Monday, March 07, 2011

Gunnar Frössén: Streptomyces griseus.

Gunnar Frössén: Streptomyces griseus. By Ragnar von Holten, Gunnar Frössén. Carlssons publishers, 2007. 127pp., numerous colour illustrations, 21x17,5cm.

Book description (loose translation by me):

Streptomyces griseus is a fungus, which infested the artist Gunnar Frössén's studio for a period. It made him tired, his head heavy and his eyes red. It also effected his artistic process: resulting in monomaniac, intensely vibrating images. These are the images shown in this book.

The black and white paintings are sometimes 'city images' [...] the acrylic paintings in colour are 'landscapes', exteriors.

Gunnar Frössén is a Swedish painter, illustrator and sculptor living in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ragnar von Holten is a curator, artist and author living in Stockholm, Sweden - formerly at Nationalmuseum (Stockholm) and Moderna Muséet (Stockholm) as well as 'Svenska kulturinstitutet' in Paris.

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