102 Watercolor Paintings By Swedish Artist Lars Eje Larsson

Lars Eje Larsson Painting

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Lars Eje Larsson Painting

Watercolor Paintings By Swedish Artist Lars Eje Larsson

In my painting I move between different image worlds, which can shift from purely abstract to purely figurative. Most often I find myself in a figurative painting with semi-abstract elements. My way of working switches between intuitive painting and working with copies or depictions of reality. Sometimes a mix of these.

The most important thing in my painting is the light and color. I try to depict moods and space where the light plays the most important part. Composition and color are also important elements in my creation of images. I work mainly in watercolor and acrylic. In my watercolor painting, contrasts and opposites have great significance in charging the image. It is light against dark, wet against dry, distinct against diffuse, etc.

Different watercolor techniques coexist on the same image area. The moods in my acrylics are also based on contrasts and contradictions in the visual expression itself. A kind of dualism. I paint a scene where the interpretations can be many and ambiguous, where the viewer writes the story.

For me, all painting, both as a practitioner and an observer, is about the will to move and be moved. To go outside yourself and become one with something bigger.

I mitt måleri rör jag mig mellan olika bildvärldar som kan växla från rent abstrakta till rent figurativa. Oftast befinner jag mig i ett figurativt måleri med inslag av halvabstrakta element. Mitt arbetssätt växlar mellan intuitivt måleri och att arbeta med förlagor eller avbildning av verkligheten. Ibland blir det en mix av dessa.

Det väsentligaste i mitt måleri är ljuset och färgen. Jag försöker gestalta stämningar och rumsbildning där ljusspelet är den viktigaste komponenten. Komposition och färgkomposition är också viktiga element i mitt bildskapande. Jag arbetar huvudsakligen i akvarell och akryl.

I mitt akvarellmåleri har kontraster och motsatser stor betydelse för att ladda bilden. Det är ljus mot mörker, vått mot torrt, distinkt mot diffust o.s.v. Olika akvarelltekniker som samsas på samma bildyta. Men även mina stämningsbilder i akryl bygger på att det finns kontraster och motsättningar i själva bilduttrycket.

En slags dualism. Jag målar upp en scen där tolkningarna kan vara flera och mångtydiga, men där betraktaren själv skriver in berättelsen.

För mig handlar egentligen allt måleri, både som utövare och betraktare om viljan att beröra och viljan att bli berörd. Att gå utanför det egna jaget och bli ett med något större.

 

Lars Eje Larsson Gallery


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Biography:
SEPARATUTSTÄLLNINGAR I URVAL

2017
Galerie aux quatre vents, St Julien, Frankrike
Varabygdens konstförening, Vara
Slottet Partille Konstförening

2016
Galleri Lars Hjelm, Karlstad

2015
Galleri Uddenberg, Göteborg
Orusts Konsthall

2014
Galleri Nord, Örebro
Galleri Persgården, Visingsö
Edsbyns Kommun

2013
Galleri Abante, Stockholm
Grästorps Konstförening
Hamar Kunstforening, Norge

2012
Galleri Uddenberg, Göteborg
Galerie aux quatre vents, St Julien, Frankrike

2011
Galleri Natthagen, Løten, Norge
Kumla Konsthall
Galleri Sander, Norrköping

2010
Höörs Konsthall
Galleri Abante, Stockholm
Galleri Vättern, Motala

2009
Lilla Galleriet, Umeå
Tidaholms Konsthall
Galleri Nord, Örebro
Vadstena Konstgalleri

2008
Galleri Olsson & Uddenberg, Göteborg
Konstfrämjandet Västra Götaland, Uddevalla
Slottet Partille Konstförening

2007
Galleri Holm, Malmö
Galleri Victoria, Halmstad
Galerie aux quatre vents, St Julien, Frankrike

2006
Piteå Konsthall
Galleri Abante, Stockholm
Galleri Vättern, Motala

2005
Lidköpings Konsthall
Galleri Gahnström, Strängnäs
Galleri Nordstrand, Oslo, Norge
Ateljé Blocking, Tibro
Galleri Tinnert, Falköping

2004
Galleri Stenlund, Stockholm
Färgelanda Konsthall
Galleri Nord, Örebro
Galleri Olsson & Uddenberg, Göteborg

2003
Galleri Sjöhästen, Nyköping
Galerie aux quatre vents, St Julien, Frankrike
Slottet Partille Konstförening

2002
Galleri Abante, Stockholm
Galleri Vättern, Motala

2001
Galleri Olsson & Uddenberg, Göteborg
Galleri Holm, Malmö
Galleri Victoria, Halmstad
Galleri Kom & Se Värnamo

2000
Galleri Remi, Östersund
Galleri Nord, Örebro
Vadstena Konstgalleri

1999
Galleri Linné, Uppsala
Galleri Nordens Bilder, Kungälv
Galleri Zäta, Ystad
Galleri Konstgården, Tranås

1998
Galleri Kråkeslätt, Bromölla
Konstfrämjandet Norrköping
Galleri Bergström, Jönköping
Galleri Katarina, Stockholm
Galleri Colon, Floby
Galleri Victoria, Halmstad
Galleri Vättern, Motala

1997
“One man show” Galleri 33 Stockholm Art Fair
Galleri Mossebacken (Saltarvet,) Fiskebäckskil
Flaménska Galleriet, Borås
Galleri 33, Göteborg
Galleri Nord, Örebro

1996
“One man show” Galleri 33 Stockholm Art Fair
Galleri 33, Göteborg
Bovall gallery, Bovallstrand
Slottet Partille Konstförening

1995
Galleri 33, Göteborg
Galleri Victoria, Halmstad

1993
Galleri Konst & Form, Uddevalla
Galleri 17, Stockholm
Galleri Trollhättan

1992
Rådhusgalleriet, Kungälv
Caroli Konstgalleri, Borås
Galleri Majnabbe, Göteborg

1991
Galleri Flädie, Bjärred

1990
Galleri Koch, Stenungsund
Galleri Konst & Form, Uddevalla

1989
Borås Konstgalleri
Galleri Lorensberg, Göteborg

1988
Galleri Trollhättan

1987
Galleri Konst & Form, Uddevalla

1986
Galleri 11:an, Älvängen

1985
Galleri Majnabbe, Göteborg

1983
Galleri Kasen, Vänersborg

1982
Galleri Kasen, Vänersborg
SAMLINGSUTSTÄLLNINGAR I URVAL

Galleri Uddenberg 2010–
Galleri Olsson & Uddenberg Göteborg 1997–2010
Göteborgs konstnärsklubb medlemsutställningar 1983–2012

2017
Re-interpretation of International Contemporary Watercolor, Wien, Österrike
Lingang International Watercolor Exhibition, Shanghai, Kina
Galleri Maralto, Smögen

2016
Art Museum in Shandong, Kina
Hai-Shang Art and Cultural Center, Shanghai, Kina
Galleri Anna H, Bovallstrand
Galleri Maralto, Smögen

2015
International Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition Tour in China
Taicang Museum and Suzhou Ming Gallery of Art, Bingzhou, Kina
Svenska Ambassaden, Wien, Österrike
Galleri Solhem, Rabbalshede

2014
“Fyra kamrater”, NP 33 Galleri Sanders, Norrköping

2013
Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm

2012
International Watercolour Festival Genova, Italien

2008
Galleri Miquela Nicolau, Felanitx, Mallorca
Bovall gallery, Bovallstrand

2007
Nordisk Akvarell 2007 Ronneby, Luleå, Sollentuna

2006
Konstbiennal Ameland, Nederländerna
Göteborgs konstförening
Edsviks konsthall “Aqua di colori”

2004
Vetlanda museum “Akvarell”
Galleri Dunér, Göteborg

2003
Edition Bengt Tornvall Stockholm Art Fair
Väsby konsthall
Galleri Dunér, Göteborg

2002
Edition Bengt Tornvall Stockholm Art Fair
Galleri Nordstrand, Oslo, Norge
Galleri Dunér, Göteborg

2001
Edition Bengt Tornvall Art Copenhagen, Danmark
Väsby konsthall
Galleri Dunér, Göteborg

2000
Edition Bengt Tornvall Art Copenhagen, Danmark

1999
Galleri Baggen, Stockholm
Alkstrand Brodin Gallery, Singapore
European Network, Thessaloniki, Grekland

1997
International Print Biennal Bulgaria -97, Varna, Bulgarien
Galleri Smedjan, Skabersjö
Ekerum Konsthall, Öland
Bovall gallery, Bovallstrand

1996
Ekerum Konsthall, Öland
Nordisk Akvarell, Christiansand, Siden och Tønsberg, Norge
Galleriföreningen på Göteborgs Konsthall och Konstmuseum
Bovall gallery, Bovallstrand

1995
Galleriföreningen på Göteborgs Konsthall och Konstmuseum

1994
Krapperup Konsthall, Höganäs

1993
Samkonst Landskrona Konsthall
Galleri Smedjan, Skabersjö

1992
Malmö kommun konstförening

1991
Söderslätts Konstförening, Trelleborg
Galleri Smedjan, Skabersjö

1990
Borås Konstgalleri
UTBILDNING

1988
KKV Litografi för yrkeskonstnärer

1977–1980
Bildlärare Umeå Universitet

1975–1976
Kv:s Konstskola

1974–1975
Konstvetenskap Gbgs Universitet

1972
Gerlesborgsskolan
REPRESENTERAD / INKÖPT

2017
Vara kommun

2016
Karlstads kommun

2015
Orust kommun

2014
Örebro kommun
Ovanåkers kommun
Örebro Läns Landsting

2012
Båstads kommun

2011
Løten kommune

2009
Örebro Läns Landsting

2007
Västra Götalands läns landsting
Grästorp Kommun
Ale Kommun

2006
Piteå Kommun
Norrbottens Läns Landsting
Kungälvs Kommun

2005
Lidköpings kommun
Ale Kommun

2004
Lerums Kommun
Västra Götalands läns landsting
Örebro Läns Landsting

2003
Sörmlands Läns Landsting

2002
Motala kommun

2001
Malmöhus Läns Landsting

2000
Hallands Läns Landsting

1999
Uddevallas Kommun
Ale Kommun
Lerums Kommun
Kungälvs Kommun

1998
Grästorp Kommun

1997
Göteborgs Konstnämnd
Göteborg och Bohus Läns Landsting
Örebro Läns Landsting

1996
Göteborg och Bohus Läns Landsting
Jönköpings Kommun

1995
Göteborg och Bohus Läns Landsting

1994
Lindesbergs Kommun

1993
Skaraborgs Läns Landsting
Essunga Kommun
Falköpings Kommun

1992
Statens Konstråd
Göteborgs Konstnämnd
Göteborg och Bohus Läns Landsting
Mölndals Kommun
Kungälvs Kommun

1991
Lerums Kommun
Svedalas Kommun

1990
Stenungsunds Kommun

1989
Statens Konstråd
Göteborg och Bohus Läns Landsting

1987
Uddevallas Kommun

1986
Ale Kommun

1985
Statens Konstråd
Göteborgs Konstnämnd
Mölndals Kommun
Härrydas Kommun

1983
Älvsborgs Läns Landsting

1982
Älvsborgs Läns Landsting
Vänersborgs Kommun
OFFENTLIG UTSMYCKNING

1991
Foajé Kontorshus Stora Badhusgatan Göteborg
STIPENDIER

1996
Göteborg stads kulturstipendium
Göteborgs Konstnärsklubbs arbetsstipendium

1985
Göteborgs diskussionsklubbs kulturstipendium
PEDAGOGISKA UPPDRAG

1990–
Föredrag och seminarier i akvarell, akvarellteknik samt experimentell akvarell

1984–
Kurser i akvarell och experimentell akvarell, i egen och andras regi

1995–2010
Måleri och teckning vid Nösunds målarskola

1980–1992
Bild- och formlärare i ungdomsskolan
MEDLEMSSKAP

K.R.O.
B.U.S.
Konstnärscentrum Väst (KC-Väst)
Nordiska Akvarellsällskapet
Göteborgs Konstnärsklubb (Ordförande 1993-1998, Hedersordförande 1998-)
Galleri Majnabbe Göteborg (Ordförande)
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Member of KRO BUS, Artist Center West, (KC-West), Nordic Watercolor Society and Gothenburg Artist Club Chairman 1993- 1998 Honorary-chairman since 1998.) Chairman into gallery Majnabbe Gothenburg.

10 watercolor 2/11 Lars Eje Larsson – an expressive colorist When we finally met for an interview – Lars Eje Larsson has Had been on my wish list for several years – had he just arrived Home from a trip in India The inscriptions from there did not yet have Once he puts track in his painting, they will surely come true to do.

In the studio there were a number of paintings with motifs from including a stay in Morocco that showed how safe he was Is catching light, environment and moods, which are totally Sensual from the Swedish West Coast where he lives. Watercolor technology has literally had him in his power Since the 1970s.

Lars Eje Larsson painted in oil already in 12-year- The age and actually participated in collective exhibitions from that He was 13 years old. Then he painted large, colorful cloths and through His expressionistic painting he received great attention. He was seen a little like a child who did not put any traces with him. Among his comrades, he definitely did not talk about that He painted, then it was Pop and Rock, which applied.

His family encouraged him to get a “real” profession And he realized that the “childhood stamp” would not hold So many years. It was obvious to him and his neighbor That he would have a profession with an artistic focus – that Even if he wanted to be allowed to paint in any way – And he chose to become a teacher or graphic designer And he entered all courses (HDK in Gothenburg, Konstfack in Stockholm and teacher training in Umeå.) For various reasons, he eventually chose to study in Umeå. There got He comrades from all over the country and Umeå was still there A university city under construction.

There was never talk about it that he should apply to one of the art schools to get one artist training. He has never regretted choosing to educate himself as a teacher or that he spent a few years in northern Sweden even though he In the aftermath, it may seem that it might have been better after all With a purely artistic education.

For more than ten years he worked 3/4 time as a teacher but Finally gave up the conditions for teaching all the time Deteriorated and the school money in the subject per pupil decreased Ten crowns! What do you get for material during a school year for ten crowns? In the name of truth, he was ultimately heartily tired of fighting within the school and not having conditions as were good enough to be able to give the teaching he wanted. During In the 1990’s it was very good for him as an artist. He dared to throw away and fully devote himself to his art.

Eventually, however, returned the desire to teach, for him Thought and likes to be an educator, but he did not want to Return to school. Nowadays he has weekend courses four, five times a year. administration Then he surrenders to others and concentrates Just refer to the teaching as he under these circumstances Really think is very funny and inspiring too For himself with all the rewarding and taking it like it Educational role means. All his courses have been and are in Sweden.

Under one for ten years he had a house in Provence but did not come any more Than to think about even having education there but that Plunged into everything that would be arranged practically. Although he is so used to teaching, he does not want to split itself. A course involves careful preparation and innovative thinking, nothing may be taken for granted or going on the routine.

When the course then is over it takes a number of days for him to end down. People who did not work with teaching themselves have none an idea of how much work and concentration it lies Behind an apparently spontaneous, playful easy educational effort.

Watercolor 2/11 11 Provencal landscape II, 26×17 cm, 2005 On the terrace I, 26×17 cm, 2005 12 watercolor 2/11 Baderskan, 76×56 cm, 1996 One of his friends in Umeå showed him a big book with Watercolors of the recently abandoned American watercolor painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and from that moment on Lars Eje Larsson was fascinated not only by Wyeth’s Painting but also the possibilities of watercolor technology, like him Still after nearly thirty years consider is out of order. A contributor the reason he immediately got rid of it the new technology was that he could no longer handle the solvents Which was required to work in oil.

It’s breathtaking The meeting with the American Watercolor was quite right Time for his state of health. Tjejsnack, 56×36, 2008 From the beginning, Lars Eje Larsson painted watercolor according to all Art rules but soon took the pain, the pleasure of experimentation And his own temperament over the rules.

Because since he was a teenager, he was used to expressing himself in the picture and to work with color and composition he quickly got one Very free relation to watercolor. He started with different Mix Techniques: Not Just Leaded (That’s Very Common) But also different kinds of crayons and covers, for example when we review a large number of paintings in different formats in the studio starts to assume that there are.

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via: larsejelarsson.se

 

Lars Eje Larsson Gallery