Gallery Colours, Den Haag Kunstuitleen, Gouda Galerie Noordeinde, den Haag 2nd Seoul New International Artfair, Seoul, ZuidKorea Galerie Mooi, Alkmaar Pulchri Studio, den Haag, Galerie Houses of Art, Marbella, Spanje, duo Galerie van Duyse, Antwerpen Galerie Atelier Gielen, Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel Galerie Cygnus, Velp Galerie Atelier Gielen, Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel ABF Galleriet, Huddinge Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby Bankgirot, Stockholm Galleri Katarina, Stockholm Människa.nu, Stockholms Läns Museum Galleri José Marti, Stockholm Mikaelikyrkan, Skärholmen Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby Galleri Tankarnas Trädgård, Luleå Galleri Havsöringen, Luleå

Group exhibitions 2010 Ecce Homo, Haagse Kunstkring 2010 Gallery Colours, Den Haag 2010 Najaarssaloon, Pulchri Studio 2010 Zomerexpositie, Pulchri studio

2007 Insideout, Galleria Lallihome, Varenna, Italie

2010 Vreemdgaan, Kunstliefde ,Utrecht

2007 Goudaart, Stadsgalerie, Gouda

2010 Voorjaarssaloon, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag

2007 MuseumGoudA

2010 Jubileumsutställning, Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Stockholm

2007 Voorjaarstentoonstelling, Pulchri Studio

2010 Viva la Vida, Edsviks Konsthall, Sollentuna

2006 Talens expositie, Pulchri Studio

2010 Klein Formaat, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag

2006 Aurora, Galleri infra, Upplands Väsby

2009 Najaarssaloon, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag, www.pulchri.nl

2006 Tiden, Edsviks Konsthall, Sollentuna

2009 De brug naar China, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag

2006 Ledententoonstelling, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag

2009 Voorjaarstentoonstelling, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag

2006 Camaver Kunsthaus di Simona Cao, Sondrio, Italie

2009 Museum Gouda

2006 Smaak van de Raad, Stadsgalerie, Gouda

2009 Affordable ArtFair, Brussel, Belgie

2006 Galerie Koopkunst, Rotterdam

2009 HongKong Internationaal Artshow, HongKong, China

2006 Kunstuitleen, Gouda

2009 Galleria Soonsoo, SEOUL, ZuidKorea

2006 Camaver Kunsthaus, Lecco, Italie

2008 Galleri Infra, Höstsonat, Upplands Väsby, Zwe

2006 Koopkunst, Rotterdam

2008 Winterexpositie, Galerie Fredriek van der Vlist, Leiden

2005 Lineart, Gent in samenwerking met galerie van Duyse

2008 Najaarssaloon, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag

2005 Licht valt, Stadsgalerie, Gouda

2008 Människor-gestalter-porträtt, Galleri Infra, Upplands Väsby

2005 Het Oude Raadhuis, Aalsmeer

2008 Zomerexpositie, Galerie Fredriek van der Vlist, Leiden

2004 Friendship, Edsvik Konsthall

2008 Huntenkunst, Doetinchem

2004 Vårsalongen, Väsby Konsthall

2007 Voorjaarstentoonstelling, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag

2004 Puurder, Stadsgalerie, Gouda

2007 Finissage, Stadsgalerie, Gouda

2004 Licht, Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby

2007 Goudsgoed,Haagweg 4, Leiden

2004 Malmö Konstcentrum, Malmö

2007 Galerie 10, Utrecht

2004 Tecken i Tiden ,Edsvik Konsthall

2007 Najaarssaloon, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag

2004 Tempo Nostro, Väsby Konsthall

2007 Höstsalongen, Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna

2004 Fort met open poort, Stadsgalerie, Gouda

2004 Liefde, De Sigarenfabriek, Delft 2004 Zomerexpositie, Stadsgalerie, Gouda 2004 Kunstmomenten, Stadsgalerie, Gouda 2003 Kunstmomenten, Stadsgalerie Gouda 2003 Galleri Donoso, Stockholm 2003 Galleri Donoso, Stockholm 2003 Galerie le Pignon, Grootschermer 2003 BuitenBinnen – BinnenBuiten, Stadsgalerie Gouda 2003 Galerie Koopkunst, Rotterdam 2003 Ung Konst, Väsby Konsthall 2002 Konstfrämjandet , Stockholm 2002 Konstfrämjandet , Stockholm 2002 Kunstbeurs Antwerpen, België, via Galerie Atelier Gielen. 2001 Människa figur gestalt, Väsby Konsthall 2001 Galerie Frederiek en Ingrid v/d Vlist, Leiden 2001 Konst i Tiden, Väsby Konsthall 2000 Transit, Väsby Konsthall 2000 Instant, Väsby Konsthall 2000 Ljus, Väsby Konsthall 2000 Sommarutställning, Väsby Konsthall 2000 Friendship, Väsby Konsthall 2000 Kvinnor i konsten, Galleri Vilunda 1999 Blå, Väsby Konsthall 1998 Mix 98, Väsby Konsthall 1998 25Kx2, Väsby Konsthall 1998 Galleri Mowestor, Stockholm

Catalogues 2009 2009 2008 2006 2006 2006 2005

Affordable ArtFair, Brussel, Belgie HongKong Internationaal Artshow, HongKong, China 2nd Seoul New International Artfair, Seoul, ZuidKorea Tiden, Zweden Camaver Kunsthaus, Italie Artica Selecta, Nederland Lineart, Gent, Belgie

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Birgitta Sundström Jansdotter Paintings 2007 - 2011