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Svenska trollkarlar

Decades of living, feeling, longing and thinking. Images from a child’s world reforged to withstand the scrutiny of adult boredom. Three years of writing and three years of rewriting. Then today it was good enough to be let go of. I’m referring to my novel that is being sent off to two dozen publishers and literary agents. The story takes place in a 20th …

Documentary about a 16th century warship

Mars Makalös 1564

During the summer and fall of 2014 I was commissioned as historic consultant for the shooting of a documentary about the Swedish warship Mars Makalös that sank in 1564. The powder house caught fire and exploded during the heated battle between. There were Swedes on one side – led by Admiral Jakob Bagge under King Erik XIV – and on …

Abstract landscape commissioned

Abstract landscape commissioned

A ”colorful abstract” was commissioned by a family for their son’s fortieth birthday. Based on an idea of visual representation I’d had some years prior, and inspired by the full color schemes of the Futurist and Fauvist movements, I composed this lanscape with a road.

Study of Mondrian

For fun and as a warmup exercise I made a study of Piet Mondrian’s Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow from 1930. The work is an example of the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl or neoplasticism. They advocated pure abstraction by a reduction to the vertical and horizontal directions, and used only primary colors along with black and white.

New atelier at Färgkontoret Plan Fyra

Ateljé Plan Fyra

I moved my atelier to the art collective Plan Fyra at Färgkontoret, the old Swedish art paint manufacturer Beckers’ old offices in Liljeholmen, Stockholm. A lovely almost cubic space with much air and a great view. For the first time I could extend the easel to the maximum without hitting the ceiling. The art collective Plan Fyra is a community …


Portrait commissioned

Old Mr Esters

I recently finished a portrait on commission. It was delivered as a surprise in June 2010. The recipient knew nothing beforehand and was a bit startled to see me at his 60th birthday, where only close friends and family were invited. When the painting eventually was carried in and uncovered he understood. He was very happy. He said he knew exactly what …


Liljevalchs Spring Salon 2010

Liljevalchs 2010

Stray parade, oil and tempera on canvas, was chosen for the prestigious Vårsalongen (The Liljevalchs Spring Salon), January 29 – March 28, 2010, Stockholm, Sweden. The Spring Salon is Stockholm’s surest, and perhaps earliest, sign of spring. This year’s jury comprises Pontus Hammarén, Director of Alingsås konsthall, Karolina Peterson, Director of Mjellby konstmuseum, and Claudia Schaper, Curator at Kristianstad konsthall. …

Pike’s Open Book

Pike Open Book

I participated in Pike’s project Open Book. My contribution was the skull on the right. The book was published in 2009. Here is a link to Pike’s Open Book Tumblr page.

Record cover commissioned

Stray parade

The Stray Parade was the name of Niklas Hagen’s private music project, separate from other band engagements. Niklas needed a cover for his upcoming record and I needed a deadline. He had quite specific ideas, I made a sketch and Niklas thought it was spot on. Based on that sketch I began the time-consuming task of realizing this picture. Apart …

Studies of Caravaggio

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Studies of the artwork of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The top image is a detail from Judith beheading Holofernes from 1598. The woman was Caravaggio’s favourite model Filli di Melandroni. What struck me was the richness in her expression. First as if she wanted to hate, but what come out was hesitation, disgust and almost surprise or curiosity. Note the …