Christian Andersson

b. 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden / Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden

Installation view, 2016 von Bartha, Basel

Installation view, 2016 von Bartha, Basel

Installation view, 2016 von Bartha, Basel

Now wait for last year (6), 2016 Oak wood 27 x 27 x 27 cm

Strike, 2012 Bronze, painted steel, match 15 x 25 x 10 cm

From this day on, 2016 Marble with ammonite fossils 13,5 x 9 cm

The Angel of the Hearth, 2012 Stainless steel, plaster 125 x 110 x 75 cm

Self Portait / Living Fossil, 2013 C-Print Edition of 6 + 1AP 96.5 x 69.5 cm

XYZ Installation view, 2014 von Bartha, S-chanf

Everything Looked the Same (detail), 2012 Mirror, engraved silver amulet, silver chain 122 x 61 x 5 cm Edition of 3

Reanimator, 2013 Framed C-Print 43,90 x 29,3 cm Edition of 6 + 1 AP

THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW BY CHRISTIAN ANDERSSON Installation view, 2012 von Bartha, Basel

The Great and Secret show, 2012 Wood, acrylic, glass, engine, stainless steel 180 x 30 x 30 cm Edition of 2 / 5 div. Versions

to R.M. for EVER, 2011 Styrofoam, steel, plaster, paint 680 x 820 x 200 cm


Ander­s­son presents alter­na­tive ways of inter­pret­ing the truth in order to illus­trate that there is no sin­gle objec­tively true story. He poses ques­tions about think­ing and see­ing to make us aware of the idea sys­tems that pen­e­trate us and that are con­tin­u­ally evolv­ing dur­ing the course of his­tory. As a point of depar­ture in art and archi­tec­tural his­tory, pop­u­lar cul­ture, lit­er­a­ture, and the canon of west­ern civ­i­liza­tion, Ander­s­son reminds the viewer that there are always alternative ways of look­ing at the world. He presents for­got­ten or repressed facts in a new way and chal­leng­es pat­terns of thought that too often have become rigid. Andersson’s art offers plenty of space for mean­der­ing thoughts, and explores the bound­aries between the plau­si­ble and implau­si­ble. Jux­ta­pos­ing emo­tion and rea­son, he estab­lishes enough momen­tary doubt to test our pow­ers of comprehension.