Gudrun Alvebro uses materials ranging from cloths to brushes and scrapers to manipulate the oil paint in each of her saturated abstract scenes. The result is a collection of pulsing, dynamic patterns that exist between geometric and organic. An innocent inspiration shines through in the simple shapes and primary colors in Alvebro’s paintings. Still, every line and form is deliberate, creating movement between contrasting panels and textures. Each image has a layered, unaffected quality that frees the artist to create patterns that blur, blend, and move without pretense. Deep royal blues and crimsons recur in many of the paintings, navigating the line between something simple and familiar and the non-figurative nature of each work. Lines cross and dissolve into loose right angles, dividing the canvas into examinations of color and space and creating smaller pockets of texture and interest.
A native of Sweden, Alvebro is a member of Roslagmålarna, an artist’s group outside of Stockholm. She also works in collography, and emphasizes an honest, genuine quality in her work.