The graffiti wall which used to be a “landscape” painting

Back in 2014 I donated a 12 meter long painting to Höganäs Kommun to make a legal graffiti wall. After some hesitation they accepted the offer and the wall was erected and immediately became a success! This photo was from August 2014 when it had just been up for a couple of days. After the first mediocre graffiti it soon got covered with spray paint and my original painting was covered up. Check my blog posts from the summer of 2012 (June and July) to see how the painting was made and where it was placed in a beautiful landscape.

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After some time a storm blew the entire wall over and destroyed it. By then the decision makers liked the idea so much that they erected a permanent concrete wall! A few days ago I stopped by to document it and these are the photos.

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Next to the wall a local graffiti artist has built and painted this incredible snake!

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Two new landscapes

This one is called Måne över Skälderviken (Moon over Skälderviken) and it is 30 x 30 cm.

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And this is called Nattliga Faror (Dangers at Night) and it is 30 x 36 cm. Both done in the past few days.

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Impossible to translate…

Another new painting, same size as the precious, 13,5 x 45 cm. Oil on plywood. The Swedish title “Där en hund ligger begraven” is not so easy to translate…

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Another landscape

Another painting done, this one is 13,5 x 45 cm, oil on plywood. An Arild summer sunset.

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Fixed an old painting

Still active in the studio, too early to show results, but I changed the background of this painting a few days ago.

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Trivial pursuit

I have been dabbling in some landscape exercises. This is the latest. 48 x40 cm, oil on plywood. Midsummer Sunset. I have also been a bit slowed down by an accident involving 28 stitches to my head, mostly concealed by the hair. I was extremely lucky and yesterday had the stitches removed and feeling surprisingly good!

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A commission for Netflix

Netflix are producing a series called Chambers and I have been asked to provide some art… two pieces in various stages of progress.

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Not my cup of tea

I am not doing more work on this piece. I can’t motivate myself to do more. Ok, it is fun in a way, but I did not really enjoy working on it. Maybe it is subconsciously a piece commenting the sad policy of separating children from their parents?

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Strange experiment

I am currently working on a piece that is strange. I don’t feel convinced about this project, but have to try it out.

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New work

Now I am gearing up my output. This is the most recent piece, 50 x 50 cm, oil and spray paint on plywood. Wondering if I got permanent residency to the USA (green card) at the wrong time, during this sad period in the history of that great country?

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