Föenander Galleries was borne out of a passion for art and design. We envisaged a space where art, design, and creativity converged to create thought provoking encounters. The gallery was established in 2018 with the aim to provide a space for exceptional contemporary artists who offer meaningful insights – physically, poetically and culturally – that connect people to ideas which define our time.
What are you looking for when you decide to work with an artist?
There is no set formular for this but we’re generally looking for people who either are or want to become, full time artists and someone whose practice is exemplary and authentic. We also look for consistency of ideas and outcome, so we might follow an artist for quite some sometime before approaching them.
We’re always on the lookout to fill gaps within the stable but more often than not, it starts with an unexpected encounter of an artwork which stops you in your tracks. Sometimes those encounters can be short lived – especially if the artwork provides everything up front, in that initial experience but it’s when those encounters continue to linger and create provocations, that you really pay attention.