Kulturhotellet Helsingborg

Saturday August 31 at 2 in the afternoon my exhibition at Kulturhotellet in Helsingborg opens. Welcome!!

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Utter simplicity?

I have been working on a couple of series of very “simple” paintings. Since I am working with the plywood grain, I am trying to keep it simple and it takes self discipline to stop and not overdo it. These three paintings are 24 x 16 cm each. For now I call them Horizons.

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What should I call the show?

I am working on a few pieces to take back with me for the August show in Helsingborg. These pieces are indicating times gone by.

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How can it be so hard?

My third diptych is in the works, but it is taking time. I have rarely struggled so much with a piece as this one…? This morning it looked horrible, scary. Let it rest for a while.

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Slow progress

Even though I am not updating my site so frequently, I am working and preparing. I had to make a temporary frame since I need to be able to take these artworks apart to bring them back to Sweden for my August exhibition in Helsingborg.

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Working on new stuff

Back in Santa Fe and my wonderful studio. After having pulled a lot of weeds I am now busy working on new ideas. I have worked on a couple of new steel pieces and I have painted quite a bit. This is a diptych I am currently working on. Each part is 38 x 30 cm.

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Searching for new ideas

After the Studio Tour in south Sweden at Easter and the following week, with around 2000 enthusiastic visitors, it is time to search for new ideas. A lot of people have asked how I come up with the ideas for some of my work and it is hard to give a simple answer. I generally say I am on a journey, something like a hike in nature. When you reach an opening or a hill, you can see a bit further and then you become curious of what is behind the next bend or beyond the next hill, so you keep moving and gradually you learn more and more. It is important not to stop, to keep being curious and eager to find new ways, but to also do this from the core of your work. I will have an exhibition at Kulturhotellet in Helsingborg in August and I am looking for ideas about what to show there. Since I sold 35 pieces of art during the studio tour, there is a need for new works, so I will need to get busy.

A four day visit with Lucas & Måna in Detroit will surely open up ideas. The visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts was fantastic. One of the most important art collections in the USA and a very nice museum! Rodin’s The Thinker is placed outside the entrance to the museum.

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Amazing weekend!

In spite of absolutely amazing weather the entire Easter weekend, around 1800 incredibly happy, friendly and enthusiastic people came to our house to see my art (and Andrea’s photos). The Studio Tour will continue for another six days, Tuesday –Friday between 4 and 7 in the afternoon/evening and 10 to 6 Saturday and Sunday. Welcome!

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