Market Art Fair – Stockholm

Today was the opening of the Market Art Fair at Liljevalchs in Stockholm. Established in 2006 by  a group of Gallerists, this Fair showcases Contemporary Art by Galleries from the Nordic region of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland. Having previously attended very large Art Fairs which can be overwhelming, I found the Market Art Fair to be a rather intimate affair, The location in Liljevalchs provided a cozy atmosphere, and I was able to walk around and see everything and chat with the galleries about the artwork and artists, most of them very approachable and happy to discuss the pieces on display. There seemed to be a mix of young talent as well as the well established ones. Denise Grunstein, whom I had just seen last month in an exhibition organised by the National Museum was represented by Galleri Charlotte Lund, Prints by Vivian Maier by Danish Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Maria Friberg by Galleri Andersson Sandström and Olafur Eliasson at the Icelandic Galleri i8.  My favourite would have to be the bronze sculpture by Austrian Erwin Wurm. I also liked the Icelandic Hverfisgalleri with three very different Icelandic artists represented. Stockholm Art Week takes place between the 14 -19th of April with events taking place all over the city in Galleries and Museums.

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Maria Friberg
Maria Friberg
Maria Friberg
Maria Friberg
Erwin Wurm Step, 2013
Erwin Wurm
Step, 2013
Sami Lukkarinen Galleri Forsblom Helsinki Portraits following the coloured pixels from a photograph, hundreds of little strokes of colours to create one portrait.
Sami Lukkarinen
Galleri Forsblom Helsinki
Portraits following the coloured pixels from a photograph, hundreds of little strokes of colours to create one portrait.
Sami Lukkarinen You need to stand at a distance to see the portrait that emerges from those little strokes of colour.
Sami Lukkarinen
You need to stand at a distance to see the portrait that emerges from those little strokes of paint.

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Dan Wolgers, 2015
Dan Wolgers, 2015
Unfortunately did not get the name of this artist.
Unfortunately did not get the name of this artist.
Vivian Maier.
Vivian Maier.
Denise Grunstein.
Denise Grunstein.
Olafur Eliasson Inverted Campfire Series 2006.
Olafur Eliasson
Inverted Campfire Series 2006.
Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen. LARMgalleri, Copenhagen.
Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen.
LARMgalleri, Copenhagen.

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Hverfisgalleri, Iceland.
Hverfisgalleri, Iceland.
Hrafnhildur  Arnardottir Fur-ling Synthetic Hair, Mesh and Wood.
Hrafnhildur Arnardottir
Fur-ling
Synthetic Hair, Mesh and Wood.
David Orn Halldorsson.
David Orn Halldorsson.

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Global Nomad living in Stockholm, blogging on Art, Design, Beautiful Interiors and Travel. I have lived in 7 different countries, and travel widely. Love Art and Design especially the Scandinavian aesthetics. My blog features interviews with creative people, many of them top artists and designers from Scandinavia. I also blog on my travels, offering insider tips from my global network.

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