ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM – Christian Berg, Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Pär Siegård

The exhibition shows three noted artists who worked on the Bjäre Peninsula during, above all, the first half of the 20th century. Christian Berg (1893-1976), Märta Måås-Fjetterström (1873-1941) and Pär Siegård (1887-1961) were all inspired by the Bjäre Peninsula’s peculiar nature. With a local and international perspective, they have approached their homeland as the modernist trend was brought home from Paris and developed in the local context. The artists experimented with cubism, futurism and expressionism with an open mind. In some cases, they were pioneering in their approach to the new, and their idiom developed from figurative to abstract expressions. It was the relationship between color and form that was problematized.

The exhibition contains paintings, graphics, sculpture and textiles, primarily from around the 1920s. In the case of Märta Måås-Fjetterström, the development of her artistry after her death is also shown. The works are on loan from museums and private collections.