“NATURALIER” – A TWO-PERSON SHOW AT NÄSSJÖ KONSTHALL
With an opening on November 12th 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 becomes thoroughly investigated and expanded. Through her drawings and bronze casts the complexity of the small details are soon allowed to take over the room. Me, on the other hand, proceeds from fossils as I stretch the concept of truth. In the fictional character Jonas Falck – a misunderstood explorer from the late 18-century – I draw and sculpt a world inhabited by mutant animals and strange sea creatures. “Naturalier” runs until December 10th.
“HEM LJUVA HEM …? DRÖMMEN OM DET IDEALA” AT KUNGSBACKA KONSTHALL
I will participate in the group exhibition “Hem ljuva hem…? Drömmen om det ideala” (Home sweet home …? The dream of the ideal) at Kungsbacka konsthall. The exhibition runs between September 3 – November 6 with an opening at 1 PM on the 3rd.
To find a place to live in and make it home raises the question about what a home really is – more than a roof over your head. The dream of the ideal home can accommodate both aspirations and disappointments. This is the exhibitions main theme. Participating artists are Zandra Ahl – Anita Andersson & Kerstin Frii – Eva Arnqvist – Shwan Dler Qaradaki – Magdalena Dziurlikowska – Meta Isaeus Berlin – Lina Jaros – Petter Kreuger – Julia Olofsson – Ola Pehrsson – Ida-Lovisa Rudolfsson – Ida Rödén – Ulrika Sparre – Ann Strömland Väggö.
RECIPIENT OF A RESIDENCY AT THE BERGMAN ESTATE (BERGMANGÅRDARNA) ON FÅRÖ DURING MAY
I have arrived at Ängen house on Fårö, a house Ingmar Bergman built a few hundred meters away from his own house Hammar. During my weeklong residency at the Bergman Estate I plan to immerse myself in my invented explorer Jonas Falck. Then I will explore Ingman Bergman’s library, watch movies in his private cinema, walk along the beaches like the Fårö old man (Fårögubben) himself. Then I write a little and draw a bit. It feels good and to say I’m excited would be an understatement!
RECIPIENT OF A PROJECT GRANT THAT WILL SUPPORT THE PRODUCTION OF AN ARTIST BOOK
I’m excited to be awarded a project grant from Längmanska Kulturfonden to be used for the completion of an artist book regarding my invented explorer Jonas Falck and his mysterious findings.
PARTICIPAN IN LILJEVALCH’S JURIED SPRING SALON.
Four drawings inspired by the late 18th century imaginary explorer Jonas Falck will be part of Liljevalchs’ juried Spring Salon. Jonas Falck studied the mutated life following a meteorite impact in the northern region of Sweden. The exhibition will be held in Stockholm City Feb 12 – April 10, 2016.
RECIPIENT OF A SWEDISH GRANT!
Sparbanksstiftelsen Norrland award each year a young artists from the northern region of Sweden a stipend. This is a stipend you can’t apply to. I’m deeply honored to be the recipient of Sparbanksstiftelsen Norrlands Konstnärsstipendium 2015!
EXHIBITING ARTIST AT SCANDINAVIA’S BIGGEST ART EVENT
I am excited to be an exhibiting artist at OpenArt Örebro (Sweden), Scandinavia’s biggest art event. Contemporary art from all over the world is temporarily displayed in the city center, for everyone to experience it. People will encounter art in places they least expect it everywhere in the city center – on the street, shop windows, facades, on the water surface, around the castle or in parks. OpenART takes place June 14 – September 6, 2015.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS AT ARCHIPEL GALLERY, AMERSFOORT, NETHERLANDS
Archipel Gallery is hosting an international exhibition in April-May 2015. The theme is the transition from figurative art to abstraction, with particular inspiration from Mondrian’s development towards abstraction. One hundred years ago, in 1915, Mondrian exhibited his first abstracted paintings in Holland: the Pier & Ocean series, in which his first steps into ultimate abstraction was clear. My contribution will be two drawings from the series Sketches for impossible construction.
SWEDISH ART GRANTS COMMITTEE’S WORKING GRANT
I’m incredibly grateful to have been awarded the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s one-year working grant. Working grants are intended to provide professional artists with the opportunity to concentrate on and develop their artistic work.
A GLIMPS OF THE PROJECT “JONAS FALCK – A REJECTED EXPLORER’S OBSERVATIONS” WILL BE ON VIEW AT RICKLUNDGÅRDEN IN SAXNÄS, SWEDEN
If you are in the area around southern Lapland during this summer, make sure to stop by Ricklundgården in Saxnäs, Sweden, and have a look at a section of my latest project “Jonas Falck – a rejected explorer’s observations.” The project has been created during my residency stay as their Sparbanksstiftelsen Norrlands 2013 recipient. The exhibition will open on June 16th and run until end of August.