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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lars Lerin

Durin my course in Finland sme of my students brought me a book of Lars Lerin, swedish watercolor artist, quite new for me. Here is some info I found.

Lars Lerin (b.1954) was born and raised in Munkfors, Värmland. He studied at the school of Gerlesborg 1974-75 and at the Department of Fine Arts, Valand 1980-84.

Lars Lerin. Sweden

Lars Lerin is considered as one of Scandinavia’s most leading artists in watercolour technique.
He has had solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in art museums and galleries in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Germany, Norway and the United States. Lars Lerin is represented in County Councils and Municipalities in Sweden and Norway.

Lars Lerin is also a hard-working author and has since his debut book Utpost(1983), written and released more than forty books.

Lars Lerin. Sweden

"Watercolour technique is a powerful tool in the searching hands of artist Lars Lerin. He is a master of its potential and submits to its capricious temperament. The subjects for his works he finds in the places where he makes his home. He grew up in the Swedish province of Värmland, close to the thick forests and where the long summer nights and the darkness of winter are a part of existence. On the Norwegian Lofoten Islands he discovered the sea and horizon.

Lars Lerin. Sweden

He has a feeling for the grandeur of natural scenery and a sympathy for the tough conditions under which people work there. In his paintings he returns time and again to how people live and work in home and factory. Memories, words, sentences and fragments of images recur frequently in his paintings; together they form a puzzle of memories which capture impressions of life and warmth such as perhaps no longer exist. It is a nostalgic, existential longing common to us all."
Bera Nordal, Nordic Water Colour Museum

Lars Lerin. Sweden

...thinking of Sweden where I am going the next week...

Lars Lerin. Sweden

1 comment:

  1. Realy the best. You are the Tzar of watercoloorist! I admire your work: extraordinary tecnic, big in coloristic and expression.
    Franc Golob, painter