Ingegard Hyllander. Abstract Painter Taking Viewers On A Journey Of Discovery

| December 7, 2014

The paintings of Ingegärd Hyllander are intricately, intriguingly layered.

Ingegärd Hyllander-Swelling Wave

Ingegärd Hyllander-Swelling Wave

Despite the fact that her customary palette only includes four colors — blue, yellow, red and white — there is a stunning complexity and variance in the work that she produces. Inspired by the sea and the forests that surround the tiny Swedish town she lives in, Hyllander’s paintings seem to bend and twist, taking the viewer on a journey of discovery. The truly remarkable aspect of this is that most of the artist’s works are completely abstract. Somehow each piece engenders the sensation of going ‘through the looking glass,’ as if there is a completely different world on the other side that one can’t quite make out. The sense of quietude, nature, and playing with the visible versus the invisible, is a hallmark of Hyllander’s unique style.

A self-taught artist, Ingegärd Hyllander was a pharmacist for many years before turning to her childhood passion of art. She says that she hopes her work will spark her viewers’ imaginations and inspire feelings of happiness and joy.

Exhibition Dates: December 23, 2014 – January 15, 2015
Reception: Thursday January 8, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Featured artists:

Pathway to Abstraction

Christine Brunelle | Virgil Carrillo | Kristina Garon | Andrew Glass | Irina Gorbman | Biddy Hodgkinson | Hallveig Hansdottir | Ingegärd Hyllander | Kenji Inoue | Elena Kozhevnikova | CUFU | JungHee Lee-Marles | Neil Leinwohl | Brice Poircuitte | Reymond Romero | Judy D. Shane | Petra Skopalova

About the Exhibition

The Long, Abstracted Road

Pathway to Abstraction is what it sounds like – a journey that takes us from sense and understanding to the complete decomposition of comprehension as we know it. As the featured artists tear further and further into the tapestry of reality, the spectator is left to wade through the remnants of figuration: colors, forms, and texture leave traces of each artist’s unique story. An almost post-apocalyptic impression settles, as each scene entices the viewer to seek out something familiar in the foreign shapes and alien lines. The ghosts of cityscapes, surreal visages, and shadowy allusions to the human body are deeply embedded in these powerful compositions, leading the viewer on a mysterious trail away from the familiar and into something wholly unfamiliar, primal, and peculiarly beautiful.


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