A new text about the drawings of Bruno Knutman by Kristoffer Grip

In a body of work spanning an entire life, paths seldom follow predetermined straight lines. Over the years, explorative approaches generate parallel courses, temporarily changing direction, with whims creating gaps that become new spaces, new journeys. Knutman’s journey was ongoing until the very end, and attempting to fully grasp his pictorial idiom is like mapping the starry sky, where each point of light is a peephole into a universe of its own. Some points hold entire courses of events, whereas others present merely a hint.

A conversation between Jockum Nordström & Kim Hiorthøy, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

The Norwegian Drawing Association (Tegnerforbundet) and Numer presents an artist talk between Jockum Nordström and Kim Hiorthøy. The conversation was recorded in connection to the exhibition Who Came in the Stairs (16.8–27.9, 2020) with works by bruno Knutman and jockum Nordström. The exhibition is a collaboration between Tegnerforbundet and Galleri Magnus Karlsson. The conversation was recorded in Swedish.

Intermezzo, Group Exhibition with Gallery Artists

We have postponed our regular public program and hope to open as usual again on May 9th. In the meantime, we have installed a group exhibition with a selection of works by gallery artists. The works are new, previously unseen or have been shown in other contexts. The exhibition runs through May 2, but may change over time. For the time being, we have the gallery open by appointment only. Please come and visit us if you have the possibility. Email or call us (+46 8 660 43 53 or +46 708 106 906) to make an appointment.

Främlingar / Strangers at Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland, Sweden

The exhibition is extended until August 1. Open Wednesday July 31 and August 1 between 2–6 pm!

This exhibition is a personal selection of works that all formally resemble the portrait. Some of them are made as portraits of specific people, while others merely use the human face as a means of expression. Common to all drawings, paintings and sculptures is that the depicted a person is the main motif of the work. The oldest artwork in the exhibition dates from the 17th century, the last one was finished only a few weeks ago.

Nattstycke / Night Piece, Bruno Knutman, Galleri Magnus Karlsson

We are proud to present Bruno Knutman’s (1930–2017) second solo exhibition at the gallery: Night Piece. Bruno Knutman was working on this exhibition at the time of his passing in August 2017. Together with his wife Birgitta we decided to proceed with the exhibition according to his plan. Night Piece presents paintings from the last three years and is named after his last painting, which was completed only shortly before his passing. In connection with the exhibition we will publish a book with all the new paintings and a text by art critic and writer Dan Jönsson.

Bruno Knutman (1930–2017)

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our artist Bruno Knutman has passed away. Bruno was born in Malmö in 1930 and worked as an artist since the late 1950s. He has been called Sweden’s first pop artist as well as an ’artist’s artist’. He has exhibited regularly, but sporadically, at art galleries and museums in Sweden. During the 60s, 70s and 80s his distinctive ink drawings received great attention. When his favourite pen was taken out of manufacture, painting became the basis for his artistry.

Bruno Knutman, Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Participating artists:

Richard Aldrich, Adrian Buschmann, Borden Capalino, Heather Cook, Paul Czerlitzki, Daiga Grantina, Ruben Grilo, Adam Henry, Benjamin Horns, Nathan Hylden, Bruno Knutman, Rannva Kunoy, Jason Matthew Lee, Roman Liška, Carter Mull, Nathlie Provosty, Carlos Reyes, Trevor Shimizu, Alexis Teplin, Fredrik Vaerslev.

Tomas Forteza 55, 07006
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
+34 663 031 221

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Time Waits for Us, Galleri Magnus Karlsson

Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to announce a group exhibition that will be on display throughout the summer. In conjunction with the inauguration of Nationalmuseum’s temporary space with the exhibition Carl Larsson - Friends and Enemies in our building (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), we will show Time Waits for Us . This exhibition presents new works by all of our gallery artists.

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Mamma Andersson, Roger Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Idun Baltzersen, Amy Bennett, Helene Billgren, Anna Bjerger, Mette Björnberg, Thomas Broomé, Amy Cutler, Marcel Dzama, Niklas Eneblom, Sara-Vide Ericson, Jens Fänge, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Johanna Karlsson, Lisa Jonasson, Bruno Knutman, Klara Kristalova, Peter Köhler, Hans Lannér, Petra Lindholm, Ulf Lundin, Maria Nordin, Anne-Marie Nordin, Jockum Nordström, Jeff Olsson, Charlie Roberts, Bella Rune & Dan Wolgers

Stockholm Calling, London

Mamma Andersson, Roger Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Amy Bennett, Helene Billgren, Mette Björnberg, Thomas Broomé, Amy Cutler, Marcel Dzama, Niklas Eneblom, Sara-Vide Ericson, Jens Fänge, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Lisa Jonasson, Johanna Karlsson, Bruno Knutman, Klara Kristalova, Peter Köhler, Hans Lannér, Petra Lindholm, Ulf Lundin, Anne-Marie Nordin, Maria Nordin, Jockum Nordström, Johannes Nyholm, Jeff Olsson, Charlie Roberts & Dan Wolgers

Time Waits for Us

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