Cajsa Holmstrand «
Cajsa Holmstrand has always used a common name for her works. She calls her pictures and sculptures "Relations". She has been dealing with relations between a different number of cubes which have created a series of events between themselves and the observer. But at the same time, since the 70's been interested in more obvious and measurable relations.
Her thoughts have been occupied with Pythagoras and his famous theorem about the relations between the two smaller sides and the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle, and the possibility of making the theorem valid for a three-dimensional image as well. To prove the contrary, i.e. that a similar mathematical relationship in three or more dimensions is absolutely impossible, has occupied mathematicians for centuries.
The problem has since 1637 been called Fermat's enigma, a mystery that has remained unsolved for more than 300 years. It is now agreed that such a solution is impossible, but as an artist, Cajsa Holmstrand is still as an artist stimulated by the events and complications that occur.
It began about twenty years ago with a simple model, a cube, where the basic thoughts of Pythagoras´s theorem were indicated on all sides, in the way the theorem had been depicted for thousands of years. Her idea was to approach the problem in a practical way, to unveil the form piece by piece. She wanted to remove each triangular part one by one to make visible what takes place inside "the cube of the hypotenuse" which in the mind of Cajsa Holmstrand replaces the square of the two-dimensional version. And so she did. She created thirteen granite cubes from which an increasing number of tetrahedrons were sawed away to gradually reveal the inside of the cube. These sculptures were shown at the Gallery Bleue in Stockholm in 1991.
Despite the rational method, some uncertainties about the inner hidden form remained. A clarification was needed and was eventually presented at an exhibition at the Gallery Aronowitsch in Stockholm in 1998. The exhibition was based on a number of objects made of acrylic glass where the now-visible events inside the cubes were described with strings running through the objects.
|2006||Skövde Art Hall, Sweden
Galleri Imma, Mariestad, Sweden
|2005||The Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm »|
|2004||Galleri Lars, Karlstad, Sweden|
|2001||Galerie Aronwitsch, Stockholm, Sweden
Gallerie Smedhamre, Uppsala, Sweden
|1999||Galleri Astley in Uttersberg, Sweden|
|1996-1998||Galerie Aronwitsch Stockholm, Sweden|
|1993||Galerie Lilla Bleue, Stockholm, Sweden|
|1992||Ars Nova Galleri Gothenburg, Sweden|
|1989|| Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm, Sweden
Ars Nova Galleri in Gothenburg, Sweden
|1988||Sundsvall´s Museum of Art|
|1986||Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm, Sweden|
|1985||Norrköping´s Museum of Art, Sweden|
|1983||Galerie Bleue Stockholm, Sweden|
|1979||Galerie Bleue, Stockholm, Sweden|
|1978||Galleri Thelander Stockholm, Sweden|
|1977||Galleri Ferm Malmö, Sweden|
Selected Public Commissions
The Hospital of Huddinge 1981
Artist of the Quarter - Enjoy Scandinavian Art
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