Detail of a painting by Mamma Andersson, titled Dead End, dated 2010.

Mamma Andersson

Who is sleeping on my pillow

"Mamma builds houses, Jockum inhabits them. She gathers, he hunts."
–Paolo Colombo

David Zwirner is pleased to present Who is sleeping on my pillow, two concurrent solo exhibitions by Swedish artists Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström. After spending half their lives together while maintaining separate practices, this is the first time they have exhibited together.

This is Mamma Andersson's second exhibition at the gallery (her U.S. debut was at David Zwirner in 2006), and Jockum Nordström's fifth. Known for her complex, multilayered subjects that converge between domestic interiors and Nordic landscapes, Andersson will present all new paintings. From Nordström, on view will be collages, other works on paper, and sculptures made of cardboard and matchboxes. Also featured will be two collaborative works, Sleepwalkers and Wetland, both from 2010. In these two-sided works on paper, Andersson has created lush color washes on the back, while Nordström has collaged the front with figures of people, animals, and trees.

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Installation view of the exhibition Mamma Andersson: Who is sleeping on my pillow, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.
Installation view of the exhibition Mamma Andersson: Who is sleeping on my pillow, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.
Installation view of the exhibition Mamma Andersson: Who is sleeping on my pillow, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.
Installation view of the exhibition Mamma Andersson: Who is sleeping on my pillow, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.
A painting by Mamma Andersson, titled Hobnob, dated 2010.

Mamma Andersson

Hobnob, 2010
Acrylic and oil on panel
48 x 59 inches (121.9 x 149.9 cm)
An untitled watercolor by Mamma Andersson, dated 2009.

Mamma Andersson

Untitled, 2009
Watercolor on paper
24 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches (62.2 x 97.8 cm)

Mamma Andersson & Jockum Nordström: Who is sleeping on my pillow

The Swedish artist couple Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström have been at the forefront of contemporary figurative art since the late 1980s. Updating Vuillard for a post-Hitchcock age, Andersson paints beguilingly eerie interiors and landscapes. N...

Artist: Mamma Andersson

The Swedish artist couple Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström have been at the forefront of contemporary figurative art since the late 1980s. Updating Vuillard for a post-Hitchcock age, Andersson paints beguilingly eerie interiors and landscapes. Nordström’s detailed collages, watercolors, and drawings occupy a more folkloric realm peopled by historical and contemporary characters enacting sexual and social roles across broad narrative panoramas. 

A painting by Mamma Andersson, titled Looters, dated 2010.

Mamma Andersson

Looters, 2010
Acrylic and oil on panel
48 x 59 inches (122 x 150 cm)
A painting by Mamma Andersson, titled Who Is Sleeping On My Pillow, dated 2010.

Mamma Andersson

Who Is Sleeping On My Pillow, 2010
Acrylic and oil on panel
28 1/4 x 48 inches (71.8 x 121.9 cm)

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