“In balance with colours, stones & icons”, exhibition by Annica Johansson
”IN BALANCE WITH COLOURS, STONES & ICONS”
EXHIBITION BY ANNICA JOHANSSON
JULY 8 – AUGUST 21 AT SCANDIC PARK
One artist – three expressions
Coming from the classic school of portrait painting, artist Annica Johansson goes outside the box into an abstract world on the canvas – vibrant and colourful. Stones – we usually refer to them as dead matter, but when put together in perfect balance magic happens. On these paintings the artist plays with our perception of stones, bringing granite and greystone into life in fascinating portraits. A series of paitings on canvas exploring stones put together forming portraits of solid matter. With the same vivrant approach Annica Johansson portays some of our most beloved icons such as Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman. Intimate and with a gentle hand Annica presents us her personal view of souls from the past – an emotional encounter!
“Anna-Lisa i sommarleken”
About the artist
Annica Johansson has been engaged as an artist since 1996. Her workspace studio, once the study room of the director Ingmar Bergman, is located at Gamla Filmstaden in Solna – the Swedish counterpart to Hollywood. The cinematheque ambience at Gamla Filmstaden inspires Johansson in her daily work. Movie stars such as Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman began their careers just next door to Johansson, which reflects on a sequence of paintings showing the actresses as movie stars, feminist icons or just as the women they were.
“Dare to open” Exhibition by Mette Ross
Exhibition by Mette Ross at Hotel Scandic Park
Paintings portraying the different doors we open in our lives. From the ones we only dare to knock to the ones we find the courage to open and the one we enter when it is all over.
Mette is a danish artist living in Stockholm, Sweden, since the last 15 years.
The artwork of Mette Ross consists of expressive and abstract motives with a mix of different materials. Mette paints on everything from small to very large canvases, often with strong colours and gladly with ”a touch of gold”
Some words from the artist:
”Dare to open” is my newest collection of paintings with door knockers. These paintings portray the different doors we open in our lives. The ones we only dare to knock, the ones we close behind us, the ones we dream about and find the courage to open, and the one we enter when it is all over. It is behind these doors we encounter stories about hope, dreams, courage, sadness, happiness and love. The inspiration of ”Open up Your Heart” came from the courage it takes to let someone into the deepest parts of your heart.”
Exhibition dates: May 1 – June 26
Place: Hotel Scandic Park, Karlavägen 43 Stockholm
Metta Ross & FoKo Art Team
Girlpower 2.0 – Exhibition by Anna Maria Lindholm at Scandic Park
Exhibition dates: February 25 – March 31
Vernissage: March 6 at 6 pm
Address: Karlavägen 43 Stockholm
“Big Formats” – exhibition by Jenny Grant at Scandic Park
Jenny Grant, lets the female chracters in her art works take shape by putting layer upon layer to the canvas in what one could refer to as a – flow! Jenny works in mixed media and do not hesitate to add; wax, cloth, ink or paper along with acrylic to her paitings. The layers create a fulness to the canvas both in colours, details and intensify the expression of the female characters. As an observer you wonder; Who is this woman on the canvas? What is her story? What’s on her mind?
Jenny Grant loves working in big formats and at Scandic Park we are happy to be able to make space for one big painting ”Strength from within”. Walking a long the exhibition walls, you will also see some very small paitings but without lack of fulness, colours or details. To keep the flow in the art works regardless formats or media, is a challenge for any artist. Jenny Grant possesses this talent – granted to a very few.
Exhibition dates: November 28 – January 31
Address: Hotell Scandic Park, Karlavägen 43 Stockholm
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“The Danish Swede” – an exhibition by Sten Retlev
Exhibition dates: October 1 – November 11
Address: Hotel Scandic Park, Karlavägen 43 Stockholm
Vernissage: October 18 at 6 pm – 8 pm
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About the artist:
Sten Retlev recently became a Swedish citizen, but his Danish origin shines through in his paintings. The wild Nordic sea, the rounded hills, the warm yellow farming landscape or the grey coastal one. Now and then a white and frozen mountain scenery pops up on the canvas, but just for a short while. Powerful colours, surface, palette knife and the linen canvas are all significant features of Sten Retlev’s artistry.
Sten Retlev and FoKo Art To Go
Media: acrylic on linen canvas
Technique: palette knife
A member of SKF/Svenska Konstnärsförbundet