Trying out some linoleum cuts and realizing I need some new and sharp carving tools.
Test print results with regular acrylic paint. Turned out alright but I need something with much more pigments. Guessing that offset ink will do the work.
I also found an old-school overhead projector the other day in a second hand store. 100 SEK which in my opinion is a bargain.
Like a drone pilot I was miss informed. This piece, “Airmail af Sweden”, 2013, ink on paper, 52 X 74 cm is still available and for sale for 9000 SEK at the Spring salon/Vårsalongen exhibition at Liljevalchs. The exhibition is up and running until 23rd of March. Contact the gallery for details:
Just got back from the vernissage and opening weekend of the well recognized Vårsalongen 2014 (Spring salon 2014) at Liljevalchs Art Gallery in Stockholm. The show is up and running until 23rd of March. If you have the chance I would highly recommend you to give it a try. 152 artist and almost 300 incredible pieces of work are on display and I am sure that everyone can find something they really love. I was very lucky to be accepted with four paintings from the “Distance of War” series for the show and so far three of them have found new owners. Thank you very much for supporting me. Your investment is my playground.
“Killa beez” in the catalogue
If you want to learn more about my art, specifically for this show, you can check out my personal page on Liljevalchs website HERE. Sorry, only in Swedish, but a translate tool will do the work. Pls like and share the page but pushing the different button on the bottom of the page. If you like it and want to spread the word that is.
To see more detailed photos of the paintings you will find them on my gallery page on my site. or wait, here are some shortcuts.
Iranian Airmail SOLD
CCCP Airmail SOLD
Below you will find a few random shoots from the opening night.
The dream team: My two great friends more known as KOJA ORDN at the pre-opening night.
Me and my brother representing Southstreet
5,867 visitors came for the opening during the weekend. 54,000 MORE are expected to come until they shutting down the show on 23rd of March. Don´t miss out on it.
Opening hours at Liljevalch are:
Thank you everyone that are supporting me and my art. It means everything. Thumbs up. Respect
I am very happy to announce that I have been accepted to InQbator mentoring program for arts and culture in Lilla Edet 2014. Perfect timing to get some work done in my newly renovated studio!
InQbator is a mentoring program focusing on gender equality and creative financing which aims to support emerging artist in Lilla Edet municipality. 12 artist have been selected and during one year we will have access to selected mentors for guidance in our artistic development. During this period GAC will also arrange five lectures covering subjects as; Art and its role in the society, creative financing, networking etc. The lectures are open for the public and will be held at Folkets hus in Lilla Edet. They will announce all the details on their webpage. Keep yourself updated since there are limited seats. Information about the first lecture you can find HERE.
A soon as I have more details I will post updates about the InQbator program and our progress.
My latest triptych “Undisciplined tribe I-III” and some old portraits of Yangon Finest aka YSA crew was just published in the latest issue of the online art magazine Platform58. The magazine is managed by Mark Longbottom and I am very happy he gave me the opportunity to be part in the latest issue. Below you will see some screenshots of the pages where my art is represented but I suggest that you checking out the COMPLETE ISSUE – 041 – December 2013 since it contains a lot of great art and artist. Enjoy and thanks for having me!
I also found my good friend and fellow artist Deadline on page 19 with some of her amazing pieces from the streets of Kathmandu.
As for now I am building my permanent studio in order to get back to the lab and start painting. Stay tuned for updates. Respect.
Last week I got the great news that I was accepted for Liljevalchs spring salon 2014 (read more in Swedish). Out of 8805 pieces of work sent to the jury (mixed media but mainly paintings) 4 of my recent drone stamps was accepted. I will display my art together with 152 other emerging and amazing artists starting on the 24th of January 2014. The show is open until 23rd March.
With their own words Liljevalchs art gallery and their the spring salon is:
“The Liljevalchs exhibition programme is directed at both the wider public and those especially interested in a particular artistic output or art and design currents. The opening of each new artistic year is marked by the famous jury-selected Spring Salon.
The Liljevalchs art venue belongs to the City of Stockholm and was opened back in 1916 as the first independent, public museum for contemporay art in Sweden. The building is the work of Carl Bergsten and is situated amidst the captivating natural surroundings of Djurgården Island in Stockholm.
Liljevalchs konsthall is under the direction of Mårten Castenfors.”
Liljevalchs is located at: Djurgårdsvägen 60, Djurgården, Stockholm
This is one of the paintings I will display at the spring salon opening. The piece is titled “Iranian Airmail” (2013) and is part of the “Distance of War” series I have been working on during 2013. The basic concept for these painting is to remake exciting airmail stamp from countries dealing with and developing drone technology. It is about a computerized and de-humanized military complex where even soldiers on the ground becomes alienated in their role as saviors. The paintings are made up by compositions of words that are being stamped, using rubber letter stamps and multiple layered stencil and rebuilt into an re-sized modified airmail stamp. This painting measures 52 x 74 cm on aquarelle paper.
More information about the Spring salon exhibition in a bit. Click for further contacts. Hope to see you at the opening, welcome!
While in Nepal for my exhibition “Mark my Words” at Image Ark Gallery I also got the chance to meet some amazing and talented artists. Especially Sadhu-X aka Aditya Aryal and Deadline aka Shraddha Shresta from the art collective Artlab who I did a collaboration with (see below). I am also very grateful and honored of having them as opening speakers at my exhibition. Big up for the sweet words. Also, thank you very much for sharing everything with me about your work and the art scene in Nepal. I really hope that our paths will cross in a near future. For those of you not familiar with the urban art scene in Nepal I suggest you to check out their work. They got some sweet skills and good hearts. Below you will also find some random shots from the Artlab studio. But first our little collaboration in the streets of Kathmandu. check it.
Cap and Sadhu-X opposite the National stadium
Cap and Sadhu-X collab on unknown street of Kathmandu
Sadhu-X in action, Street unknown
Tattoo machine/satellite detail of above piece
various pieces from Artlab studio. I got myself some screen prints from the collection in the lower part of the photo!