OLLE SCHMIDT / NIKLAS ENEBLOM
21.4 – 13.5, 2018
Olle Schmidt – Tales from Nowhere
Niklas Eneblom – Meangirl Girlfight
Opening Saturday, April 21, 12-16
OLLE SCHMIDT– Tales from Nowhere
“The starting point is little-known, slowly a scene opens up, where does it come from? Fragments pile up and dim messages fight over space. Dark openings and caverns. Idols / gurus, and evil spirits have settled in a romantic, still, dystopian landscape. A series of events without beginning or end. – Olle Schmidt”
“Utgångspunkten är ett töcken, sakta öppnar sig ett bildrum, var kommer det ifrån
Bildfragment staplar sig och dunkla undertexter bråkar om utrymmet. Mörka öppningar och håligheter, idoler/ gurus, och onda andar har stämt möte i ett såväl romantiskt som dystopiskt landskap. Ett skeende utan början och slut. – Olle Schmidt”
Galleri Thomassen is pleased to present Tales from Nowhere, Olle Schmidt’s forth solo show at the gallery. In the exhibition he invites the viewer into a world of wonder, through a series of new paintings and objects.
Olle Schmidt (b. 1960) lives and works in Stora Aleryd, Ödeshög, Sweden. He holds an MFA from the Valand Academy of Fine Arts, Gothenburg (1994). Recent exhibitions include Time Traveller, Vetland Art Museum (2016), Explorer, Bomuldsfabriken / Artendal, Arendal, Norway (2016), Painting Failures, Moderna Museet, Malmö (2016), Dreamland, Domeij gallery (2015). His work can be found in the collections of Gothenburg Art Museum, Norrköping Art Museum, Statens Konstråd and The Stena Foundation, as well as in private collections. He is represented by Galleri Thomassen.
NIKLAS ENEBLOM – Meangirl Girlfight
Galleri Thomassen is pleased to present Niklas Eneblom’s project Meangirl Girlfight. This is the first time this series of paintings is shown in full.
Meangirl Girlfight consist of 9 paintings painted 2014–2016, all depicting scenes of different stages of the act of fighting. It is based on a detail in Full Moon Party, a previous painting by Eneblom. This detail depict a fight between two women. In the project Meangirl Girlfight he focuses on the action before during and after it is happening. Full Moon Party is in the permanent collection of Gothenburg Art Museum.
Niklas Eneblom (b. 1964) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds an MFA from the Valand Academy of Fine Arts, Gothenburg (1996). Recent exhibitions include Thousand Layered Colander, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (2013), Spring Break, Thimas/Westling Gallery, Karlstad, Sweden (2013), The Romantic Postmodernism, Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg (2015). His work can be found in the collections of Gothenburg Art Museum, Västerås Art Museum, Statens Konstråd, Norrköpings Art Museum, Sammlung Goetz, Munchen, Germany as well as in private collections. He is represented by Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm.
Review by Olle Niklasson in Omkonst.com (in Swedish only)