Mourning hours days of mirage nights of mist
Anneè Olofsson about the artwork: I wanted to try to get to the feeling you have when you are mourning. The feeling of being in a vacuum of grief, not knowing where you are, that you are so close to sinking. But you still choose life. Read moreTechnique: Etching Edition: 80 Year: 2017 size, paper: 54 x 65 cm size, print: 39 x 51 cm
Anneè Olofsson works with photography, video, sculpture and installation, but she is most famous for her photographic works. In simple, powerful images she portrays states and feelings, often with herself as a model. The pictures bear a simple beauty that appeals, but beneath the surface lingers a hidden discomfort. Darkness is unmistakeable, both figuratively and factually. Aging and sadness are recurring themes, but are not always conveyed without hope.
Annèe Olofsson is often mentioned as one of Sweden's leading artists working with the photographic medium. She is educated at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, with a degree in 1997. She has since been exhibited around the world. In 2011, Kulturhuset in Stockholm presented a large exhibition with her works. She is one of few Swedish artists represented with works in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.