Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Situations of everyday scenes

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum starts the autumn programme with a one-woman exhibition of works by Karin Broos. The exhibition will feature works from the period 2006 – 2011 as well as completely new works produced specifically for the exhibition.

In her painting, Karin Broos depicts with almost photographic clarity situations of everyday scenes that could be derived from her family, or from any of our families. But always with an unusual, particular resonance. Female forms recur in her pictorial world, often placed in relation to water. There is an intimacy and sharp definition to the paintings that fascinates and ensnares us. As the critic Ingela Lind, who has followed Karin’s work over the years, summarises it:

”…Karin Broos’s pictorial world is a ballad, a narrative song with a refrain. But it is also a blues. The source, the blue edge of the forest, the girl facing a low horizon, the dark puddle… Mobiles, make up, computers, bags and clothes signal the present time; the artist is not afraid of giving the settings a time frame. But the keynote is melancholy. The scale is in a minor key …”

The quote comes from the catalogue Speglingar(Reflections), produced in collaboration with Borås Museum of Art and Värmland Museum, to where the exhibition will continue later this autumn.

Karin Broos was born in 1950 and trained at the Royal Academy St. Joost in S’Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, but has lived and worked as an artist in Värmland since 1975. Together with her husband Marc Broos she successfully ran the now-completed project Alma Löv Museum. She gained public acclaim at an exhibition at Kristinehamn Art Museum in 2008, which was followed by sold-out exhibitions at the Christian Larsen’s gallery in 2009 and 2011. Her work was most recently seen in an exhibition at Borås Museum of Art which garnered a good deal of attention. We are delighted to be able to present some newly produced works in the exhibition. In the media room, glimpses from the activity at Alma Löv are being shown, along with the work Shooting Star by Sara Broos, based on archive films from Karin’s childhood, with music by Sissela Broos.