The creative pathway of the Swedish artist Anders Krisár deviated from the mainstream art world finding its coordinates in the multiple and divergent worlds of graffiti, music composition, advertising and tournament chess. Largely an autodidact, Krisár decided to become a visual artist in his late twenties. Despite the near-instantaneous recognition he garnered with galleries in Europe and the United States, his position in this self-enclosed world remains that of an outsider. Primarily in sculpture and photography, Krisár’s work might be seen as hermetic or even morbid, playing as it does with casting, molds, and deformation. Yet his skillful and poetic deployment of deeply felt intuition gives rise to a body of work that reveals the physical, experiential, and societal yearnings and limitations of man, making it altogether human.
"When you can’t go outside, go inside."
Anders Krisar Stockholm, Sweden. April 9, 2020