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Solo show: Jakob Anckarsvärd - Nocturne (over)

11 October 2008 until 26 November 2008

Gallery Niklas Belenius
Ulrikgatan 13
115 23 Stockholm
Sweden (city map)

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The paintings in the exhibition Nocturne began in an attempt to move closer to Heinrich Schinkel and Caspar David Friedrich nature of romance. The result is remote, the German romantic feeling and instead inextricably rooted in Anckarsvärds process. As work progressed, the motives of peeled and more darkness and desolation to come together with a more meditative mood. An additional influence to the images comes from driving at night. The light behind the mountain can be from a sunset, the moon or the reflection of city lights in the clouds. The paintings are of the kind that demands that you get used eye on them.

Anckarsvärd is tackling the project by approaching the phenomena of the art he sees as problematic, as kitsch, flower pieces and icons. Anckarsvärd investigating in this way art values, hierarchies and challenge their own dislikes.

Nocturne the beginnings of the turn of the century German romanticism. As work progressed assimilate Anckarsvärd to the genre qualities and the product is a filtered version based on sincerity and proximity, completely without irony.

Piano object D.I.Y. (do it yourself) is a transformation of an ordinary piano built on a grand piano. It is therefore an item that goes from something ordinary into a clear non-functioning, but refined works. It is a transformation that creates a shift of the score, hierarchy and function. To effectively follow a text of the Urban Larssen, socialantropolog.

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