21.03.19-Wetterling Gallery-Sebastian Blanck & Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Wetterling Gallery Sebastian Blanck & Isca Greenfield-Sanders – You’re My Favourite Thing by Far – February 25 to March 27, 2021 – Kungsträdgården 3 , 111 47 Stockholm Sweden

ABOUT the artist

Documenting the small intimate moments in life, Sebastian Blanck’s work is comprised of portraits of loved ones, fellow artists & musicians, and his children at play.  Blanck is known for both his oil paintings and his distinct collage technique that layers painted paper over watercolor onto stretched paper.  Blanck’s color and draftsmanship vibrantly capture personalities and moods to convey great familiarity with his subjects.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, 1976.
BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., 1998
Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Italy, 2001
Lives and Works in New York City. https://sebastianblanck.com/

Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ landscape paintings based on found vintage photography, invite her viewer to forge a connection to their own experience. Using the old pictures as a starting point, she creates several iterations of each image, which she alters with pencil and watercolor, and finally paints over with oil.  Image fragments are distilled into carefully composed paintings, which emerge simultaneously familiar and enigmatic.

Isca Greenfield-Sanders was born in New York City, where she currently lives and works. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, in Providence, RI, in 2000 in both Visual Art and Mathematics.

Solo exhibitions of Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ paintings have been held at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; The Museum Morsbroich, Germany; and MoMA PS1, New York.  She is represented worldwide by Miles McEnery Gallery (New York), Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco), Galerie Klüser (Germany), Baldwin Gallery (Aspen, CO), Wetterling Gallery (Sweden) and Dubner Moderne (Switzerland.) Her works are included in the public collections of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Brooklyn Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. https://iscags.com/

ABOUT the exhibition 

Wetterling Gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2021 – You’re My Favourite Thing by Far. It is a duo exhibition featuring mixed media pieces and paintings by husband and wife Sebastian Blanck and Isca Greenfield-Sanders.

Opening Day will take place February 25, 2021 from 3 – 7 pm. 

“This is not just artistic collaboration but something more complex and interesting: It’s a life-long collaboration leading to two distinct artistic viewpoints on the same reality. So, exhibiting their works is also a celebration of two great painters walking through the thing called life together, leading a constant conversation, influencing each other, moving onward at the same pace with their eyes wide open.” 

 From the text Painting in Parallel, by Daniel Kehlman which is published in the catalogue produced for the exhibition. 

The American husband and wife, Sebastian Blanck & Isca Greenfield-Sanders have a lot in common, besides the obvious fact that they are married and have a family with two sons. The two artists move in parallel worlds within their own artistry. With the role as the observer, they portray the small things in life happening around us, but with two different approaches. Blanck’s inspiration comes from his own family life and the works are in many ways very personal. His wife stands as his muse and everyday situation with their children often occur in the motives. Greenfield-Sanders on the other hand, turns more to nature. By collecting old slides that she finds second hand, she has an inexhaustible source of inspiration which then becomes motifs and details in her artworks. 

On one hand, personal images of the immediate family and on the other hand, unknown strangers but nevertheless both artist’s works are perceived as both intimate and anonymous. As viewers we can dive into the motifs and find our own lives within them and interpret them in our own way. 

Isca Greenfield-Sanders was born in New York in 1978 and educated in art and mathematics at Brown University. Sebastian Blanck was previously in 1976 in New Haven and took his BFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. They are both represented in art collections around the world and have been exhibited several times in the USA and Europe. They live and work in New York. 

ABOUT the gallery 

Wetterling Gallery is one of the leading galleries for contemporary art in Scandinavia, with a dynamic program of both highly internationally acclaimed artists, and young upcoming artists from Sweden.

Founded in 1978, we consider ourselves a long-term partner for our artists, collectors, institutions and the general public that plays a significant role for the development of the both the local and the international art scene. With a history of bringing international artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Frank Stella to Sweden we are today also presenting Swedish artists to the international art scene. Our vision is to provide a platform for dialogue and meetings between different forms of artistic expression, and between people.

The gallery arranges six exhibitions annually in the main space in Stockholm, and around the same number in the project space that was inaugurated in 2015, allowing the gallery program to be more dynamic. Wetterling Gallery also have a showroom in Gothenburg, where a curated selection of our collections is shown on regular basis.

Please note that out exhibition programme is researched and developed well in advance and we are unable to accept unsolicited approches for meetings, exhibitions or projects. 

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