Posts Tagged ‘sweden’

Artist of the moment……..Eric H. Olson



Eric H. Olson was a Swedish visual artist renown for his modernistic style. Eric Olson was born in Sweden in the year 1909. Olson was a painter and printmaker.

Olson began his art career as a landscape painter before switching to a more abstract style in the late 1930s.

Olson was among the first artists to work with light. From painting the artist went on to create works out of glass and later plexiglass.

The artist was based out of Stockholm, Sweden.

Olson worked in many mediums including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and glass. After switching to a more abstract style the artist received many commissions and many works for public places.

Eric Olson passed away in 1996.

Price range information: The artist created prints which can start at $2,000. Original sculpture works and paintings can reach as high as $20,000.




Artist of the moment Hilma Af Klint

Hilma af Klint was born in Karlberg Palace in Sweden in the year 1862. Klint was first a realist painter before becoming one of the first abstract painters to have world wide recognition. Her father was a high ranking Naval commander.

For her artistic education Klint attended the Academy of Fine Art located in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied realist painting of portraits and landscapes.

Klint was part of a group titled the Group of Five. This group was made of five women artists who painted works that had to do with spirituality and mythological ideas.
These works were just a few of her abstract paintings as she produced more than 1,000 abstract works that she wanted to be shown only twenty years after she died.

The Museum of Modern Art located in Stockholm turned the donation of works by the artist.

The artist worked in oils and watercolour.

Hilma af Klint passed away in 1944 at the age of 81 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip some works by Af Klint. The piece is long, but in the first few minutes we get a sense to how big the artist paints. A regular image doesn’t do her paintings justice as she paints in such a large scale.

Artist of the moment…..Street Artist Shai Dahan

Shai Dahan is a great up and coming street artist that often work with horses and is compared by some to artists like the legendary Banksy. Shai Dahan was born in Haifa, Israel. His family came to the United States in 1989. Growing up in a surfer/ graffiti lifestyle of California had the artist began working in graffiti in his mid teens. Dahan even designed some skateboards.

Some works on  a farm painted by Shai Dahan shown in time lapse. Very cool!

In this clip Dahan talks about a project called the Buddy Bears project. You may see these fiberglass works all over Berlin. They are made to showcase human tolerance in other countries and cultures.

The artist has also recently started his own men’s clothing branch located in Sweden. The company works on design and marketing all across the Scandinavian countries.

A link to the website of Shai Dahan:

After living in New York City Dahan moved to Sweden .

The horses painted by the artist have a historical significance. They are based on a Dala or Dalecarlian horse. In the history of Sweden long ago they were used as toys. Its awesome that this artist has chosen to take a toy and paint it as if it were a real live horse! What a unique idea.

price range information: Sorry none available.


Artist of the moment…..Anders Krisar…


Anders Krisar is a gifted sculptor that was born in Sweden in the year 1973. He is known for working with the torso but more for his unique mediums he uses. My favorite works in the gallery include the cast of a face, that when you look closer is made up of many drug pills. Another interesting technique is when the artist uses silicon and constructs the bodypart and ends up with a result that resembles lattice. These are done using oil paints on top of silicone and fiberglass.

A link to the artist’s own website:

Price range information: Sculptures range from $10,000 to $50,000 for sculptures. Also a renown photographer but not enough information for pricing schedule on photographs.

For his collegiate studies Krisar attended the University College of Art and Design located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Based out of Stockholm.

I love artists who have the same genre of the figure that has been painted for hundreds of years really well, or even with sculpture, some spectacular results. Krisar is great because he uses such elements that are prevalent in our society. The lattice type torsos are just wonderfully sculpted and then painted. Other sculptors that do great works with the figure would David Mach, John DeAndrea, Duane Hanson, and Maurizio Savini. Savini hails from Italy and is renown for using pink chewing in his works.  For example the work might be cast in iron, then the artist would cover it using pink chewing gum. Below an example of his art.