About Agneta Gynning
Agneta Gynning is a Swedish sculptor who studied under Victor Praznik, a former Yugoslavian sculptor. He inspired her to specialize in bronze and marble and also introduced her to working in Pietrasanta in Italy, a town of international importance and fame for sculpture, and to where Agneta returns annually.
She skillfully works in a variety of mediums: bronze, marble, glass and rubber and her art succeeds in fusing both classical and modern influences. Agneta is inspired by the subconscious and the works, of both small and large scale, are full of movement: the lines she creates are elegant, graceful and transmit a feeling of life and soul, with a free spirit that seems to inhabit the space both within and around her artworks.
The sculptor held her first exhibition in 1995 and her work has now been exhibited in both solo and collective shows all over Scandinavia as well as in southern Europe and China. Agneta’s work has triumphantly shown at the Florence Biennale, ArtExpo in New York, OpenArtCode Shanghai, at the Chianciano International Art Awards in Italy, where she won the Leonardo Award for Sculpture, and at the Grand Palais in Paris. In 2013, she participated in the first London Biennale and the Chianti Star Festival in Italy. Agneta Gynning’s dynamic sculptures can be found in both public areas as well as in various private collections.
A few years ago I visited a show with an artist who used rubber in paintings. I fell in love with the expression of the material and was inspired to explore how I could use this contemporary material in sculpture. After a while I got in touch with Helsingborg’s gummi AB, and through them I learned how to work even more successfully with the material. Working in bronze and rubber, colors are much more subtle, but now I have found a fantastically colorful world. Using the same forms as before, I suddenly experienced a different way to express my feelings through this new use of color.
I make my sculptures for myself: it’s my way of expressing my inner feelings. But it’s very interesting to listen to and get to know how my work affects others. Listening to the viewers’ interpretation of my work allows me see if I have succeeded in transmitting my idea for that particular sculpture. It also gives me new way of looking at the world and exploring possibilities to develop a deeper understanding of how others experience my art.