Maria Wettergren opened her gallery in 2010 in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, and specializes in contemporary Scandinavian design and art. Galerie Maria Wettergren focuses on interdisciplinary dialogues between art, design, crafts, and architecture, and represents some of the most important Scandinavian artists, such as Mathias Bengtsson, Rasmus Fenhann, Gjertrud Hals, Ditte Hammerstrøm, Astrid Krogh, Grethe Sørensen, Ilkka Suppanen, and Tora Urup, whose pioneering works are part of museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2013 Wettergren received the Finn Juhl Prize for her work as a gallerist.
Design Miami/ Basel 2021 Exhibition
In her glowing wall sculpture, the Red Light Object, exquisitely handmade in cypress wood, the Danish artist Ane Lykke masterly blends Nordic perspectives with the Japanese Kumiko wood technique. The three-dimensional grid system creates an interaction between the different levels of grids, revealing subtle changes in light, shadow, depth and reflection for the viewers passing by. The Red Light Object creates, due to its considerable size, a substantial physical impact on the beholder: "My aim is to create a dialogue, a direct bodily connection with the surroundings." Ane Lykke has a vast experience of creating site-specific works and large-scale installations in public spaces. The works are often three-dimensional, creating illusions of depth and infinity. Ane Lykke creates spaces and objects that engage the viewers and users. The works are artistic and at the same time functional with a long-term sustainable quality.