Gunnel Wåhlstrand

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Gunnel Wåhlstrand, 'Wave,' 2015, Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, 'Wave,' 2015, Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Gunnel Wåhlstrand | Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Gunnel Wåhlstrand | Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Swedist artist Gunnel Wåhlstrand reinterprets her old family photographs as a link to the father she never knew

Artist of the week 172: Gunnel Wåhlstrand

Swedist artist Gunnel Wåhlstrand reinterprets her old family photographs as a link to the father she never knew

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Mother Blue (2008/2009), 170 x 125 cm, ink-wash on paper

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Mother Blue (2008/2009), 170 x 125 cm, ink-wash on paper

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Sweden.

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Sweden.

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, ‘The Cove’, 2013

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, ‘The Cove’, 2013

Gunnel Wåhlstrand’s skilful large-scale wash drawings in Indian ink are characterised by an almost incredible precision. Her technique is carried to the uttermost, and creates the illusion that what we see are enlargements of old photographs. Her source of inspiration is her family’s photo album with pictures from some time in the forties and fifties. She admits us to silent middle class drawing rooms and we gaze out over serene landscapes. There are no traces in her images of the tragedies…

Gunnel Wåhlstrand’s skilful large-scale wash drawings in Indian ink are characterised by an almost incredible precision. Her technique is carried to the uttermost, and creates the illusion that what we see are enlargements of old photographs. Her source of inspiration is her family’s photo album with pictures from some time in the forties and fifties. She admits us to silent middle class drawing rooms and we gaze out over serene landscapes. There are no traces in her images of the tragedies…

By the Window, 2003–2004, by Gunnel Wåhlstrand

Artist of the week 172: Gunnel Wåhlstrand

By the Window, 2003–2004, by Gunnel Wåhlstrand

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, 'Lupins,' 2015, Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, 'Lupins,' 2015, Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Gunnel Wåhlstrand | Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Gunnel Wåhlstrand | Andréhn-Schiptjenko


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