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SEVERINSSON
SEVERINSSON
Nationality: Swedish
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EDUCATION

2013 ”Art commissions in the public space”, HDK Göteborgs Universitet
1997 MA in European Fine Art 1,5 år, Winchester School of Art, Southampton University, England
1996 Atelier 17 Conterpoint Printmaking, Paris
1995 Hovedskous Målarskola, Göteborg

SOLO SHOWS (selection)

2015 Galleri Palm, Falsterbo
2014 Bergdala Konstgalleri, Växjö
2014 Galleri Konst i Karlstad, Karlstad
2013 Art Copenhagen med Galleri Jeanette Ölund, Köpenhamn
2012 Galleri Kulturmejan, Västra-Karup, Båstad
2011 Urban Disarray, Galleri Jeanette Ölund, Borås
2009 Galleri Kulturmejan, Västra-Karup, Båstad
2008 Galleri Anna H, Göteborg
1997 Trozos, Galleria Panorama, Barcelona, Spanien

GROUP SHOWS (Selection)

2014 Dear Bedfellows Dear Painting, Fullersta Gård, Huddinge
2014 Påsksalong, Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg
2012 Ankomst 2011, Konstnärshuset, Stora Galleriet, Stockholm
2012 Hallands Konstförenings Vårsalong (Jurybedömd) Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad
2009 Hallands Konstförenings Vårsalong (Jurybedömd) Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad
1998 Foreign Affairs, European Academy of Fine Art, Trier, Tyskland
1998 The Ida Branson Bequest Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Street, Somerset, England
1998 The Window Gallery Show, Etcetera Arts, San Francisco, USA
1997 Foreign Affairs, Can Felipa, Barcelona, Spanien
1997 XYLON 13 International Triennial of Relief Printing, Travelling Exhibition
1996 Salon de Printemps Association Artistique Suedoise, Paris, Frankrike

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2013 Skuggspel – Image on bike lane in Karlstad, Karlstad Kommun
2012 Inizio – Wallpainting at Inizio Sverige AB Head office, Göteborg
2011/12 With Trees – Digital images on glass and on doors at ubileumskliniken,
Sahlgrenska University hospital in Göteborg, Västra Götalandsregionen

"My paintings are technically perhaps both Abstract and Representational Art. These two in combination makes my art unique and suggests both realism and abstraction in my work without getting locked into one or the other. Also the element of surprise and humor is important in my work both in the finished result and in the process.

My paintings are created without a preconceived notion of a given place, and neither are they illustrative of imaginary places. Instead, while working in the studio, the immediacy of the painting practice establishes a place, in and of itself. After a spontaneous start of a painting I get more controlled as the work evolves, sometimes I try out an idea in Photoshop before making the last touch to the painting. This combination in method plays an important role in my work as well as the meeting between the recognizable and the abstract in which an interesting dialogue forms.

A reoccurring theme in my work is patterns and geometrical shapes in combination with recognizable figures and abstraction. I am inspired by structures, environments, architecture and patterns in the urban environment; it can be a detail on a building or a picture I´ve taken of a parking lot. It is the small forgotten details and non-decorative elements in industrial objects and environments that catch my eye. I sometimes use photos directly as part of the painting, for example using photocopy transfer or projecting the photo on to the canvas. The process of making the painting is important and I experiment with different ways of applying the paint for example using rubber scrapes as well as brushes. My way of approaching painting and the way it looks when finished is probably closer to printmaking than to classical painting.

The best work evolves out of a long struggle and the painting is finished when I have found the right balance and/or tension between the flowing abstract paint and the more organized patterns or figures."


Alexandra Severinsson, May 2010
 
 

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