This is my second exhibition at Galerie Clairefontaine and the title for this show is “It’s not that damned easy!”. I still paint with my fast, course paint stroke and in the rough way I always have done, I’m a kind of self-willed painter and I go my own way. Most of my paintings are influenced by my neighborhood and people and places I know very well. “It’s unbelievable how many odd people there are in this place” (Amandas Ong, Elephant Magazine, 2014). It’s easy to see my paintings as “simple”, but I always do my best to load them with some kind of intrinsic value.
We have the pleasure to present Spotlight #2, a short group exhibition where we introduce current works by a selection of the gallery artists. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome two new artists to the gallery; Bella Rune and Idun Baltzersen.
We are pleased to present a small exhibition by Kent Iwemyr in the Inner Room of the Gallery. The exhibition will show some of the works from the much appreciated solo exhibition by Kent Iwemyr at Västerås Art Museum, Sweden (7.11 2015–17.1 2016), as well as new paintings.
Reception Wednesday April 20, 5–7 pm
A private exhibition curated by Julie Sylvester
In Kent Iwemyr’s paintings, little stories evolve. Love and dreams, but also dark treachery and shattered illusions, and those slightly hapless, lonely and eccentric people he portrays with such melancholy and a large portion of humour.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson has partnered with Hotel le Manoir in Banyuls-sur-Mer, France. We will make on-site exhibitions with gallery artists and also work towards an exchange between the artists, guests of the hotel and the local cultural scene. The first exhibition presents more than 30 works by 16 of the gallery’s artists.The works are not selected on the basis of a special theme, but there are a number connections to the geographical location, the building and the local nature and culture.
From press release (in Swedish only):
”Navet i Kent Iwemyrs bildvärld är en Plats i Bergslagen. Järnbrukslandet, till ytan bara några kvadratmil. Stångjärnshammaren har tystnat och smältdegeln har tystnat. Men marken andas ännu tidlösa minnen och berättelser. En brusande mångbottnad brygd av tradition och opposition. Det är en liten plats för stora drömmar. Människor cirklar runt den existentiella baslinjen. Egensinnade, stolta, ofta ensamma, en aning kantstötta och tyngda. Men fortfarande på väg med drömseglet hissat, om än lite halvdant så för full vind.”
The Swedish painter Kent Iwemyr (born in 1944) primarily works in small and medium-sized formats, depicting daily life around him. In numerous scenes of everyday life, he draws on an unusual aesthetic coupled with a fine sense of irony and allusive titles.
Curated by Philip Grözinger
Pieter Bruegel the Elder has for centuries been a source of inspiration to innumerable Flemish artists. The exhibition entitled Bruegel Land, at the Municipal Museum of Lier, explores the extent of the Master’s influence on subsequent generations of painters.
Attention! From the 14th until the 25th of April 2014 the exhibition will be closed due to the staging of High Horizon. Bruegel Land, Early 21st Century, an exhibition project centered on the universal visual idiom of Pieter Bruegel, his direct followers, and contemporary artists as chroniclers of their ages.
We are pleased to present the group exhibition 2014. A selection of gallery artists including: Mamma Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Thomas Broomé, Sara-Vide Ericson, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Lisa Jonasson, Klara Kristalova, Ulf Lundin, Maria Nordin, Dan Wolgers and others.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to announce Kent Iwemyr’s sixth solo exhibition in the gallery. The Vintage Show presents recent paintings and is his first major solo exhibition in Stockholm since 2002.
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.
The Extra Rough Collection is Kent Iwemyr’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. It is also his comeback after several years of absence from the Swedish art scene, when he mostly been shown in Italy and Germany.
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