This summer, Galleri Andersson / Sandström is proud to present a sculpture exhibition at Royal Djurgården with Swedish artist Eva Hild. The exhibition is initiated by H.K.H. Prince Daniel and arranged by Galleri Andersson / Sandström in collaboration with the Royal Djurgården Administration.
Eva Hild is known for her characteristic organic forms, and has gone from being one of Sweden’s most successful sculptors, to being recognized internationally and represented in major private and institutional collections around the world. In February 2017 the artist received the Asmund and Lizzie Arles sculptor price at the Art Academy ceremonial meeting.
The presentation of Eva Hild’s sculptures follows last year’s crowd pleasing and highly appreciated exhibition by the artist Tony Cragg. This year’s exhibition will consist of six large-scale sculptures by Hild, installed along the banks of Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen. The successful cooperation between Royal Djurgården Administration and Galleri Andersson / Sandström has resulted in the gallery receiving a three-year agreement to arrange the future sculpture exhibition at Djurgården.
Eva Hild’s sculptures are like microscopic cells exposed to pressure and movement. In contemplating their cavities, we find what is present by looking at what is absent. The interiors and exteriors are simultaneously visible, moving much like an ouroboros, as they at the same time display both a sense of fragility and strength.
The material Eva Hild is often associated with is black or white stoneware clay, but in the exhibition at Djurgården we will meet an expression featuring aluminum. The placement of the works around Djurgården, along with the interactions and relationships one will discover related to the natural surroundings adds an extra dimension to the works.
In recent years Eva Hild has completed a number of large-scale public sculptures, such as Binär which is permanently on display at the Government Offices in Stockholm. In June 2015, Robato, a 6 meter tall, white aluminum sculpture was commissioned for the newly constructed concert hall Malmö Live.