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In the exhibition “BeHillys vägg av trög flod” at Redsheep Gallery
Acrylic based mixed media on canvas

Max Book, born 1953, Swedish artist.
Max Book first attracted attention in the 1980’s for his dark, expressive and monumental paintings. He has long been considered one of the most acclaimed and accomplished painters of his generation in Sweden. As a painter, Book has developed a unique and experimental visual language mixing paint, pasted collage, graffiti influences, strange characters and contradictory objects within his work

In the 1980s, Max Book was part of the so-called Wallda group together with Eva Löfdahl, Stig Sjölund, Tomas Lidén and Ingvar Sjöberg. 1995-2000 Book worked as a professor at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm. Since 1996, he has been a member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Max Book soon attracted a lot of attention when he entered the art scene in the 1980s and became one of the most celebrated painters of postmodern art in Sweden. In his painting, the fateful basic chord is disturbed by dissonances and inserted fragments. Reality interferes with the vision, the present finds itself in the middle of the past and civilization collides with nature. You could also say that we seem to dive straight into our conflicted subconscious where a complex contemporary shares space with universal archetypes.

Max Book has exhibited at International Artists, PS 1, New York, Art Cologne in Cologne, Modern Museum, Stockholm, Forum, Zurich, World’s End in Copenhagen, ASF Gallery, New York, Center Culturel Suedois, Paris. Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Horsens Konstmuseum i Danmark, Lunds Konsthall, Sundsvalls Museum, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Galleri Engström, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Forum, Zürich, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Malmö Konsthall, Kunst RAI, Amsterdam, ARCO, Madrid, Rooseum, Malmö, Konstant 90, Leningrad and Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. His work can be found in the collections of the National Museum in Stockholm, the Gothenburg Museum, the Norrköping Art Museum and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.

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In the exhibition “BeHillys vägg av trög flod” at Redsheep Gallery
Acrylic based mixed media on canvas.