proper CRAPism

A snapshot from last night at #cmykfame. When sun goes down hoodie goes up!

Crapism

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Work in progress

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Exhibition: Art for Aid at Gallery Momangen.

 

 

 

I have donated one of these etchings for the upcoming exhibition at Gallery Momangen in Stockholm, Sweden. Come join for the opening on the 1st of April!

The text below is taken from the invitation to the event. For more information pls contact the gallery. Please share and support the cause!!

Abyss

(In english below)

I höstas var vi frustrerade över flyktingsituationen och funderade på hur vi kunde hjälpa till. Då föddes idéen om Art For Aid. Två veckor senare hade över 50 konstnärer skänkt verk och fb-evenemanget hade mer 800 attendings. När vi öppnade dörren för att sälja verken var det redan kö utanför och på fyra timmar hade vi samlat in över 40 000 kr till förmån för barnen i Kobane.

Den fantastiska känslan av att kunna hjälpa och möta massa andra personer som också vill hjälpa var enormt stark och redan dagen efter insamlingen planerade vi en ny. Nu har vi samlat våra tankar och krafter och den 1 april är det dags igen – den här gången samlar vi in pengar till föreningen Habibi! – Ung på gatan som behöver pengar till bostadshyra och SL-kort åt papperslösa flyktingar i Stockholm.

Föreningen Habibi – Ung på gatan vänder sig till de minderåriga och unga vuxna som befinner sig på gatan men hjälper även äldre som av olika anledningar befinner sig i en socialt utsatt situation. De vänder sig främst till de nordafrikaner som lever under svåra sociala omständigheter i hela Europa, där myndigheter i många, för att inte säga de flesta fall, inte bemöter dessa barn, ungdomar och vuxna på ett värdigt och rättssäkert sätt. Omständigheter som förvärrats ytterligare eftersom Sverige nu har kommit överens med Marocko om återförandet av denna grupp.

Utöver hjälp i kontakten med Migrationsverket och Socialtjänsten och andra myndigheter, med jurister och gode män, driver Habibi! också frågan politiskt då Sveriges och andra länders agerande strider mot såväl barnkonventionen som de mänskliga rättigheter som denna grupp aldrig givits möjlighet att erfara.

 

English:
Last fall, we were frustrated by the refugee situation and thought about how we could help. The idea of Art Aid was then born. Two weeks later, over 50 artists had donated art and our FB event had more than 800 attendings. When we opened the door, there was already a queue outside and in four hours we had collected over 40 000 in favor of the children in Kobane.

The amazing feeling of being able to help, and meet lots of other people who also wanted to help was enormously strong and the day after the collection, we planned a new one. Now we have gathered our thoughts and forces and on the 1st of April it’s that time again – this time we will collect money for the association Habibi! – Youth on the street who need money for housing and SL cards for undocumented refugees in Stockholm.

Association Habibi – Youth on the street, help minors and young adults who are on the street but also older people who for various reasons find themselves in a socially vulnerable situation. They are primarily aimed at the North Africans living in difficult social circumstances in Europe, where the authorities in many, if not most cases, do not treat these children, adolescents and adults with dignity and the rule of law. Circumstances has worsened further since Sweden made an agreement with Morocco to return this group.

In addition to assistance in contacts with the Swedish Migration Board, the Social Services and other agencies, with lawyers and good men, Habibi! also tries to highlight this issue politically when Sweden and other countries actions violate both the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as basic human rights.

Photopolymer workshop at Vänersborgs Konstgrafiska Verkstad

A few photos from last weekend when I participated in a workshop on photopolymer printmaking at Vänersborgs Konsrgrafiska Verkstad.

Follow the link: http://www.konstgrafiska.se/internkurs-i-fotopolymer/

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Photo: Frida Leyon

Abyss – UV Copper Etching

“Abyss” – testprint

2016, Copper etching (UV), 15 x 20 cm

Printed at Vänersborgs Konstgrafiska  Verkstad and will be displayed at the exhibition “Konstrunda 2016” on the 5-6 of march 2016.

Abyss

Surface

Abyss UV

Abyss

New work, What if the blizzard….

Karro UV light 1100 x 800

What if the blizzard doesn´t insulate me, 2015, Ink/UV ink on paper, 56 x 77 cm

Karro daylight 1100 x 800

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Artist profile at Gallery Heike Arndt

Read more about me and my art on Gallery Heike Arndt website

Link to the profile HERE.

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Exhibition OPDAGELSER 2015

I am happy to announce that I will be part of the group exhibition OPDAGELSER 2015. The exhibition will be held at Gallery Heike-Arndt in Kettinge, Denmark.

The opening will be held on 7 november 2015 kl. 13:00 -17

The exhibition is on between Novembet 7 – December 21

Galleri Heike Arndt DK
Rågelundevej 9
4892 Kettinge (DK)
+45 60 90 24 81

Here are a few words about the exhibition (in danish). Enjoy!

Opdagelser samler de bedste kunstnere fra årets udstillinger – 14 ekstraordinære kunstneriske opdagelser fra USA, Finland, Tyskland, Japan, Poland, Schweiz og Sverige, der alle har forbindelse til Norden og Tyskland. Anssi Hanhela (FI), Anni Rapinoja (FI), Jussi Valtakari (FI) and Kari Södö (FI) arbejder med innovativ brug af naturens ressourcer i håndlavede objekter, der står side om side med street art og stærke og politiske udsagn. Oplev den skarpe, sociale kritik i værkerne af Pötter (DE), den stærke fremstilling af det moderne liv i værkerne af Karcher (DE) og Zagorska (PL). I Chisholm (US) and Lautners (UA) værker præsenteres vi for raffinerede tekniske færdigheder med stærk indflydelse fra street art i lag af udklip, stencils og spraymaling. Füredi & Lieshouts (DE/NL) og Johanssons (SE) kunstværker fører vores opmærksomhed hen på vores nuværende samfunds værdier. De eksperimenterende farverige malerier, af Kurihara (JP) og mangategninger af Yamakawa (JP) der undersøger menneskelige relationer, ensomhed og skrøbeligheden indbyder til fordybelse.Ved hjælp af deres unikke stil og omfattende brug af forskellige materialer, der rangerer fra papir, lærred, tekstil til træ vil kunstnerne tage dig med på en rejse gennem tegneteknik, malerkunst, street art og skulptur mm. Det bliver en rejse fuld af overraskelser og opdagelser! Urbane vibrationer, poetisk farvelægning og legende humor vil være din ledsagerske i denne udstilling, så det bliver med garanti interessant! Kom og vær med! Dette er en mulighed for at blive inspireret, begejstret og involveret. Der er noget for alle i Opdagelser!

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Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/204972283167098

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Please come join us!

Joe Hill featured in Saatchi online gallery

What!? This week my painting “Don´t waste any time in mourning. Organize!” is featured in Saatchi Online Gallery curated by Rebecca Wilson. Check it out HERE and remember that your investment is my playground.

Joe Hill small

 

Don´t waste any time in mourning. Organize!, 2014, ink on paper, 52 X 63 cm

1500 USD

saatchi online

 

……..and this is how the painting would look like if it was hanging in the IKEA catalague

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Collage/New-This-Week-5-25-2015/153961/104089/view

Exhibition “Fresh Legs 2015”

I am very happy to announce that I will be part of the exhibition “Fresh Legs 2015” opening at Gallery Heike-Arndt in Berlin on the 3rd of June 2015. The gallery is located at Voigstrasse 12, 10247 Berlin- Friedrichshain and the doors are opening at 7 pm and you are all welcome. At the bottom of the post you will find a brief introduction to the gallery and the exhibition in thier own words. If you need any more information you can contact the gallery here. Really looking forward to see you at the opening! Welcome!

Here is the link for the facebook invitation for the event. Pls share among the ones you love. https://www.facebook.com/events/1547219592213744/

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FINAL FRESH LEGS FM

 

“In the annual Fresh Legs open call exhibition 2015 Galleri Heike Arndt DK proudly presents 20 talented emerging, international artists with unique styles, techniques and materials. Key concepts include portraying aspects of humanity as well as concerns about the development of our current society as interpreted by the artist’s individual expressions. Fresh Legs brings bold street art influences mixed with crisp drawings, social criticism with a dash of humor and challenging installations, the result is a mesmerizing and exciting group show that radiates with color and movement.

A total of 99 artists applied with nearly 1,000 artworks for the Fresh Legs show. After a long and comprehensive screening process 20 artists were chosen. The Fresh Legs exhibition highlights a curated selection of these undiscovered rough artistic diamonds – and we are excited to follow their journey and see how they will cut and form their artistic edges. Experience the sharp social criticism in the works of Pötter (DE) and Gerstenberger (DE), the perfectly captured contemporary life in the works of Gallardo (CN/TT), Karcher (DE) and Zagorska (PL). In the pieces of Chisholm (US), Messaoudi (FR) and Lautner (UA) we are exposed to refined technical skills with strong influences from street art in layers of cut-outs, stencils and spray paint. The artworks of Koch (DE) and Furedi & Lieshout (DE/NL) brings our attention to the values of our current society in photographs and illustrations using a large dose of humor. In experimental use of materials and techniques – from stamp-like drawings, colorful paintings and sewn pigskin to plastic reflex-pieces used in traffic – the works of Weiser (DE), Zewnik (DE) Takuya (JP), Johansson (SE) and Trieba (DE) amaze and draw us in to examine them closer. Yamakawa (JP) and Innete (DE) explore human relationships, loneliness and the fragility of the fleeting moment in illustrations and drawings. The photographs of Kalian Lo (FR) and the drawings of Becker (DE) take us on a journey to explore the environment and abandoned places of our time.

Fresh Legs aim to promote yet undiscovered artists in drawing, street art, illustration, mixed media and similar fields. Galleri Heike Arndt DK offers a platform for artists from these fields to exhibit together and discuss the ideas highlighted in these contemporary art forms with each other and with the audience. A Berlin exhibition you absolutely do not want to miss!”

Sold paintings at Transition this!

Four paintings that was sold at “Transition this!” exhibition at Pansodan Gallery in Yangon, Myanmar last month. Stay tuned fore more information about the event-

Endless love for supporting my work. Your investment is my playground

Cash is queen1 56 x 77 cm

Cash is queen (SOLD), 2013, ink on paper, 56 x 77 cm.

The change saturday night fever version2 56 x 77 cm

 

The Change (saturday night fever version) (SOLD), 2013, ink on paper, 56 x 77 cm.

Diggers dance 56 x 76 cm

 

Diggers dance (SOLD), 2013, ink on paper, 56 x 77 cm.

Your investment is my playground 56 x 76 cm

 

Your investment is my playground (SOLD), 2013, ink on paper, 56 x 77 cm.