I’m a Swedish figurative artist with oil as a preferred medium. My studio is just outside Båstad, right next to an idyllic nature reserve on Bjärehalvön in Skåne.
Starting summer 2019, I have the great honor of being included in the BP Portrait Award at National Portrait Gallery, London. As they proudly state in their press material: “After 30 years, the BP Portrait Award still remains the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary practice.”
The human form, be it a figure or a face, is endlessly intriguing and challenging to me, so that’s what I choose to paint.
There’s an intimate relationship between oil and canvas that no other medium can rival, so I try to attack my paintings as honestly and intuitively as I can. I’m infatuated with the tactile quality of oil paint, so I like to build up the painting in layers with varying thicknesses and levels of abstraction.
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
Ulster National Museum, Belfast
Krapperups konsthall, Höganäs
Arvika konsthall, Arvika
Galleri Skaidi, Nikkaluokta
Galleri Åstugan, Nyköping
Galleri Minerva, Malmö
Kiruna stadshus, Kiruna
Romele konsthall, Lund