Andreas Glad Swedish, b. 1976

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Andreas Glad's works are constantly approaching the impending and inevitable downfall. Man has vanished to leave room for empty streets, shadows and trees. Glad’s artistic expression is realistic and depicts places left to fate, places that once were thoroughly planned, well attended and taken care of. But besides the greenery, you see nothing left alive. Buildings appear as memorials in the deserted landscapes, where time has just stopped. Was this caused by war, disasters, climate change or pollution; are we watching the downfall of humanity?

 

Glad’s work is ambiguous, he both embraces and violates realistic painting. He gives the viewer true-to-life images of everyday life and the world around us. But something is chafing in his paintings, creating both a sense of belonging and a sense of alienation. His work process – to build models, illuminate and paint – reinforces the surfaces of the buildings, the emptiness of the streets and the mercilessness of the sun and highlights the move from a horizon- to a futuristic drone-perspective on the landscape.

 

Andreas Glad (b. 1976 in Linköping) lives and works in Malmö. He graduated from Bergen Academy of Art with a Master’s degree in 2007 and received his BFA from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2005. Previous solo exhibitions include Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Galleri LNM, Oslo, Myymälä2, Helsinki and Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris. His work has also been exhibited at MARKET Art Fair, Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby, Konstakademien, Stockholm, Linköpings Konsthall, and Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm. Glad is represented in the collections of Malmö Konstmuseum, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Public Art Agency Sweden, Swedish Association for Art (SAK), and Region Skåne, among others.

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