TWO ART-ESSAYS PUBLISHED IN THE MAGAZINE TIDNINGEN KULTUREN

Contributed with two essays in two different issues of the Swedish magazine Tidningen Kulturen. One essay reflects over my relationship to transgressions, loneliness, death and icons. The other essay descries the desire to be totally absorbed in details. It’s an essay about my own artistic work where my source material is my grandfather’s art historical archive. It tells about the things we just need to do, even if the reason to why is almost impossible to describe.

Essays

JONAS FALCK REVEALS NEW FUNGAL DISCOVERIES IN NORRA KVARKEN

During the summer I will travel with Jonas Falck – a misunderstood explorer from the late 18th century – to Norra Kvarken in Västerbotten. The mysteries of Norra Kvarken are still partly hidden, but when shell fragments of mushrooms rise to the surface, it is clear that something is to be discovered. New interesting encounters and theories are expected! The solo-show at Konsthall Norra Kvarken runs between July 13 and September 1, 2019. Grand opening Saturday 12.00-4.00 PM. Art talk between the artist and cultural editor Sara Meidell at 1 PM. Music with Fanny Källström och Sammy Schroderus between 3-4 PM. Opening festivities continues in the evening with dinner at 7 PM.

“MISSFÄRGADE GLASRUTOR” SOLO SHOW AT KRAMFORS KONSTHALL

In the exhibition “Missfärgade glasrutor” (stained glass windows), I will show an ongoing work in which I dig into the legacy after my art-interested grandfather: a slide archive of about 25,000 images depicting Western art and architecture. I paint water colors to scale, depicting the slide itself, where the frame, the label with handwritten text, dust, fingerprints and moisture damage constitute the core. Opening on March 16 at 12.00. The exhibition runs until April 9.

SEMINAR AT CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

I will participate in Chalmers AHA-festival on November 19. In a seminar with the title “From Cave Art to Smartphones” I will present my current art project based on an art-historical slide archive of nearly 30,000 images. The archive is a legacy of my grandfather. During the presentation, I will focus on cave paintings in box 1, “Iceage”. The seminar will be between 13.00-17.oo in Seminar RunAn.

PART OF THE GROUP SHOW “HUB 2.0”

I will participate in the “HUB 2.0” at Konstnärshuset in Stockholm with an opening on October 6th. The exhibition is part of the project ”Konsten att Delta: Bild&Form”. “Konsten att Delta” creates opportunities for artists of different backgrounds to connect and access new networks. The project aims partly at facilitating foreign-born visual artists (new arrivals and those who have been for a long time in the country) to enter and become part of the Swedish image and form industry and to allow the regional cultural life to be part of intercultural, international networks, also to highlight the visual artists that are rarely noted. It is structured as a ”mentorship program”. The exhibition run between October 6-November 1, 2018.

“NATURALIER” – A TWO-PERSON SHOW AT VÄNERSBORGS KONSTHALL

With an opening on October 5th I will participate in a two-person exhibition with artist Helena Piippo Larsson. As a starting point we have collected natural specimens – such as fossils, rocks, branches and pine cones. In Helena Piippo Larsson’s hands the often-overlooked components become thoroughly investigated and expanded. Through her drawings and bronze casts, the complexity of the small details is soon allowed to take over. Me, on the other hand, proceeds from fossils, stones and animal bones as I stretch the concept of truth. In the fictional character Jonas Falck – a misunderstood explorer from the late 18th century – I draw and sculpt a world inhabited by mutated animals and extinct sea creatures. “Naturalier” runs until November 17th.

EXHIBITING THE WORK AROUND JONAS FACK AT A GALLERY IN SOLNA, SWEDEN

Jonas Falck – a misunderstood explorer from the late 18th century – moves into a gallery inside a home for seniors in Solna, Sweden. New interesting encounters and theories are expected! The solo-show at BergaGalleriet runs between August 10 and September 12, 2018. Grand opening Friday 2.30-3.3o PM.

EXHIBITING TOGETHER WITH 17 ARTISTS IN 7 CHURCHES IN NYKÖPING

During the academic year 2017-2018 I’ve been a student at Konstfack (University of Arts, Craft and Design) in Stockholm. What is holy? What is spiritual? How can we reproduce and convey the feeling of holiness in image and art? How does the secular society relate to the Holy and the Spiritual? What are the political implications? These are some of the questions that have been discussed in the course Helighetens Bilder. I am one of seventeen artists who have now been given the opportunity to report their work in seven churches in Nyköping. Opening on June 2nd at 11.00 in church St. Nikolai, then bus tour to respective church. My work will be exhibited in the chapel of Francis.

EXHIBITING TOGETHER WITH 26 ARTISTS AT EPICENTER IN STOCKHOLM

I’m included in the Enter Art Foundation’s pop-up exhibition at Epicenter in Stockholm. The exhibition is part of the Stockholm Art Week. I will exhibit my large-scale water color “A world, for a Creature of the Border” as well as four drawings from my mutated animal kingdom. The exhibition runs between April 12-19.

“UTDÖDA VATTENVARELSER – ÅTERSKAPADE IAKTTAGELSER FRÅN FÅRÖ”
SOLO SHOW AT GALLERI GOTLAND, VISBY

The fictional character Jonas Falck – a misunderstood explorer from the late 18th century – has found his way back to the island of Gotland and Fårö. The show at Galleri Gotland runs between February 3-25, 2018.