Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Exhibition coming up: children's books

my son wanted to take part when I was taking photos of my paper cuts for my book  "Allra Bästaste vänner". I've been working far too much lately so he's been pissed off: "you love working first, then me"

In two weeks (counting from Saturday) I will participate in an exhibition of children's books at Bokskåpet. I'm exhibiting together with my talented fellow students from HDK (that excellent course I followed last semester). Not only will we exhibit spreads from our books, some of us will also read from our books.

Here you can read all about it and see an image compilation (click on "Bildspel visa" in the upper right corner)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

moving to my new studio

new studio

.... versus old studio

The moving is fairly easy - I'm moving to a new studio in the same building on the same floor. I've been having my studio here for 3,5 years, worked here for 6 separate exhibitions - and it was simply getting too small.

... but the big question is; will my new studio still seem big after all my stuff gets in there?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Time to apply for my summer course in screen printing at HDK!

Summer will be here faster than you might think ...
- You can already now apply for the course in screen printing big format that I will teach at HDK during June and August! The course is in collaboration with KKV (artists' collective workshops) where the actual printing will take place. 

Monday, February 18, 2013


On demand I've simplified my suggestion for that art piece in the stairs of a school (photo montage above). Let's hope they'll go for this one.

And yes, this girl is still working every day! I've been so busy I've not even been active on Instagram ... Tomorrow I'm starting a new creative school project - a wall painting project again. And next week - yes yes yes!!! - I'll start moving into my new studio!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

some photos from my exhibition + review

Yesterday there was a review of my exhibition in Borås Tidning. A review that I'm very happy about! ... and just some minor things that weren't really correct - or misunderstandings; I might not have been as clear about things as I thought (?) (what you might wonder? The ex-Beatle Paul MacCartNEy hasn't had any influence on my art - I mentioned though that an art critique had compared how I treated a subject to Paul MacCarthy... And the only one I've consciously glanced at while painting is Bacon. Saville/Freud are good painters though. And - yes, I've put money aside to be able to put together this exhibition as I've worked for it for two years - being an investment that can't pay off until exhibited - but I wouldn't say I've used my savings ... haven't had any savings the last 10 years making a living as an artist. This said - probably just me who cared or noticed. The important thing after all is that I felt this journalist understood my paintings!)

Friday, February 08, 2013

Welcome to my opening tomorrow!

Yesterday we finished hanging my exhibition.

Welcome to the opening tomorrow 12:00-16:00

Österlånggatan 16

If you can not come to the opening, don't worry; you have until the 2nd of March!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

how busy should you appear to be?

almost done today with the model for my suggestion for a public art piece for a school (presentation on Friday)
I almost didn't get asked to sketch for this commission as the art consultant thought, when reading my blog in December, that I probably was too busy  ...

(She didn't know about my super powers)