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Ylva Ceder, photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Characteristics of Ylva Ceder's painting are motifs of tranquill rooms. Room that someone recently left. Human presence is a sensation in the form of a stroke of light or a door left open. With an attentive eye, Ylva Ceder conducts extensive research before painting. Her starting point is often travel, where most have gone to the Middle East, but also around Sweden. With the same curious gaze as she encounters places and cultural expressions abroad, she looks at Swedish culture and heritage. Mental pictures of places she has visited are combined into their own environment in her painting, where one gets a sense of seeing just a fraction of a larger, slow-moving happening.  

Ceder was born in 1976 in Lund, Sweden. She received an MFA from Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm in 2007. She has exhibited internationally and widely throughout Sweden, including solo exhibitions at Passagen, Linköping and Rättviks Konsthall. Her works are represented in private and public collections including Malmö Konstmuseum and Katrineholms Konsthall. She lives and works in Stockholm.

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