Pamela Espeland In the past few years, the American Swedish Institute has presented several exhibitions by living Swedish artists including watercolorist Lars Lerin, celebrity chef and photographer Magnus Nilsson and photographer Magnus Wennman. Its current show, “Still Life: Karin Broos,” is the first North American exhibition by an important artist born in Uppsala, trained in Holland and living in Värmland, a county in west central Sweden. Broos works in oil and acrylic and is usually described as a photorealistic painter, though her paintings appear almost photo-hyper-realistic, as if seen through an Instagram filter. The colors are especially vibrant, the details super-sharp. Broos is very good with light and water, and light...
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