Hilma af Klint: A Painter Possessed was published in The Guardian on Sunday 21st February 2016 by Kate Kellaway to coincide with the exhibition: Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen at the Serpentine Galleries in London which was co-curated by the Serpentine Galleries in collaboration with Daniel Birnbaum, Director of Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Was Hilma af Klint Europe’s first abstract artist – before even Kandinsky and Mondrian? As an exhibition of her extraordinary, occult-inspired works opens at the Serpentine Gallery, London, we travel to Sweden to find out.

It is a cold afternoon in February and I am about to catch a plane to Stockholm in pursuit of a Swedish artist whom most people have never heard of: Hilma af Klint (1862-1944). I am hoping to find out more about an extraordinary story – a secret life that was not destined to stay secret……

To read Hilma af Klint: A Painter Possessed please visit The Guardian

For more about Hilma af Klint please visit our exhibitions & events page where we feature several exhibitions including the groundbreaking show at the Guggenheim, New York in 2019 which broke attendance records for the gallery and cemented Hilma af Klint’s place in the history of abstract art.