Super issue of TUBES. interview with Finnish artist MIRJA Ilkka, And David Tycho essay on Urbania. With Gregory Evans from Modern to Contemporary urban landscapes and lives. The art of Rob Fairley, Sharron Astbury Petit and Nathan Lewis.
below is an extract from the Mirja Ilkka article
…typical for the Swedish summer, the weather was erratic, as we raced from the car during a heavy rain shower into what looked like a farm yard. However, this was the place we had decided to visit as we were advised it was a very well proportioned art gallery. Indeed the conversion of this farm was rustic, but very well appointed. It is owned and run by Axel and Anette Mörner. Axel has an extensive background as a gallerist (Galleri Tre and Galleri Axel Mörner) where artists such as Fredrik Wretman, Klara Kristalova and Karl Holmqvist have exhibited.
He has also worked as an art consultant with extensive knowledge of the domestic and international art scene, while Anette works as an interior stylist. The venue, in Olseröd was created after Axel and Anette fell for the varied nature of the area and how the elaborate house was renovated. It is perhaps coincidental, but interesting that ÖSKG (Östra Skåne’s Artist Guild) has its roots in the same area as the relatively new Art Hall. The farms barn was converted to accommodate the impressive venue space….