September 8, 2016 - Mike Weiss Gallery
Martin Wickström will have an exhibition with Galleri Avery in Gothenberg this October. The show will open OCtober 29 and close November 20, 2016.
May 14, 2016 - Mike Weiss Gallery
Martin Wickström is having a Solo Exhibition 'Thunder and Lighting' at Galerie Leger in Malmo, Sweden from May 14 - June 15, 2016.
September 19, 2015 - Therese Bohman, Expressen
"Martin Wickström’s Europe is azure blue. The large square painting that has lent its title to the exhibition depicts a part of a plastic blue wall panel from a toilet, probably on board an airplane or a train. An image depicting a holder for toilet paper and paper towels. Where are we heading? To Europe."
September 10, 2015 - Joanna Persman, Svenska Dagbladet
" 'Europa'. That’s the name of Martin Wickström’s current exhibition. Europe – a notion swelling with signification. The earths smallest continent after Oceania. The name of king Agenor’s daughter according to Greek mythology. Or, as some people claim, a semitic word for 'the land of the sunset'. Cries for help are heard throughout the continent with the ongoing refugee crisis. Europe is a dream that is not seldom crushed."
September 9, 2015 - Leif Mattson, omkonst.nu
"The extremes are what describe Martin Wickström’s imagery. On one hand the contemplative reflections from the sun on a house facade, the breathtaking mountain scenes and the nostalgic recaps from family albums. And on the other the muffled sense of war, the documentary elements with photos from the liberation of Paris and the commemorative plaques over Raoul Nordling (as a central element). Notions of family, security and dreams are put next to a threatening and turbulent world – an exhibition scenario that is not vastly different from reality."
September 9, 2015 - Mike Weiss Gallery
Martin Wickström's Europa will be on view at Lars Bohman Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden through September 27, 2015.
September 7, 2015 - Milou Allerholm, Dagens Nyheter
"Martin Wickström has throughout the years carved out an unmistakable air of nostalgia and pop art in his work. Defined by a sense of melancholy, but at the same time by an almost fetishizing approach to the painted surface."
May 3, 2014 - theGalleRYChimp
"Pop graphics and a collage aesthetic, a Rosenquist influence, a retro kodachrome beauty. This series evokes Vietnam, currently as well as echoes of the War. Cinematic, collaged images with fragmentary, elusive meanings to be sewn together by the viewer."
April 11, 2014 - Sean and Monica Welsh, West of Dirty
"Pictured above, art collector Monica Welsh and Martin Wickstrom. Beautiful, and very pop-arty constructions that feel super modern and current. Many with plastic buckets in them. Martin says that when he went to Vietnam there were plastic buckets everywhere. People in Vietnam use them to wash there hands, collect rain water, etc."