Annika Vretinger Artist Catalog | Agora Gallery

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ANNIKA VRETINGER

530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Swedish artist Annika Vretinger has been creating for as long as she can remember. In addition to producing her colorful paintings, Vretinger works as a school art teacher, inspiring young minds by teaching them about the art world and traditions in handicraft. In today’s increasingly digital world, Vretinger finds pleasure in sharing the physical techniques of artmaking she employs daily with her students. Her paintings are self-professedly “strange,” as she leans into shapes and figures the viewer might not understand at first glance. Vretinger’s paintings are, above all, playful, retaining the same youthful spirit as the students she cherishes.

When Vretinger paints, she does not aim to portray anything realistically, nor does she limit herself to the bounds of logic. Instead, Vretinger flexes her imagination with each new piece, choosing to remain lighthearted and goofy rather than take anything too seriously. As a result, her acrylic paintings emit an overwhelming sense of joy and often even make us laugh. Vretinger belongs to a Swedish artist’s group called Penseldraget (“brushstroke” in Swedish) and has sold her work to charities in her home country in the past. In each painting, Vretinger expresses both body and mind, following her natural hand movements as she works and channeling her merry outlook onto the canvas. Her unique take on reality communicates a sense of unencumbered happiness and positivity, radiating joy with every stroke of her brush.

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A Kiss Darling, 2022 Acrylic on Paper 27.5” x 19.5” $3250
BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Bold Stripe, 2021 Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas 40” x 40” $5550
Captain Feather, 2021 Acrylic on Canvas 14” x 15.5”
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BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Day Dreams, 2021 Acrylic on Canvas 23.5” x 23.5” $3250
Dreams of Paris, 2021 Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas 28” x 34.5” $4350 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Dreams of the Day, 2021 Acrylic on Canvas 23.5” x 23.5” $3250
June, 2021 Acrylic on Canvas 20” x 20” $2750 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Mindfulness, 2021 Acrylic on Canvas 33” x 42.5” $5250
Our Love, 2021 Acrylic on Paper 11.5” x 16” $1900 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
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Rose, 2022 Acrylic on Canvas 23.5” x 23.5” $3250
Together Love, 2021 Acrylic on Canvas 23.5” x 23.5” $3250 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Together Trust, 2021 Acrylic on Canvas 23.5” x 23.5” $3250
Tuscany, 2021 Watercolor on Paper 8” x 11.5” $1350 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Whispering Bird, 2022 Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas 47” x 39.5” $6000
Woman, 2021 Acrylic on Paper 28” x 20” $3350 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM

I translate my colorful view of nature and spirituality into humorous vignettes portraying goofy characters and lush natural environments. Drawing from my background as an arts and crafts teacher, I follow the creative impulse intuitively and freely, moving the paint around with my fingers, a spatula, or a piece of paper. In the spirit of experimentation, I sometimes use my non-dominant hand and a combination of acrylics, oil pastels, and inks on canvas and rough cardboard. For me art is an expression of body and mind. As such, the result may not be immediately obvious to the viewers. However, what is important to me is that, regardless of the perceived imagery, each person feels uplifted in their experience of the work.

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