Where: Gunnar Leches Park, see map
The masks symbolise people, in particular around travel centres that are a cluster of humans and the masks we wear. We all don different masks and roles at work, in meetings, in life. The masks symbolise the theatre that simultaneously paralyses us but is also essential for society to function. What happens if we take off our masks? The ringing noise created by the masks in the wind is reminiscent of the music that occurs when people stop moving and look through. The theatre masks are also associated with Ingmar Bergman’s 100th anniversary.
Artist: Sofia Bo & Rebecca Mårtensson
About Sofia & Rebecca
Sofia Bo (born in 1987), is a painter who lives and works in Uppsala. Sofia mainly creates oil paintings that depict people and reflect a kind of realistic impressionism. Her formal training is limited to a course given by Uppsala artist Kajsa Haglund plus one year at the Konstskolan art school in Stockholm. At present, Sofia is engaged in painting works for the “Women of Uppsala” exhibition that will be held in Uppsala in 2019, as well as for a February pop-up exhibition at the Kammaren Gallery in Stockholm. In addition, Sofia arranges art events and art fairs in Uppsala together with Rebecca Mårtensson.
A selection of previous exhibitions:
October 2018 – Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm
March 2018 – Group exhibition at the Galleri Dufbäck, Uppsala
November 2017 – Exhibition at Sibyllegatan 26, Stockholm
October 2017 – Haymarket Pop-up Art Show by Scandic, Stockholm
April 2016 – Exhibition at Art Expo, New York
Rebecca Mårtensson (born in 1987) arranges well-attended art fairs in Uppsala several times each year, together with Sofia Bo. These are intended to highlight local artists, and make art more accessible to the people of Uppsala. Rebecca often paints commissioned works and creates large, colourful acrylic paintings. Rebecca is popular with a large range of customers, including interior decorating firms and individuals. Rebecca is passionate about colour, shapes and energy in all forms of art.