I’m a contemporary sculptor from Viken in the south of Sweden. My artistic journey began in Florence in 2007. I completed a four year 19 century program at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Since then sculpture has been my full time occupation. The profession has taken me to many interesting places in the world and in life. The last four years I’we been based in Barcelona where I have my studio in the neighbourhood of Raval. Meanwhile I’we been teaching figurative sculpture, painting and drawing at the Barcelona Academy of Art, where I also managed the sculpture program. I produce my work in Spain but frequently exhibit it in Sweden with yearly exhibitions in Viken and Helsingborg. Through the years my sculptures have also ended up in private and public collections around the globe. The creative process is my passion and my drive. My intention is to make timeless art, raise questions about environmentalism and inspire joy for creativity.
I use a traditional representational sculpting method combined with an experimental and contemporary use of materials and expressions. My sculptures are first realized in clay using live models for reference. When the original is done I make a mold using silicone and plaster. The material of the final piece can vary. I try to always use materials that are harmless to myself and nature. I’m attracted to rough and natural textures that seem to have a life of their own, such as oxidized bronze, wood, rusty iron, bones etc. Sometimes I include found objects collected from nature or antique markets. The process has to be organic to allow the work to change and grow throughout it’s realisation. My work often become physical representations of my existential questions.
2010-2011 Figure studies, oil painting, Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
2007-2010 Diploma in Figurative Sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art, Italy
2017 Head collector, Solo exhibition, Kulturhotellet, Helsingborg, Sweden
2017 Figurativas Competition, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern
2012-2017 Konstrundan Nordvästra Skåne, Yearly exhibition
2012-2016 Bjäremålarnas sommarsalong, Båstad, Sweden, Yearly exhibition
2015-2016 Sommarsalong, Galleri Maralto, Smögen, Sweden, Group exhibition
2013-2015 Galleri Don Clarre, Torekov, Sweden, Yearly exhibition
2015 Sommarsalong, Galleri fabriken, Torekov, Sweden
2014 “Barcelona Academy of Art. MEAM, Barcelona, Spain
2013 “Figuratively speaking” Gallery Jager och Jansson, Lund, Sweden.
2013 Yoshio Nakajima Art Center, Råå, Sweden
2012 The Florence Academy of Art’s sixth alumni exhibition, Italy
2012 Kullasalongen, Juried exhibition, Krapperup, Nyhamnslage, Sweden
2011 Bernie Horton Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
2011 Haas collective gallery, Cape town, South Africa
2011 Il Palio“God’s own country” Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy
2011 Locanda degli Artisti, Florence, Italy
Acknowledgements and Awards
2017 Figurativas competition, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona, Spain
2013 Höganas city culture prize, Höganäs Sweden
2012 Art Renewal Centre, honorable mention Sculpture Category
2009-2010 Full tuition scholarship, Florence Academy of Art (FAA) Florence, Italy
2009 Best drawing of the year, FAA Sculpture department, Florence, Italy
2009 Spring tuition scholarship FAA, Florence, Italy
2008 Makarna Lindequists grant for promising artists, Göteborg, Sweden
2017 “Shiny happy people” Commission for Helsingborgshem, Sweden
2013 Restoration of Eric Ruth, terracotta statue for the city of Höganäs, Sweden
2010 Altar ornament for St. Josephs Cathedral in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on assignment by sculptor, Cody Swanson.
2009-2010 Special effects masks for opera and theatre, Fillistrucchi, Florence, Italy.
2013-2017 Director of the sculpture program and principal instructor of academic drawing and sculpture at Barcelona Academy of Art, Barcelona, Spain
2013-2017 Private tutoring in academic drawing and sculpture
2014 Instructor of portraiture sculpture and cast making, Torekov Art Centre
2013 Instructor, drawing class, Pictura, Lund, Sweden
2012 Instructor of Photography, Bladins High school, Malmö, Sweden
2010-2011 Drawing instructor Florence Academy of Art, Sculpture department, Florence, Italy