Beyond the Surface
”What is beyond the surface? What is it that we actually see and what is only an interpretation of what we think we see based on our social and cultural references and personal experience? There is always something unnerving about Lena Mattsson’s art. You think you know what you have seen but nevertheless you feel you have witnessed and experienced something else entirely. She is a master in playing with our perceptions and senses. She takes us to a place and introduces us to what often seems as a simple situation but wich turns out to be something quite extraordinary. This duality and tension invest her works with a very exceptional quality. ”
Director, Nordiska akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden
Solo exhibition at Nordiska akvarellmuseet
by Lena Mattsson 2004
Music by Conny C-A Malmqvist
Installation view from Nordiska akvarellmuseet
Copyright photo Christer Hallgren.