The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, December 19, 2014


Swedish artist Håkan Bengtsson exhibits at Galleri Lars Olsen in Copenhagen
Untitled, 2012. Oil on wood (ply wood), 50 cm x 50 cm x 50 and wooden stand.
COPENHAGEN.- The artwork for the exhibition at Gallery Lars Olsen can be divided into two parts.

The first part consists of paintings on canvas and wood (MDF-board) where many lines are interwoven into a whole. This type of work does not have any predetermined pattern but emerges under the development. The process can be divided into three elements: balance, imbalance, balance. I begin with a strict construction and from this I create many lines that give a lot of life and depth to the image. The last element consists of bringing balance back to the work, where the surface/entirety shall have a concentrated coherent whole.

The second part of the exhibition consists of drawings on wood (MDF-board) where I work from a model and I build artworks with layer upon layer of thin membranes of chalk or graphite. This type of work has an interface with the artistic. Unlike the first part, the strict accuracy of the line is very important; no mistakes must occur. There are no dissonances as in the first part, but they have a transparency that gives life to both the wood surface and the overlying surfaces.

Håkan Bengtsson, 1965 was born in Sölvesborg, Sweden and educated at Kristianstad Art Academy, Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm and Malmö Art Academy. He has exhibited at museums and other public venues in Sweden and at galleries domestically and internationally. He is represented in museums in Sweden, among these Göteborg Art museum, Helsingborg museums/Dunkers Kulturhus and at Statens Konstråd. He participated in the Carnegie Art Award shows 2001-2002. His exhibition at galleri Lars Olsen is also his first in Denmark.

All my work is about the line, surface, balance and the subtle/contemplative.





Today's News

January 4, 2013

Ancient papers discovered by chance in a cave two years ago shed light on Jewish life

Paintings hidden beneath Tudor portraits revealed through new National Portrait Gallery research

Ellsworth Kelly's series of colored paper images featured in exhibition at National Gallery of Art

Sotheby's New York Old Masters Week will be held from 29 January to 2 February 2013

Bozar Expo to present leading figures of European art: Neo Rauch, Antoine Watteau and Francis Bacon

Exhibition exploring 1,500 years of Buddhist art in Thailand opens at the Asian Civilisations Museum

From Victimage to Liberation: Works from the 1980s & 1990s by Nancy Spero opens at Galerie Lelong

Asheville Art Museum debuts two important exhibitions remembering the history of Nazi Germany

Bonhams to sell silver model of Bromley church made for renowned Kent gent

It's 'cash only' now for tourists at the Vatican; not yet complied with safeguards against money laundering

Exhibition of works spanning from 1970-2012 by Pinchas Cohen Gan on view at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Five free things to see and do in Lisbon: The port city on Europe's southwestern edge

Being Here: Recent work by several artists on view in group exhibition at Tim Van Laere Gallery

2013 program kicks off with cosmic light and energy show on Times Square billboards

Peru moving to protect fossils from car race

Stephen Pusey: A Way of Ending and Beginning to open at Guided By Invoices

Swedish artist Håkan Bengtsson exhibits at Galleri Lars Olsen in Copenhagen

Rare Stephen King book for auction in Maine

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site