Market Art Fair with Maria Wæhrens

Market Art Fair with Maria Wæhrens
May 17 – 19, 2024Booth 4, Spritmuseum
Djurgårdsstrand 9, 115 21 Stockholm, Sverige
Drømmebaby, 2024, Oil and egg tempest on canvas, 170 x 220 cm. Photo: Malle Madsen.
Wilson Saplana will be exhibiting at Market Art Fair, 17.05-19.05.24 at Spritmuseum,  BOOTH 4.
We are proud to present a solo show by Danish artist Maria Wæhrens.
Maria Wæhrens presents new large-scale paintings that are expressive and intuitive, and works somewhat as emotional clarifications of her dreams. Spirits and body parts appear as abstract imagery within suggestive environments. The works are wild, emotional, and colorful, and vary in both pace and distance. They balance in light and darkness and seems to be exploration of all aspects of human complexity, identity and imagination. 
One can claim that Wæhrens works contain every expressive artistic direction all at once, allowing the raw and unedited to take up space. This is the strength of Wæhrens’ artistic practice as she has a special ability for composition through balance and her prioritization of the image surface is often surprising. The work will hit you like a visual and sensuous pressure wave – an inner force – that directly confronts our notions of what a painting is and can do. 
Her works point to Junge Wilde and the American Expressionists, to Edvard Munch and Martin Kippenberger – all artists and expressive practices that Wæhrens has studied closely and from which she found inspiration for her artistic practice and own path.
We look forward to seeing you at Market Art Fair, Stockholm, 17.05-19.05.24
Fair opening hours:
Friday 17.05.24 15.00 – 19.00
Saturday 18.05.24 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday 19.05.24 11.00-19.00

Our best wishes,
Wilson Saplana
Request list of works or more information here
Åndetræet (opstigning), 2024, Oil and egg tempest on canvas, 160 x 110 cm. Photo: Malle Madsen.
Maria Wæhrens graduated from the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in 1998-1998 and from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 1999-2005 under Professor and artist Ursula Reuter Christiansen. Wæhrens have previously exhibited at Møstings Hus, M100, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Kunsthal NORD, the Nivågaard Collection, Vejen Kunstmuseum, Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art and Lviv National Art Gallery, Ukraine. Her works are part of the collection at Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, The Museum of Religious Art, the Danish Arts Foundation, HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, and The New Carlsberg Foundation. In 2021 she received a three-year grant from the Danish Arts Council.
Wilson Saplana Gallery‘s mission is to exhibit visionary artists and present high-quality experimental exhibitions that they believe in uncompromisingly. The gallery’s foundation is international both in the way of working and thinking. Wilson Saplana have shown a strong ability to spot younger artistic talents and support their professional artistic careers through artistic development processes. In only a few years’ time, the gallery’s exhibitions have led to multiple institutional sales and many of the artists are currently working towards museum exhibitions in Denmark and abroad.
Founded (as Gas9Gallery) in January 2022 by gallerist Christina Wilson, art advisor and former owner of Gallery Christina Wilson (2000-2012) and curator Nanna Saplana the gallery has already come a long way. On October 1, 2023, they moved to bigger premises right at the center of Copenhagen, Vesterbrogade 6, 1620 KBH V, changing name to Wilson Saplana.
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