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Annika Vretinger
Summer Solstice: Luminescence
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • Bold Stripe
Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas
40" x 40" 

    Bold Stripe

    Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas
    40" x 40"
  • Day Dreams
Acrylic on Canvas
23.5" x 23.5" 

    Day Dreams

    Acrylic on Canvas
    23.5" x 23.5"
  • Dreams of the Day
Acrylic on Canvas
23.5" x 23.5" 

    Dreams of the Day

    Acrylic on Canvas
    23.5" x 23.5"
  • Captain Feather
Acrylic on Canvas
14" x 15.5" 

    Captain Feather

    Acrylic on Canvas
    14" x 15.5"
  • Rose
Acrylic on Canvas
23.5" x 23.5" 

    Rose

    Acrylic on Canvas
    23.5" x 23.5"
  • Kerstin & Bonzo
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20"
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    Kerstin & Bonzo

    Acrylic on Canvas
    20" x 20"
    Sold
  • Together Love
Acrylic on Canvas
23.5" x 23.5" 

    Together Love

    Acrylic on Canvas
    23.5" x 23.5"
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Annika Vretinger

ANNIKA VRETINGER

Summer Solstice: Luminescence
June 3 – June 24, 2022
Reception: Thursday, June 9, 2022 6-8 PM

Swedish artist Annika Vretinger has been creating for as long as she can remember. In addition to producing her colorful paintings, Vretinger works as a school art teacher, inspiring young minds by teaching them about the art world and traditions in handicraft. In today’s increasingly digital world, Vretinger finds pleasure in sharing the physical techniques of artmaking she employs daily with her students. Her paintings are self-professedly “strange,” as she leans into shapes and figures the viewer might not understand at first glance. Vretinger’s paintings are, above all, playful, retaining the same youthful spirit as the students she cherishes.

When Vretinger paints, she does not aim to portray anything realistically, nor does she limit herself to the bounds of logic. Instead, Vretinger flexes her imagination with each new piece, choosing to remain lighthearted and goofy rather than take anything too seriously. As a result, her acrylic paintings emit an overwhelming sense of joy and often even make us laugh. Vretinger belongs to a Swedish artist’s group called Penseldraget (“brushstroke” in Swedish) and has sold her work to charities in her home country in the past. In each painting, Vretinger expresses both body and mind, following her natural hand movements as she works and channeling her merry outlook onto the canvas. Her unique take on reality communicates a sense of unencumbered happiness and positivity, radiating joy with every stroke of her brush.