Behold, This Dreamer! Solo Exhibition of the works of Next Generation artist, Brita Granstrom

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Next Generation artist, Brita Granstrom, is now holding her next solo exhibition Behold, This Dreamer! at Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle. Brita Granström was born in 1969 and studied at Konstfack in Stockholm. Although Granström has been living on the Northumberland coast for over 20 years, she regularly spends the summer months at her lakeside studio […]

Next Generation artist, Brita Granstrom, is now holding her next solo exhibition Behold, This Dreamer! at Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle.

Brita Granström was born in 1969 and studied at Konstfack in Stockholm. Although Granström has been living on the Northumberland coast for over 20 years, she regularly spends the summer months at her lakeside studio in her native Sweden.

Her expressive paintings reflect these contrasting habitats and, although at times celebratory, often hint at something more mysterious beneath the surface narrative… the exhibition’s title painting, with its figure lost in dreams, is suffused with metaphors that reference the writings of Walter de la Mare and yet also conjure the poetic spirit of William Blake:

‘To see a world in a grain of sand/ And a heaven in a wild flower To hold infinity in the palm of your hand / And eternity in an hour’