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After Laughter

Gallery Steinsland Berliner (GSB) is proud to present After Laughter; a joint show featuring

Jesse Littlefield, Jon Pilkington, Mason Saltarrelli and Søren Sejr.

The show gets it’s title from a 1964 single of the same name, sung by American singer Wendy Rene who’s wistfully crooned statement of “After laughter comes sadness…” serves as a reminder to acknowledge the pleasures of the present. With Stockholm’s sweet relief of summer hastily becoming but a memory, and the world at large seeming to be ablaze, we wish to present an exhibition that can act as a jubilant now.

The participating artists were invited because of their individually unique abstract expressions. Their respective oeuvres are united not only in their abundance of colour, but also in their connotative powers. All working from figurative inspirations, they manage to relay tangible objects and experiences as abstracts that are thrilling while relatable.

Jesse Littlefield (b.1977) is an American artist based in New York. In his work, he merges various techniques and mediums, mostly painting and screen-printing, to create abstract yet graphic motives.

Jon Pilkington (b.1990) is an English artist currently based in Copenhagen. Pilkington is a painter, his canvasses are typically filled with unconventional colour choices and multi-layered compositions which generate a particularly rich expression.

Mason Saltarelli (b. 1979) is an American artist based in Brooklyn. He is a painter with a clear allegiance to an instinct-driven visual language. He paints primarily on canvas, often leaving “empty” space in these that connote a sort of primitive imagery.

Søren Sejr (b. 1981) is a Danish artist living and working in Aarhus. He paints motives ranging from collage-like myriads to ordered blocks of colour which resonate as something existing between system and intuition.