Visitor adress: Kungsträdgården 3, 111 47 Stockholm, Sweden.
Tuesday-Friday 11 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 1 pm - 4 pm
and by appointment
Phone: +46 8 10 10 09
Frank Stella (b. 1936) is considered a pioneer of abstraction and an artist who has always followed his own path. He started showing his work in the end of the 50’s, at a time when contemporary art was dominated by expressionism and action painting. Since then, his work has never stopped changing and surprising: The flat canvases developed into reliefs that later became three dimensional objects. The paint brush was replaced by tools and in recent years he has started refining his handmade models with the help of computer programs.
With his large scale pieces Frank Stella continues and develops the Scarlatti Sonata Kirkpatrick series that he started working on in 2006. In his new works he combines 3D-printed resin bodies with bended steel tubing that gives a rough industrial impression which stands in contrast to the undulating, complex and multi-colored spirals. We encounter graceful movement, a playful lightness and endless variations of form and color in these works, and a pulsating rhythm that is characterizing for all sculptures.