Edited by Magnus af Petersens, Caroline Elgh Klingborg
Texts by Monika Wagner, Joan Simon, Sofia Victorino, Jens Fänge, Martin Herbert, Olov Jonason, Magnus af Petersens, Caroline Elgh Klingborg
Design by Waters Löwenhielm
2018, English, Swedish, hardcover
197 pages, 22.5 x 28.5 cm
Through Jens Fänge's paintings we enter into dreamscapes populated by people, puppets and pictures. They inhabit scenes consisting of distorted rooms with walls and floors in vibrant colours and patterns, and deep perspectives that create a slight feeling of vertigo and disorientation. Fänge pushes the limits of painterly dimensionality by extending his fictional realms beyond the hermetic picture plane and out into real space. Characterized by heavily made-up eyes, thin arched brows and coiffed hair, the androgynous protagonists of many of Fänge’s paintings recall certain portraits by German Expressionist painters such as Otto Dix and Elfriede Lohse Wächtler. Drömmarna is a publication in English and Swedish that comprises both newly produced work and earlier paintings from Fänge's extensive body of work. Published in collaboration with Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, on the occasion of the exhibition Drömmarna in 2018.