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Published as Volume 2 of the Primeur series edited by the Aargauer Kuratorium / 24 full-page illustrations in colour, knotted thread stitching with dust jacket

Publisher Note

Ann Nelson, born in Stockholm in 1960 and living in Zurich since 1988, has dedicated her artistic work to the painterly examination of the landscape for quite some time.
Reproductions of 18th and 19th century landscape paintings (John Constable, William Turner, etc.) or her own photographic material on the same subject serve the artist as models for her paintings. Although the orientation towards classical models is evident in her landscapes, Ann Nelson finds an absolutely independent and contemporary way of expression. Her pictures do not reflect a romantic attitude towards nature; Ann Nelson approaches the subject matter in a more conceptual way.
On mainly small-format papers she assembles the landscape with oil paint from its basic elements with fast and generous brushstrokes. There are hintings of meadows, bushes, trees and mountains, a fragment with sky and clouds. The artist leaves a certain blurriness in the landscape segments, which is the reason for the fascinating and atmospherically dense aura of her paintings.

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2012
Designer: Reto Bürkli, Re B
Artist: Ann Nelson
Printrun 1000
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-162-4
Dimensions 19.5 × 27.5 cm
Pages 96
Technique Offset Printing