By WM October 11, 2023
From the press release:
Howl! Arts/Howl! Archive presents:
Linda Lundgren Sverre Lundgren Symbiosis
Curated by Michael Holman and Sara Holman
For the first time, Swedish fine artists Linda Lundgren and Sverre Lundgren will be showing their paintings and sculptures in New York City, at Howl! Arts/Howl! Archive (HA/HA).
Linda Lundgren’s sweeping, large-scale paintings bow to the dynamics in nature, and are about color, while using layers of oil paint mixed with tempera and sometimes bee’s wax. She uses a palette knife to create intricate details that build into new, larger surfaces of vibrant abstract shapes.
Sverre Lundgren is known for his brutalist wooden sculptures made from densely grown “Norrlandsfura” (Swedish fir wood) colored with black iron oxide, linseed oil and tar. All of Sverre’s complex, delicately balanced sculptures are chiseled from a single piece of wood.
Linda and Sverre Lundgren live and work in Lysekil, Sweden. They met during their study years at Valand Academy of Art in Gothenburg in the 1970’s. Earlier in their careers they both worked in realism, capturing images of people in everyday life. But their 1980 move from Gothenburg to Lysekil inspired a new direction into art abstraction.
Linda and Sverre have shown in over fifty exhibitions, in Sweden and abroad, at institutions such as Galleri Konstepidemin, Galleri 54, Galleri Doktor Glas, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum (Norway), Hanasaari – Hanaholmens Kulturcentrum (Finland) and Galleri Franciska (Denmark). Linda and Sverre’s public commissions include numerous paintings, sculptures and al frescos, found in municipalities throughout Sweden, as well as in several private collections.
This upcoming exhibition, Symbiosis, tells the story of an ongoing, creative conversation between two Swedish artists and their powerful, evocative work. WM