2021 VIDD

Galleri CC, Malmö

Galleri CC presents three interesting Malmö based painters with three different approaches to painting. Daniel Fleur, Ida Persson, and Jennifer Myerscough’s paintings meet in a close discussion between each other.

Persson constructs large paintings that touch on ambivalence towards power structures. Her work balances between machine-like hardness and human brittleness. There is a duality in her painting’s palpable presence in the space; they are both inviting but also dominating. The constructions in her paintings are both authoritarian and paper-thin brickle. The initial clarity in them is deceptive. The mind wanders easily to machines that control the body, but the line between machine and body is unclear.

Fleur works with a strong material-based approach in his paintings and a starting point in strongly compressed digital documentation photos. He reaches back from the dissolvement of the physical in the photography of painting, to a practice deeply rooted in the materiality of the color and the canvas. A new tactile articulation grows around the digitally dissolved. Here, the mind wanders to the machine that controls and changes our sight. The camera not only widens our view but also reduces our sight and dematerializes the world around us. The paintings around digitally dissolved pictures speak of a time that is gone and unapproachable.

 

Myerscough’s painterly rich work interests itself with spatial ambivalences in painting and has its starting point in the idea of nature. Both the timespans of creating and the work process is present in her works. There is a slowness in the paintings that invite a similarly slow contemplation. The paintings avoid a permanent reading with their ambiguous spatialities and their richness in entry points make them change over time. The image space expands inside the frames and the surface. The viewer’s sight shares space with the artist’s in her works.

Ida Persson (b.1985) is based in Malmö. She studied at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 2014. Her work has been on display in group exhibitions, both in Sweden and abroad, notably, With the future behind us, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Swedish Art Now, Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm, Kalte Gesellschaft #2, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Österrike and All We Are in Gdansk City Gallery, Poland.

Daniel Fleur (b. 1992) is based in Malmö. He studied at Malmö Art Academy and has had solo exhibitions such as ‘Opaque Referents of Merge’ at Stene Projects Gallery, Stockholm, and ‘Full Size Render’ at Galleri KANT, Copenhagen. He has also participated in group exhibitions at places such as Galleri Bo Bjergaard, Copenhagen, and Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup.

Jennifer Myerscoughs (b. 1982) is based in Malmö. She got her Master’s degree at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. She has had solo exhibitions like ‘To Could I, Or To Couldn’t I’ at POM Gallery, Mariefred, and has participated in group shows such as ‘Mörkveden’ at Malmö Konsthall and ‘Nu’ at Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå’ and ‘BOXPLAY, 8.SALONG’ in Hamburg, Germany