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Nordic Art Agency Podcast
34 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
Michael Facchinello - In Conversation
The art world is an ever evolving industry spurred on by technology & our desire to access artworks freely from the comfort of our own homes. Innovation continues to refine the industry & at the forefront of this are many artists driven platforms which increasingly eliminate the gallerist and connect the artists directly to the client online. Altamira is one of the latest artist driven platforms that is changing the rules. On this podcast Juliet Rees - Nilsson is in conservation with the Altamira’s Founder and CEO Michael Facchinello. Altamira takes a slightly different approach to how artists can influence & impact the sites content. It offers independent curatorial insight to collectors bringing together artists, fans, and critics together in a space without gatekeepers and pretension.You can follow Altamira on Instagram & learn more about the Pink Bison Art Prize 2023. The two part blog Death of the Gallerist, written by Juliet and originally published in 2018, can be found online by visiting the Nordic Art Agency.
74 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
NAA X Summer Exhibition
The NAA X Summer Exhibition is the first time that the Nordic Art Agency has collaborated with local artists from Malmö and the Greater Copenhagen region. Inspired by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition held each year in London since 1796, an artist open call was held for a group exhibition in the Spring. In a new separate gallery location, dedicated to emerging and established local artists, we curated a multi - disciplinary exhibition which opened on June 3rd and is free to explore 7-day a week. The exhibition in is a busy commercial environment, with no real gallery presence or interaction required, just an opportunity to explore, absorb and reflect upon the art, sculpture, photography, weaving and fiber art. The exhibition features 11 artists including, Lucas Nagel, Julia Hallström Hjört, Lotta Blanking, Josefin Åberg, Lars Herman Hegg and Annie Weibull.Together with co-host Lars Herman Hegg, Gallery Consultant and Technician, this podcast explore the motivation behind the exhibition curation, an insight into five of the featured artist's practices and their personal response. Lars is in conversation with five participating artists; Swedish fiber artist Mia Hultgren, Scottish collage artist John Atherton, Swedish painter Emil Carlsjö, Danish Mixed media artist Anne Gammelgaard and Troels Aagaard.You will hear a mixture of accents, Norwegian, Danish, Sweden and shared experiences, very much in the sprit of the international mindset of the Nordic Art Agency and is an audible insight into the diversity of the exhibition and artists selected.You can get in touch directly with Lars ideas for future local artist driven exhibition and collaborations. All artworks can be view and purchased online .Details of forthcoming exhibition mentioned by artist Troels Aagaard can be found here.
42 minutes | May 20, 2022
Into the Light with Hugh Chapman
We are thrilled that another guest joins us in-real-life in the gallery for this latest podcast conversation. British sculptor Hugh Chapman currently has a collection of six bronze and polished stainless steel sculptures in the gallery as part of the his Into the Light exhibition.Hugh Chapman's visit to Sweden coincides with a gallery event dedicated to the exhibition, so podcast host Juliet Rees Nilsson and Co Host Ebba Davidsson sat down with Hugh for an impromptu recording in the gallery surrounded by the sculptures.In this podcast we cover Hugh's recent exploration into VR (virtual reality ) sculpting, 3D printing and the importance of reducing his creative waste footprint and refining his practice to be more environmentally sustainable. We explore scale and Concrete - Bob , a 3D printed figure which is mechanisms that Hugh has created in order to illustrate how his maquette sculptures can be 'transformed' in the gallery to achieve a sense of the monumental intention behind some of Hugh's work.You can currently view the Into the Light digital presentation and digital exhibition catalogue online. The Into the Light exhibition will exhibited at the Nordic Art Gallery in Malmö until June 23rd.Follow Hugh Chapman on Instagram and view images that accompany this podcast on the Nordic Art Agency Instagram account.
35 minutes | May 1, 2022
Jo Hummel & Sara Dare - In Conversation
This episode was recorded in the gallery a few hours before the launch of 'A True Story' a solo exhibition by British collage artist Jo Hummel. Gallery Founder Juliet and Co - Host Ebba Davidsson decided to seize the opportunity to document these visiting artist.This very impromptu discussion between Jo and British abstract painter Sara Dare captures a moment, when after the pandemic, there is a sense of euphoria as artists are able to once again travel and be present in the gallery. At times the recording quality isn't brilliant, but hopefully the atmosphere and joy is captured!The conversation covers all aspects of Jo Hummel and Sara Dare's practice, material and exploration with in their painting and collage and how connection play an important role in the lives as artists. We also discuss the exhibition 'A True Story' and the body of work Sara Dare created for our current International Art Pop Up.The solo exhibition 'A True Story' will be at the Nordic Art Agency Gallery until May 26th and the International Art Pop Up until June 23rd. View the artists profiles of Jo Hummel and Sara Dare and all available artworks.Mentioned in this podcast are artists and curators who collaborate with Jo Hummel and Sara Dare:Karolina AlbrichtDominic BeattieTom Wilmott
22 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Olivia Babel - In Conversation
On this episode Juliet is in conversation with Guest Artist Olivia Babel.Olivia is a French fiber artist who is based in Lyon and works exclusively with contemporary tapestries. We were initially drawn to her work and unique compositions which reflect origin, cartology and the environment and invited Olivia to exhibit in our current International Art Pop Up.In this conversation we explore the emotional connections found in Olivia work and her use of material and hand-weaving practice. All her works are created on the loom using natural fibres, twine, ribbon and velvet exploring texture and rhythms through weaving.You can view five of Olivia's fiber art pieces at our International Art Pop Up until June 23rd or online by visiting her artist page. You can also discover more works by Olivia on her own instagram account.Visit the Nordic Art Agency gallery on Artsy where we have also added the works featured in the current exhibition.
18 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
New Gallery Opening
Our sixth International Art Pop Up has opened in our fabulous new gallery location in the heart of Malmö. In this podcast, the first of Season 3, join Juliet in conversation with Ebba Davidsson, Art Consultant and Visual Assistant as they discuss the curation of the latest exhibition of international art, sculpture and tapestry, the creation of artist's studio videos and the solo exhibitions planned for the coming months.As well as being the creative lead on the video installations rooms at the gallery, Ebba is also producing a podcast based on visitors and collectors voices and experiences at the exhibition. You can send voice message for the podcast to our gallery instagram account @nordicartagency sharing your perspectives, impressions and highlights of our new gallery space.All information relating to the International Spring Art Pop Up, Catherine Ludeau's solo exhibition Icône, Hugh Chapman's exhibition Into the Light and the forthcoming exhibitions by Jo Hummel and Bea Sarrias solo exhibition can be found on our website.
30 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Kirsten Hinder of Nfinitymark - In Conversation
For our final episode of season 2 we are looking to the future of the art world and are joined by the Co-Founder of Nfinitymark Kirsten Hinder.Kirsten Hinder's art-tech company is bridging the gap between analogue art and the digital crypto art space with an exciting technology that creates a digital signature for physical artwork, enabling it to exist on the blockchain.NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have been around since 2017 but following the recent Christie's auction in Asia, where NFT sales reached over 100 Million dollars, the digital art space has become more present and more relevant to artists, art collectors and gallerists.On the podcast Kirsten helps to decode this new art space and explores how a digital record of provenance and artists records can add value to art work and become a valuable digital asset alongside the physical artwork. You can view some of the artists, galleries and collectors already working with this art tagging technology over on Nfinitymark's instagram. The Nordic Art Agency is delighted to be collaborating with Nfinitymark as the first gallery in Sweden to tag all artwork sold in our International Spring Art Pop Up in 2022. Interested? Get in touch with Kirsten for more information.
41 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
Lucy Branch - In Conversation
This is the second episode in our two-part special Sculpture Series. On this podcast Juliet is in conversation with British bronze expert, restorer and conservator Lucy Branch. Lucy comes from a family of restorers and art historians and is incredibly passionate about bronze public statues, sculpture and historical architectural features. Her education, knowledge and experience is vast and she shares her understanding of metals, chemistry, research and practical elements which all are part of her work as a accredited member of the Institute of Conservations. Her work as a Director at Antique Bronze has led her to run high profile conservation projects such as Nelson's Column, Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria Memorial.As well as her invaluable work with public statues and sculpture she is also a successful published author of a series of art history based fiction novels, which are credited as Adventures for Art Lovers, and nonfiction bronze related publications.Lucy is also the host of the Sculpture Vulture podcast and has worked on sculptures by both Simon Gudgeon and Hugh Chapman who are represented by the Nordic Art Agency.
42 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Hugh Chapman - In Conversation
This is the first in a two part series on sculpture and sculpture conservation and restoration.We are introducing British emerging sculptor Hugh Chapman. This is a raw and honest introduction into the artist's journey of Hugh. His conceptual work is engaging and incredibly emotive. His sculptural forms are complex with elegant waxing modern patinas which feel luxurious and organic.Our conversation is an investigation into the challenges faced by a sculptor and how partnerships with foundries and experts in restoration and conversation are incredibly important to the completion of projects and maintenance of works.You can view Hugh Chapman's work on his artist's page on our website and all the sculptures discussed by Hugh and Henry Moore, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley will be featured on our Nordic Art Agency Instagram.Hugh's work will be unveiled at our Winter Art Pop Up at Hansa which launches in November and you can follow Hugh Chapman on Instagram to view more works.
27 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Victoria Curling Eriksson - In Conversation
On this podcast episode, Juliet introduces emerging British abstract artist Victoria Curling Eriksson. Landscapes dominate Victoria’s paintings and her compositions are minimal with multiple fine layers of oil which develop the depth of colour and emotive modus of her work.Her paintings relate to simple motifs with polychromatic tones, gently graduating from one colour band to another. Fields and seascapes dominate the painting and the horizontal orientation of the canvas lends itself to the vertical undulating layers of colour and texture. Follow Victoria Curling Eriksson on Instagram and view her next series of landscape paintings at our Winter Art Pop Up as part of our Hansa Loves Art concept, opening in November.Both the Nordic Art Agency and Victoria will be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair 2021 in Stockholm, from 13th - 17th October, so access your complimentary Private View and Art After Work tickets now online.Images of work referred to in the podcast by Victoria can be viewed on the Nordic Art Agency instagram.
4 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
Bonus Episode - Vernissage // Saatchi Gallery
This Bonus Episode features news of some exciting gallery exhibitions happening in August-September in Malmö and London, featuring four international artists who have been guests on the podcast.Interior Souls is a new exhibition at the Nordic Art Agency gallery in Malmö and features nine new paintings of iconic interiors by architectural painter Bea Sarrias. Join Juliet for the Vernissage on Friday 27th August at the gallery for art, drinks and conversation. Due to Covid 19 guidance, registration is essential if you wish to attend the event. The digital exhibition catalogue can also be viewed onlineFive paintings by Frédéric Blaimont will also be shown in the small gallery during the Interior Souls exhibition.Studio Response: [#1] a new exhibition at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London, which opened this week, featuring our exclusive artists Jo Hummel and Sara Dare. The exhibition is free and will be open until September 9th, well worth a visit!
32 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Frédéric Blaimont - In Conversation
This episode features Eric Grech as the voice of French figurative artist Frédéric Blaimont. It is the first time we have experimented with our podcast guest being represented as an actor and the whole experience was quite interesting!Frédéric Blaimont is an observer of the everyday characters who are found in the banalest of situations. Anonymous figures emerged through his painting as he remains curious about his contemporaries.His paintings will allow you to leisurely criticise the supposed delinquencies, flaws, and inconsistencies found in society. In contrast, the paintings feel smooth, almost delicately and restfully executed. The subdued pastel palettes, plain backgrounds, and monochromatic play make the figures almost feel poetic. Frédéric paintings are profiles of accuracy, with a subtle dusting of condemnation. He captures men and women; exploring our relationships with bodies, with food, and the unavoidable issue of excess and overconsumption. Find Frédéric Blaimont on Instagram and on the @nordicartagencypodcast where we have featured several of the works discussed in the podcast.We are delighted to represent Frédéric Blaimont exclusively at the Nordic Art Agency and look forward to exhibiting a series of images at the Nordic Art Agency in our exhibition Interior Souls launching at the end of August 2021.
50 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen - In Conversation
Our guest on this episode of the podcast is the Director of the Copenhagen Photo Festival 2021. We are currently facing a cultural battle as the global pandemic has left the consumption of art in galleries, museums and exhibitions in very uncharted waters. The Copenhagen Photo Festival, which was hosted between June 3th - June 13th, launched at a time when Copenhagen city had only very recently reopened after an extended lockdown. The Director of the Copenhagen Photo Festival, Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen joins Juliet in conversation to explore the philosophy behind the festival, the uncertainty which faced the launch of the exhibition this year due to the pandemic, and the institutional challenges which are impacting the art world in general.The successes of the festival very much lie within its ethos of inclusivity, connectivity and the offering of a shared global immersive experience. How we currently consume culture is discussed as well as the six participants in this year's solo exhibition, and the galleries, art institutions and museums partnering with the festival. Offical Partner events and exhibitions are continuing until 29th August and you can discover more of what is available to visit. The Nordic Art Agency is currently exhibiting and a photographic exhibition by Natalie Christensen, Semblances of Boundaries & Thresholds at our Malmö gallery until the end of July. You can view this exhibition's digital catalogue and recent virtual gallery event online.View images from the Copenhagen Photo Festival by visiting our Instagram @nordicartagencypodcast and or follow the @nordicartagency gallery on Instagram.
27 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Niki Brantmark - In Conversation
A slight departure from the normal guests we invite on this episode of the podcast. Rather than an artist or an art influencer, we are in conversation with visual influencer Niki Brantmark, founder of the phenomenally successful award-winning blog MyScandinavianHome.com and best-selling author of three interior and lifestyle publications.MyScandinavianHome.com is a daily blog with over half a million page views per month and 360K followers on Instagram. Over the past decade, the blog has featured homes and interiors from all over the Nordics providing a visual feast of the Scandinavian aesthetic.Art and interiors function in parallel to enhance the environment and experience within a home. Niki shares her understanding and experience surrounding lighting, materials, colour pallets which define the Nordic interiors and very much the Scandinavian approach to life.Placing art in a home is as important as understanding the light sources, flow and function of a space and we hope this conversation provides some inspiration from Scandinavia, via two British ex-pats!Visit our Podcast Instagram to view images from Niki's Blog and @nordicartagency to view the gallery.
38 minutes | May 27, 2021
Tom Lohner - In Conversation
Tom Lohner's paintings are very much like the artist himself, bold, dynamic, entertaining and fearless. During a whirlwind art career over the last twenty years, Austrian pop surrealist artist Tom Lohner has achieved huge success as a painter, a creative brand, as a gallery owner, and most recently as a creator of the first NFTs to placed in a museum collection.In this podcast we discuss Tom's artist journey, his collaboration with Hard Rock Cafe, The Baker House Gallery and Jaguar cars. He also walks us through his creative practice and how his multidimensional approach to his artistry has enabled an evolution in his painting style and artist's brand.You can follow Tom Lohner on Instagram and also view his website. Discover more about the Baker House Gallery and discover more about their exhibitions and location in Graz.Tom Lohner's zest for life, music and art is infectious and this conversation hopefully is inspiring for young emerging artists.
25 minutes | May 13, 2021
Bea Sarrias - In Conversation
Spanish artist Bea Sarrias is obsessed with the architecture that surrounds her in her home city of Barcelona and the iconic international modernist and rationalist architects. Bea paints portraits of spaces and not buildings and the elements of composition, light and shade and perspective are essential to her painting practice in order to create the soul and narrative of the architecture found in her work.As a recent addition to the Nordic Art Agency's stable of artists, Bea is our first non-figurative or abstract artist. This podcast seeks to understand why, following her studies in Fine Art at the University of Barcelona, architecture has been her preferred and only subject matter.With commission projects for Nato Headquarters in Brussels and numerous international solo exhibitions, Bea is an established artist who works hard to continuously evolve her approach to colour, composition and understanding of industrial design and architecture.Follow Bea Sarrias on her Instagram and view her artist's profile on the Nordic Art Agency website.Images of iconic buildings and paintings by Bea discussed on the podcast can be viewed on our @nordicartagencypodcast Instagram account.
31 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Sara Dare - In Conversation
Exciting British abstract painter and installation artist Sara Dare is the guest on this episode of the podcast.Sara Dare typically works on a large-scale using paper, linen and canvas combined with a range of mediums, selected for their viscosity and finish, such as ink, oil, emulsion and acrylic. Her paintings seek an evocative experience or visceral negotiation with the viewer, initially playful or peaceful followed by a sense of unease or tension. Connecting to her painting on a physical or emotional level can also lead to a sense of unsettlement. Sara confesses in our conversation to almost sabotaging elements of beauty or perfection in favour of an authentic, human and historical practice developed through her use of colour, brushwork and material.The Nordic Art Agency is delighted to represent Sara Dare exclusively in Scandinavia and you can view more of her work over on her Instagram. We shall be exhibiting Sara Dare's painting at our Spring Art Pop Up at Hansa from April 30th - May 30th where we shall feature a new series of nine artworks alongside other international painters. Follow the Nordic Art Agency gallery on Instagram to discover more about our artists and exhibitions. We would also love for you to rate our podcast so that more people can find us and learn more about the international contemporary artists that we represent.
32 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Konsthistoriepodden In Conversation
In this episode, we were delighted to be joined by Alexandra Fried and Alexandra Herlitz who, together, host the podcast Konsthistoriepodden a Swedish Art History podcast. Both are currently senior lecturers at Gothenburg University in the department of Cultural Science specialising in specific periods of Art History.The Konsthistorienpodden discusses the process, ownership and reception of well-known artworks and covers a diverse roster of artists from a broad spectrum of time periods. Most of all, it reveals the unknown twists and tales that lay behind many of the lives of the artists and their acclaimed artworks.In our conversation, we discuss the value of understanding or being able to deconstruct artworks of historical importance and how that impacts how we view contemporary art. We also explore the importance of the narrative behind contemporary and historical artists and the value of historical art in modern culture and society.You can listen to the Konsthistorienpodden on most podcast platforms. Also, you can follow Alexandra Fried and Alexandra Herlitz and their insightful podcast and discover more art history adventures on Instagram and on Facebook. Please follow the Nordic Art Agency Podcast and the Nordic Art Agency on Instagram and be sure to subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode of Season 2.
26 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Marta Lafuente - In Conversation
Marta Lafuente is a figurative painter based in Barcelona. She has developed a unique mixed media style and creates memorable and emotional paintings which touch on the everyday encounter and forgotten moments.In the podcast, she discusses her painting practice and dedication to her instinctive process, her work as a Professor of Drawing at the Universitat de Belles Arts de Barcelona and her award-winning animation films.Marta has a true artist's soul and expresses her artwork and creative practice in a moving manner, as a complex and emotional process of evolution, mistakes and revisiting the past.We have represented Marta's work exclusively in Scandinavia since 2017 and are delighted to share new works this Spring on her artist's page on the Nordic Art Agency website.You can also view the short animation films discussed in the podcast, Deep and La Boite on Vimeo.Marta Lafuente can be followed on her Instagram and a recent collection of her paintings can be found at the Nordic Art Gallery or on Artsy.
41 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Natalie Christensen - In Conversation
In this episode of the podcast, we join photographer Natalie Christensen in her Santa Fe studio. With over 51,000 Instagram followers Natalie Christensen's career has been one very much born online and driven by a thriving organic digital audience.Architecture is the main subject matter of her images as she is intrigued by line, form, structure and what lies beyond the edges of an image. Her photographs deliver vibrant narratives that are both uplifting and reflective.Natalie Christensen exhibits in Europe and the US and was one of five invited photographers at The National: Best of Contemporary Photography, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and was recently named one of “Ten Photographers to Watch” at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. You can find Natalie Christensen on Instagram and her collaborative partner Jim Eyre.We are delighted to represent Natalie exclusively in the Nordics and currently have two of her works exhibited at our Winter Art Pop Up until December 31st 2020.Please send your suggestion of artists or art influencers who you would like to hear on the podcast for 2021.
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