ARTIST'S STATEMENT After painting years (since 1982) traditional oil paintings, mostly portraits and still life, I started experimenting with clay sculptures in 1990 to find something new. Modeling tiny figures in clay, I started using those miniature sculptures as models to my paintings. By 1990-91 I had created my own ism: MARUism- " Manifestations Anim?es dans la R?alit? Unique ". Human relations, meetings, feelings and everyday happenings metamorphosed into animal-like forms in colourful worlds, expressed in a kind of subconscious world between Dal? and Disney with a touch of Gauguin.
Biography: EXHIBITIONS Halsotorget, Katrineholm 2007 Graphic, The Corner, Katrineholm Art Hall&Library, Sweden, 2005 Angels, Gallery Filippa , Katrineholm, Sweden, december 2004 Halsans Hus, Katrineholm, Sweden 2004 “Wide and Broad”, Katrineholm and Hall, Sweden, December 2003 “The Love Week”, Halsans Hus, Katrineholm, Sweden 2003, 2007 The Kullbergska Hospital, Katrineholm, Sweden summer 2003 The Salon of TheRefused, Katrineholm Art Hall&Library, Sweden, December 2002 Art-e-mail, International Art Fair, Marbella, Spain, July 2002 “Many Faces”, Katrineholm Art Hall&Library, Sweden, June-Sept 2002 “Cards to New York”, Mace Gallery, NY, USA, Nov 2001 Internet International Art Contest IIAC, Japan 2000 Djulo Manor Caf?, Katrineholm, Sweden, April 2000 “The Sormland Trail”, Katrineholm Art Hall, Sweden, April-August 2000 Art-e-mail, MAC21 International Contemporary ArtFair, Malaga, Spain 1999 Galleri Vadeau, Stockholm, Sweden 1998 Frolunda Kulturhus, Goteborg, Sweden 1998 Galleri New Form, Sparreholm, Sweden 1997 Karlshamn Art Hall, Karlshamn, Sweden 1997 Galleri Backa Konst, Malmo, Sweden 1996 The Artists' International Art Exchange, Malmkoping, Sweden1995 Galleri Heagard, Halmstad, Sweden 1995 Stenhusgarden, Linkoping, Sweden1995 Konst at alla, Akers Styckebruk, Sweden 1994 Kulturum, Katrineholm, Sweden 1991, 93, 95, 96, 97 Galleri Aengeln, Katrineholm, Sweden 1991, 93, 95 "The Art Club Clubs", Katrineholm, Sweden 1992-2000 JURIED SHOWS The Sormland Salon, Nykoping, Sweden 1992 The May Salon, Katrineholm, Sweden 1992 The Sormland Salon, Sodertalje, Sweden 1993 ONE-PERSON SHOWS The Art Window, Katrineholm, Sweden 1991, 94, 96, 98, 99 Kulturum, Katrineholm, Sweden 1992, 94 Galleri New Form, Sparreholm, Sweden 1995,96 CONTESTS International Art Contest, Art Dept., Australia 1999, 2000, 2001 Internet International Art Contest IIAC, Japan 2000 COMMISSIONS The New Year Revue, stage set, Katrineholm, Sweden 1997 The International Women's Day, "Cathrine", miniature sculpture, Katrineholm, Sweden 1997 June-July 1993, "Solidarity", oil painting for The Youth Center, Katrineholm, Sweden EDUCATION Draftsman, RATO Technical Institute, Espoo, Finland 1980-81 Self-taught 1981-1987 Kjesaeter Folk High School; Esthetic course, Vingaker, Sweden 1987-89 (Kjesaeter course was what you might call Junior College or a workshop, schooling after Senior High but before University) Shorter courses in drawing, watercolor and graphics 1991-1995 PUBLICATIONS: STUDIO Notes, CA,USA, Number 29, May-June2000 ”Marja-Liisa Iivonen Interview” BIBLIOGRAPHY: ”Magpie” linocut in Simple Printmaking/Gwen Diehn , Lark Books 2000
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