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Cecilia Edefalk

One of Sweden’s most celebrated artists, Cecilia Edefalk’s intuitive and deeply personal practice often draws from things that she encounters in her everyday life—whether a field of dandelions, a novel, or memories of visiting a church in Italy. Edefalk’s approach fuses the intimate and the analytical. Her choice of topics often emerges from a rigorous, uncanny intuition that she hones to undertake serial explorations of a single motif, experimenting with duplication, scale, and installation. Edefalk views repetition as a means to express different ideas. She isolates transitory moments of perception, multiplying and dividing the forms that emerge from them, to create visionary meditations on nature, the mutability of time, and natural cycles of growth and decay. 

Cecilia Edefalk (b.1954, Norrköping) lives and works in Stockholm. Her work received a major retrospective in 2016 at Prins Eugens Waldmarsudde, Stockholm. Edefalk has had numerous one person museum exhibitions at  Moderna Museet, Stockholm; BAMPFA, Berkeley Art Museum; Crystal Palace, Stockholm; Parasol unit, London; The Art Institute of Chicago; Malmö Konstmuseum; Lunds Konsthall, Sweden; Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany; and Kunsthalle Bern. Her work has appeared in many group shows at various international venues including at Documenta 11, Kassel; the 22nd São Paolo Biennial; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco; and Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris. 

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Cecilia Edefalk, 
Maskros / Dandelion
Art and Theory Publishing, 2016 
ISBN: 978-9186-265-304

 

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Cecilia Edefalk, The eight, 2018 
tempera on linen, 107 x 80 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, The eight, 2018
tempera on linen, 107 x 80 cm

Cecilia Edefalk,  Double Marcus Aurelius , 2006 
Silver-oxidized bronze and wood, 39 x 29 x 21 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, Double Marcus Aurelius, 2006
Silver-oxidized bronze and wood, 39 x 29 x 21 cm

Cecilia Edefalk,  or, Dandelion , 2016 
tempera on canvas, 30 x 25 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, or, Dandelion, 2016
tempera on canvas, 30 x 25 cm

Cecilia Edefalk,       White Within      , 1997-2008    
  acrylic and oil on canvas, 260x198 cm

Cecilia Edefalk,  White Within , 1997-2008
acrylic and oil on canvas, 260x198 cm

Cecilia Edefalk,      White Within      , 1997-2008    
  acrylic and oil on linen, 260x198cm

Cecilia Edefalk, White Within , 1997-2008
acrylic and oil on linen, 260x198cm

Cecilia Edefalk, MATRIX 261, Berkley Art Museum, 2016

Cecilia Edefalk, MATRIX 261, Berkley Art Museum, 2016

Cecilia Edefalk,  Weeping Birch , 2010 
Bronze and tempera, 50,2 x 14 x 14 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, Weeping Birch, 2010
Bronze and tempera, 50,2 x 14 x 14 cm

Cecilia Edefalk,  Mask , 2009 
Bronze and tempera, 35,6 x 17,8 x 12,7 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, Mask, 2009
Bronze and tempera, 35,6 x 17,8 x 12,7 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, Green Leaves, 2010 
Bronze, 40,6 x 26,7 x 10,2 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, Green Leaves, 2010
Bronze, 40,6 x 26,7 x 10,2 cm

Cecilia Edefalk,  Weeping Birch Eye , 2010 
Bronze, 15,2 x 8,9 x 7,6 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, Weeping Birch Eye, 2010
Bronze, 15,2 x 8,9 x 7,6 cm

Cecilia Edefalk,  Minne , 2008 
Silver nitrate on bronze, 82,5 x 50 x 59 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, Minne, 2008
Silver nitrate on bronze, 82,5 x 50 x 59 cm

Cecilia Edefalk,  To View the Painting from Within  (first version), 2002 
Acrylic and oil on canvas, Five panels: 40 X 30 Each

Cecilia Edefalk, To View the Painting from Within (first version), 2002
Acrylic and oil on canvas, Five panels: 40 X 30 Each

Cecilia Edefalk, Red Girl, 1999 / 2009 
Oil on canvas, 80,3 x 53,3 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, Red Girl, 1999 / 2009
Oil on canvas, 80,3 x 53,3 cm

Cecilia Edefalk, White Within, 1998 / 2002 
from the series San Gimignano, acryl and oil on canvas

Cecilia Edefalk, White Within, 1998 / 2002
from the series San Gimignano, acryl and oil on canvas