Texts: Alva Dahl, Håkan Rehnberg
Conversation: Hans Andersson & Silvana Lagos
Design: Oscar Laufersweiler
2023, English, softcover
156 pages, 17 x 24 cm
Hans Andersson’s work involves materials such as textile scraps, colored and dyed paper, sheets of painted paper and bits of labels and fragments torn out of magazines. Add shellac, coffee grounds, watercolor, and pencil, not to mention dusts and other surface dirt. The surface texture of the works is accentuated by the many materials they are created with.
From the conversation between curator and writer Silvana Lagos and Hans Andersson:
Silvana Lagos: This repetition of tactility is something that you
repeat, for example, when you experiment with the use of
smell and your collaborations with perfumes. The different
notes, layers, tones, and depths that can be found in scents
very much parallel what you can see in your work.
Hans Andersson: I’m really into scent, I collect perfumes, and I use
perfumes or smells to heavily guide my work process in the
studio. I use them to go into certain areas of my paintings
in a very similar way to how music can be used to create a
certain atmosphere, but smell is more complex for me as
it has so much to do with memories of places and people.