Stieg Persson
History Painting


Anna Schwartz Gallery

Stieg Persson’s practice explores the found object, drawing on a modernist tradition that extends from Duchamp to Beuys. His work contains traces of everyday life, yet his style is otherworldly as swirling forms emerge from dark tonal backgrounds. His inclusion of text within History Painting starts to question where the message is coming from: Is it the text or the form, colour, texture or composition? Persson’s work dissolves the modernist concept, while at the same time extending its formal strengths.