Canadian artist Bobbie Burgers exhibits work in Stockholm


Bobbie Burgers.


Heal Me, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 153 x 153 cm
(© Bobbie Burgers 2014).

New works by Canadian artist Bobbie Burgers will be exhibited at the Couture Galleri in Stockholm from 24th April-18th May 2014. An opening reception will be held in the presence of the artist on 24th April from 6.00pm-8.00pm.

Known for her bouquets, botanicals and landscapes, Vancouver-born Bobbie Burgers received a B.A. in Art History in 1996 from the University of Victoria and has since attained international stature following more than 60 solo exhibitions across Canada, the US and Europe.

Exhibition curator Kristina Lindemann describes Burgers’ work as follows: Jo Freeman’s theory ‘The Tyranny of Structurelessness’ on the havoc dismissed leadership can unleash in a society lacking a formal framework or pilotage is a difficult theory to commit to. In Burgers work, however, this theory takes an intriguing expression in her simultaneous repulsion and attraction to structure. By acknowledging painterly influences from art history instead of pretending independence, Burgers is able to create paintings that are astonishingly new in the highly symbolic tradition of floral paintings. She places the viewer in a moment of pleasure so pure that it makes ones heart still. These paintings tell stories, or rather, they collect The Stories That We Tell. We pick up bits and pieces of information, of emotion and carry them on and transform them into part of our being. They remind us of both joy and doubt, wishful thinking and careful distancing, of the chance and randomness that gives life its infinite beauty.

For further information on the exhibition, please visit the Couture Galleri website.