Andréhn-Schiptjenko is part of the exhibition program at Villa Dagmar, which is run by Lovisa Malmström. During fall and winter 23/24, Andréhn-Schiptjenko will show the Swedish artist Kristina Jansson & Martin Jacobson.



Painters Table Daemons II, 2023
Oil on canvas
170.1 x 179.9 cm
SEK 232,000 excl. VAT

Courtesy of Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Paris


The underlying theme is the question of how an artist relates to contemporary society. What is there for a painter to consider, both formally and morally? In Painter’s Table Daemons II, the colour becomes the figuration itself and Jansson calls it “a painted painting”. It is based on a work by Pieter Bruegel the Elder from 1565, titled The Fall of the Magician, showing how a sorcerer is being eaten by his demons.


Kristina Jansson’s grand and ambiguous paintings often deal with the emblematic relationship between her motifs and various human undercurrents and desires such as money, power and lust. At first glance, her paintings appear to refer to something illustrative, however, the subversive and sensual properties of the material create a barrier between the evident and the unknown. Whatever the painting wants to depict, it remains a fluid and disorderly blend of narrative and what the material itself conveys. In other words, her paintings can be seen as having an inherent friction between the image and the material. 

Kristina Jansson (b.1967 in Sweden) has studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; The Fine Arts Academy, Vienna, Austria; and The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, from where she graduated in 2001. Her work has been widely exhibited and she is one of Sweden’s most acclaimed painters. 
Recent solo exhibitions include Värmlands Konstmuseum (2022), Norrtälje Konsthall (2018) and Borås Konstmusuem (2015) among others.

For more information, please contact:
Lovisa Malmström
Tel: +46 70 713 61 22


Starfish, 2022
Watercolour on paper
80 x 55.6 cm
SEK 52,000 excl. VAT

Courtesy of Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Paris



On the Mountain, 2022
Watercolour on paper
56.5 x 43 cm

SEK 32,000 excl. VAT

Courtesy of Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Paris


Martin Jacobson has become well-known for his theatrical motifs where diverse, visual references intermingle in his search for an image that feels as if it was discovered rather than made by him. He collects images for a personal archive that has expanded into thousands of analogue and digital files over the years, with the aim to gather images seemingly saturated with collective memories and references. These images are then composed into collages that serve as the foundation for his paintings, where the familiar takes on a new shape and the unknown can still appear familiar, even giving the feeling of having returned home.

Jacobson’s imaginary world is usually uninhabited by people, however, in his most recent work, clearly defined silhouettes and images of women come forth. These motifs are retrieved from paintings from the 19th century and depict women who embody mythological figures such as Leda, Andromeda or Mary Magdalene, as well as from advertising images and movie star portraits from the 1950’s and 60’s. In the majority of Jacobson’s works, only a silhouette of these figures remains as a way of removing the person and instead highlighting the archetype, the memory or the idea of a mythological figure. In this way, characters are transformed into a projection surface onto which our collective memories, fears and desires are mirrored. His motifs can also provide a space where the gaze can roam uninterrupted, creating a room of one’s own and a secure place that simultaneously feels old and new, foreign and familiar, awake and asleep.

Martin Jacobson (b. 1978, Sweden) has since his graduation from Malmö Art Academy (Malmö, Sweden) in 2005 exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in Scandinavia and internationally. Recent projects include a set design with monumentally scaled paintings, made for a stage show originally, and presented at Wanås Konst in Sweden, as well as an extensive solo exhibition at Vandalorum (Värnamo, Sweden). His works have also been shown in the exhibition Martin Jacobson: Excursions at the Nordic Watercolour Museum, (Skärhamn, Sweden), Martin Jacobson: The Traveller’s Guide to the Other Side at La Conservera (Murcia, Spain) and in the exhibition The Collectors, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset in the Danish Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale.

For more information, please contact:
Lovisa Malmström, Art Advisor, dep,art,ment
Tel: +46 70 713 61 22

All photos are captured by Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Courtesy of Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Paris