Installation view of the exhibition Jockum Nordstrom: Who is sleeping on my pillow, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.

Jockum Nordström

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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A mixed media work on paper by Jockum Nordstrom, titled Groaning, dated 2010.

Jockum Nordström

Groaning, 2010
Watercolor, graphite, and collage on paper
27 1/2 x 39 3/8 inches (70 x 100 cm)
A mixed media work on paper by Jockum Nordstrom, titled Child of Nature, dated 2010.

Jockum Nordström

Child of Nature, 2010
Watercolor, graphite, and collage on paper
29 7/8 x 22 1/2 inches (75.9 x 57.2 cm)
Installation view of the exhibition Jockum Nordstrom: Who is sleeping on my pillow, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.
Installation view of the exhibition Jockum Nordstrom: Who is sleeping on my pillow, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.
Installation view of the exhibition Jockum Nordstrom: Who is sleeping on my pillow, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.
A drawing by Jockum Nordstrom, titled Duello, dated 2009.

Jockum Nordström

Duello, 2009
Graphite on paper
12 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches (31 x 45 cm)
A sculpture by Jockum Nordstrom, titled Blockhead, dated 2010.

Jockum Nordström

Blockhead, 2010
Paper, glue, cardboard, graphite, and watercolor
9 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches (24.1 x 67.3 x 27.3 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 new works by Nordström are all made of paper, in both two and three-dimensions. Delicately and elegantly constructed, the artist's collages, watercolors, graphite drawings, and architectural sculptures feel improvisational and spontaneous, yet rich in detail. The two-dimensional works read like storyboards, and he has often referred to them as "stills," where all the action takes place simultaneously in a frozen frame.

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