Contemporary art in oil and other media
Most of my works are oil
paintings, but for quick experimental work I also enjoy the
free, floating, abstract qualities of thin washes of acrylics and
watercolour. I also sometimes mix oil with encaustic.
Paintings on canvas
Today I use stretched canvas for most of my paintings.
This flexible, yet strong support is particularly well suited for
my particular painting technique.
My abstract work is seldom abstracted from anything specific
in the material world, although they often contain references to
landscape, townscape, and other memories from my experience. Above
all, I use emotive colour, abstract shapes and surface texture to
create visual metaphors for contemporary life.
Even if most of my abstract paintings are essentially
non figurative and can probably best be classified as non-representational
and sometimes even non-objective
mindscapes, they also contain plenty of elements that balance
just on the border between abstraction and representation.
Lately my work has become increasingly representational - still life, landscape and sometimes portraits.
As an expressionist artist I'm interested in expressing
emotions and inner states of mind rather than describing my impressions
of the material world.
Artists that inspire me
I am particularly interested in the works of a variety
of expressionist artists, from Van
Gogh and the Scandinavian artists Edvard
Munch and August
Strindberg to the completely abstract paintings of the American
Abstract Expressionist artists Rothko
Diebenkorn. I am also fascinated by the works of the German
contemporary abstract expressionist artist (neo-expressionist) Anselm
Kiefer, whose art rekindled my interest in the ancient Nordic
Over the years I haveI exhibited my paintings regularly, mainly in London,
Stockholm, and elsewhere in England and Sweden, but also in a variety of other
countries, especially in Europe, but also in the USA, China, South Korea and Israel. I am a member of Uppsala
Konstnärsklubb (Uppsala Artist Association) and KRO (The Swedish Artists Association)..
Gallery 1, Uppsala, March 17 - April 1 2018 (Still life and landscape).
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