but wait occupies a tension field stretching from monumental sculpture to sketchily painted signs glimpsed casually as we pass by. Annika Ström elegantly balances between surface and depth, between and ostentation, monumentality and transience. Her work charges the place with personal reflection, comedy and observations that tell of our collective life experiences here and now.
Annika Ström was born in Helsingborg in 1964 and now lives in London in the UK. She works all over the world, with exhibitions and performances. She employs an array of methods, styles and techniques, including installation, painting, sculpture, video and audio, along with stage performances. Her starting point is often disarmingly direct and surprising, with a radical simplicity that goes straight to the heart. With a sure hand she mixes high and low, humour and gravity, an approach she shares with both early conceptualism and popular culture.