press release

Nina Roos ( born 1956) is one of the most important contemporary painters in the Nordic countries. Her retrospectives at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (2001) and Malmö Konsthall (2002) aroused a great deal of attention and provided her with many new admirers. In the autumn of 2003, Roos received the coveted Carnegie Art Award. In this connection Lars Nittve, director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm commented on Roos in the following terms: "She has been an excellent painter for many years, and her recent works are among her best. They are extremely convincing, specific to her, enigmatic, yet accessible."

Mysteriousness is one of the core properties of Nina Roos’s paintings. It is difficult to describe them exhaustively, to explain them ultimately. They will always have some trait remaining that can be perceived, clarified and explained only by viewing. Roos changes and develops continuously, and previously adopted ways of viewing will never apply as such to her most recent works. They answer questions that the viewer has not yet been able to formulate; they are challenging, mysterious and strangely beautiful.

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Nina Roos