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November, 2013

Landskrona Weekend Magazine

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Digital paintings in the gallery

Jonas Lundin (translated from Swedish)

It’s not often she exhibits outside Canada, but now Canadian artist Anda Kubis is doing it for the second time in Sweden. In Teckomatorp. We can thank Hans Tapper for this. He and Anda Kubis met at one of her art

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exhibitions at the Drabinsky Gallery in Toronto in 1995. Ten years later this led to a show in Malmö.

Digital paintings

Last Saturday was the opening or Anda Kubis’ exhibition “Sequencing” at Galleri Tapper-Popermajer. 23 digital paintings on canvas and on paper. Colors that are adjacent. Clear and simple. Or are they? “All my artworks are abstract. My biggest inspiration is color, space and light. It is a mix of natural and artificial light”, says Anda Kubis. She mentions names like Morris Louis, Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko as their role models. Since Anda Kubis began painting professionally in 1986, she has mostly painted in oil. But nowadays she even paints digitally. Anda Kubis has been a professor at Canada’s largest art college, Ontario College of Art and Design, for 15 years. I clearly prefer to paint, she says.

Numerous Canadians are familiar with the Swedish hockey player Mats Sundin and Kurt Wallander the films. Anda Kubis, however, has a stronger relationship with our northern part of the world. Her parents came as refugees to Toronto from Latvia during World War II. Since I have a Latvian background I have attraction to the Nordic mindset. I feel at home here, says Anda Kubis.

Until Christmas

More than putting up your pictures and being part of the opening – What will you do here in Sweden? We will visit art galleries! I do not want to miss the Jorn & Pollock exhibition at Louisiana in Copenhagen, or the Danish National Museum or the Museum of Modern Art in Malmö.

Anda Kubis exhibition “Sequencing” is at Galleri Tapper-Popermajer up to Christmas.

Published: 25. November 2013 12:00

Läs mer: http://landskrona.lokaltidningen.se/digitala-maalningar-i-galleriet-/20131125/artikler/711279939/#ixzz2mXSDE8gN

Sekvensering, Galleri Tapper-Popermajer, Sweden Nov.22 – Dec.22

Untitled-1Set in a centuries old train station in the tiny town of Teckomatorp, Galleri Tapper-Popermajer is a cultural destination within the Skane region of Southern Sweden. Here one finds great art and authentic Swedish hospitality. Having travelled all the way from Toronto, Canada, artist Anda Kubis has installed a new solo exhibition of digital paintings and works on paper. The exhibition is titled Sekvensering (Sequencing).

In this new body of work Kubis further explores the digital painting by distinctly playing with the multiple layers that make up various large, complex digital paintings. The manipulation of the sequences of layers allows for the inexhaustible production of unique cropped configurations of imagery. Where the paintings on canvas employ a vast number of layers conversely, in the works on paper, Kubis limits herself to a maximum of five layers. She takes random cuts from within the existing paintings challenging herself to make engaging compositions from these cuts. In the puzzle-like nature of her process Kubis embraces chance ‘operations’ while also imposing decisive creative problem solving. It is the fluidity of this digital process that allows Kubis a rich and generative artistic experience.  This work continues her decades long interest in improvisation as an important aspect of painterly abstraction historically and through her own emphasis upon it within the contemporary technological environment.

The seemingly random processes and colourful compositions contrast the ordered and reserved landscape of southern Sweden. The uniquely dedicated community that is Galleri Tapper-Popermajer welcomes Anda Kubis for her second solo exhibition at the gallery.

For more information please view in ‘bodies of work

& the gallery website: http://www.tapper-popermajer.com/