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New Litho for sale

Two brand new lithographies, just a few editions for sale (only 13 of each available), commisioned by Swedish art club JFF and printed at Sibirien Lito i Stockholm, Sweden. Signed and numbered in edition of 175 per image (40 x 30 cm print with passepartout).

lithos

 

Each 2.800 SEK (incl. VAT, packing and shipping costs)

To buy the lithography, please send an e-mail to info@parstromberg.se with the requested print (left or right) and your full shipping address and you will receive a confirmation mail back with payment details. Upon receiving of full payment to our account, the items will be shipped out a.s.a.p. with controlled and secure post.

All prices are in Swedish Krona – SEK and are including VAT and shipping costs. For currency converter to € Euro, $ US Dollars, £ GB Pounds or any other currency, please visit: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

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New Lithos

Pär Strömberg is currently in the lithography printing studio Sibirien Lito in Stockholm, Sweden producing two new lithos. The works in edition of 2 x 200 is commissioned by JFF Konst, one of Swedens largest corporate art clubs.

Sibirien Lito is run by artist and professional printer Måns Heidvall who prints, sells and publish quality graphic art, editions and print works.
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Those of the Unlight at PAPER in Manchester (UK)

Pär Strömberg – Those of the Unlight

Exhibition dates: 19 August – 30 September 2017

Private View: Thursday 17 August 2017, 6-9pm

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For his solo exhibition at PAPER, Pär Strömberg will present a new body of work Those of the Unlight. This work marks a point of departure for Strömberg. Since working with PAPER, he had had to re-contextualise his practice within the ethos of the gallery. Focussing exclusively on work on paper, Strömberg’s practice has been revitalised, focussing on the participants in a subculture that the artist has been immersed in since his youth.
Pär Strömberg grew up in rural Sweden. The Scandinavian Black Metal scene offered a form of rebellion. An anti-everything mentality has inspired Pär’s practice and he continually draws from this period in his youth. More recently, the artist has noticed a new stirring in the subculture that offers a radical shift in outside perceptions of the scene. The Black Metal subculture is seen as male-centric, yet Pär has chosen to focus upon the female participants. In the series of portraits called Black Metal Girls, young women – mainly girls from catholic backgrounds – use the machoistic iconography of Black Metal bands to create their own statement of rebellion. Hashtagging themselves within social media as #blackmetalgirls, these women claim the subculture as their own. Making contact with these women in order to seek permission to use their ‘selfies’, Pär hopes to evaluate their status within the tropes of Romanticism in his charcoal and watercolour representations.
Pär will present a new body of work focussing on the female participants of the Black Metal Subculture. He will present the Black Metal Girls: Small portraits from BMG ‘selfies’ presented in an upside-down cross formation. Alongside this, he will present a number of large paper works that restage a variety of allegories and icons depicting death drawn from Pagan Cults and folklore traditions. Each of these images depicts a strong female role model revitalised as a contemporary martyr. The smaller works will be presented on a background of band posters that have been sprayed black and tacked to the wall of the gallery. We intend to create sections of posters, rather than covering the whole booth. The large works will be presented unframed.
Press and other info:

Upcoming show in Manchester (UK)

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Read more here: http://www.paper-gallery.co.uk/par-stromberg-those-of-the-unlight

ANIARA i Sollentuna är nu öppen för allmänheten

Välkommen att besöka utställningen ANIARA!
parstromberg-aniara

Öppettider under juli: 
Måndag – fredag kl.11-18
Lördag & söndag stängt

Hitta till Galleri Aniara

Adress: Sollentuna bibliotek, Aniaraplatsen 2, vid Sollentuna Centrums södra entré.
Postadress: Box 63, 19121 Sollentuna.

Pendeltåg: Kliv av vid Sollentuna station. Gå ut från
perrongen åt söder. Gå ned för trapporna och ta vänster i gångtunneln. Gå ca 50 meter rakt fram.
Bil: Parkering finns vid Sollentuna Centrum.

Huvudman för Galleri Aniara är Kultur- och fritidsnämnden i Sollentuna Kommun

As Pär Strömberg puts famed Swedish Nobel Prize laureate Harry Martinsson to the forefront in his latest body of work, a perfect alignment forms between the key element in the oeuvre of the latter, the 1956 space odyssey Aniara and Strömberg’s work. A graduate of the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Strömberg’s work has since long come to signify understated and evocative landscapes alluding to the inherent mysticism and universal lore of nature. Extending his personal trademark further, is the occasional heightened brooding and Goth visual realm, stressing the presence of a faint sense of menace and transgression while particularly weighing on iconography from heavy metal. As Martinsson’s Aniara turned 60, Strömberg is last year’s recipient of the Sollentuna Municipal Cultural Award inviting him to present the show at hand in the public library incidentally titled Gallery Aniara, situated moreover on Aniaraplatsen in the suburb of Stockholm that is Sollentuna. It appears that Martinsson like Strömberg who is a resident, spent large parts of his life there. However, intended as more than merely a peripheral homage to the writer relying on apparent happenstance, Strömberg makes use of the thematic nature of Aniara in its capacity as a poignant cautionary tale. Consequently, Strömberg offers a thought-provoking comment on the human condition of the present day, in light of known climate threats and challenges, the increasing ordeal of disrupted peace across the globe and the ongoing migrating crisis in contemporary society. In Martinsson’s hands, Aniara assumes the identity of a space vessel taking course to Venus and Mars, transporting earth habitants away from the planet which on the account of nuclear havoc and environmental disasters has been rendered forlorn and beyond a state of hope. As Aniara accidentally steers off course out of the solar system propelling the passagers into their final day, the plot unmistakably mirrors tragedies taking place across waters along the borders of the European continent. Elementally, Strömberg’s Aniara suite serves as visual score to Martinsson’s dystopian prophecy, channeling into the ambient essence of the author’s words. Meanwhile, unlike the inevitable fate in Aniara, Strömberg stresses room for glimmers of hope by way of otherworldly beauty and stillness casted by the illumination of light in glaciers, aerial phenomena and night skies amidst remote mountainous surroundings. The breadth of technique in Strömberg’s Aniara suite encompasses aquatint etchings, watercolor and charcoal on paper and oil on canvas. As is usual with Strömberg’s vision, it springs out of an abundance of references which beyond the literary are seated as well firmly in art history and more personally for Strömberg as an artist in music. As such, sounds of Mussgorsky’s Night on a Bare Mountain and Satyricon’s To the Mountains are said to have lent themselves to Strömberg’s interpretation of Martinsson’s Aniara. Given Aniara’s metaphoric relevance, it seems as though for the viewer that approaching it could not be more timely and urgent in 2017, allowing for an arguably necessary reading of art beyond just the apparent aesthetical and conceptual into the pressing political of the now and today.

Stockholm, June 2017 – Ashik Zaman, C-print Journal

Adherent to the exhibition is an essay in Swedish by author Daniel Sjölin

Upcoming show: Those of the Unlight II, PAPER Gallery, Manchester (UK) 17 August – 30 September 2017

Related information:

www.parstromberg.se

www.sollentuna.se/sv/uppleva–gora/kultur-och-noje/Konst/galleri-aniara/

www.c-print.se/single-post/2017/06/13/ANIARA

www.paper-gallery.co.uk/

www.norstedts.se/forfattare/116743-daniel-sjolin

www.totallystockholm.se/arts-culture/par-stromberg-takes-on-martinssons-aniara/

www.ng.se/artiklar/par-stromberg-tolkar-aniara

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Opening today – Aniara at Galleri Aniara in Sollentuna, Sweden

 

 

INBJUDAN

ANIARA

 

As Pär Strömberg puts famed Swedish Nobel Prize laureate Harry Martinsson to the forefront in his latest body of work, a perfect alignment forms between the key element in the oeuvre of the latter, the 1956 space odyssey Aniara and Strömberg’s work. A graduate of the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Strömberg’s work has since long come to signify understated and evocative landscapes alluding to the inherent mysticism and universal lore of nature. Extending his personal trademark further, is the occasional heightened brooding and Goth visual realm, stressing the presence of a faint sense of menace and transgression while particularly weighing on iconography from heavy metal. As Martinsson’s Aniara turned 60, Strömberg is last year’s recipient of the Sollentuna Municipal Cultural Award inviting him to present the show at hand in the public library incidentally titled Gallery Aniara, situated moreover on Aniaraplatsen in the suburb of Stockholm that is Sollentuna. It appears that Martinsson like Strömberg who is a resident, spent large parts of his life there. However, intended as more than merely a peripheral homage to the writer relying on apparent happenstance, Strömberg makes use of the thematic nature of Aniara in its capacity as a poignant cautionary tale. Consequently, Strömberg offers a thought-provoking comment on the human condition of the present day, in light of known climate threats and challenges, the increasing ordeal of disrupted peace across the globe and the ongoing migrating crisis in contemporary society. In Martinsson’s hands, Aniara assumes the identity of a space vessel taking course to Venus and Mars, transporting earth habitants away from the planet which on the account of nuclear havoc and environmental disasters has been rendered forlorn and beyond a state of hope. As Aniara accidentally steers off course out of the solar system propelling the passagers into their final day, the plot unmistakably mirrors tragedies taking place across waters along the borders of the European continent. Elementally, Strömberg’s Aniara suite serves as visual score to Martinsson’s dystopian prophecy, channeling into the ambient essence of the author’s words. Meanwhile, unlike the inevitable fate in Aniara, Strömberg stresses room for glimmers of hope by way of otherworldly beauty and stillness casted by the illumination of light in glaciers, aerial phenomena and night skies amidst remote mountainous surroundings. The breadth of technique in Strömberg’s Aniara suite encompasses aquatint etchings, watercolor and charcoal on paper and oil on canvas. As is usual with Strömberg’s vision, it springs out of an abundance of references which beyond the literary are seated as well firmly in art history and more personally for Strömberg as an artist in music. As such, sounds of Mussgorsky’s Night on a Bare Mountain and Satyricon’s To the Mountains are said to have lent themselves to Strömberg’s interpretation of Martinsson’s Aniara. Given Aniara’s metaphoric relevance, it seems as though for the viewer that approaching it could not be more timely and urgent in 2017, allowing for an arguably necessary reading of art beyond just the apparent aesthetical and conceptual into the pressing political of the now and today.

 

Stockholm, June 2017 – Ashik Zaman, C-print Journal

 

Adherent to the exhibition is an essay in Swedish by author Daniel Sjölin

Upcoming show: Those of the Unlight II, PAPER Gallery, Manchester (UK) 17 August – 30 September 2017

 

Related information:

www.parstromberg.se

www.sollentuna.se/sv/uppleva–gora/kultur-och-noje/Konst/galleri-aniara/

www.c-print.se/single-post/2017/06/13/ANIARA

www.paper-gallery.co.uk/

www.norstedts.se/forfattare/116743-daniel-sjolin

www.totallystockholm.se/arts-culture/par-stromberg-takes-on-martinssons-aniara/

www.ng.se/artiklar/par-stromberg-tolkar-aniara

 

Aniara opening, June 30th 3PM-6PM

INBJUDAN

ANIARA

 

As Pär Strömberg puts famed Swedish Nobel Prize laureate Harry Martinsson to the forefront in his latest body of work, a perfect alignment forms between the key element in the oeuvre of the latter, the 1956 space odyssey Aniara and Strömberg’s work. A graduate of the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Strömberg’s work has since long come to signify understated and evocative landscapes alluding to the inherent mysticism and universal lore of nature. Extending his personal trademark further, is the occasional heightened brooding and Goth visual realm, stressing the presence of a faint sense of menace and transgression while particularly weighing on iconography from heavy metal. As Martinsson’s Aniara turned 60, Strömberg is last year’s recipient of the Sollentuna Municipal Cultural Award inviting him to present the show at hand in the public library incidentally titled Gallery Aniara, situated moreover on Aniaraplatsen in the suburb of Stockholm that is Sollentuna. It appears that Martinsson like Strömberg who is a resident, spent large parts of his life there. However, intended as more than merely a peripheral homage to the writer relying on apparent happenstance, Strömberg makes use of the thematic nature of Aniara in its capacity as a poignant cautionary tale. Consequently, Strömberg offers a thought-provoking comment on the human condition of the present day, in light of known climate threats and challenges, the increasing ordeal of disrupted peace across the globe and the ongoing migrating crisis in contemporary society. In Martinsson’s hands, Aniara assumes the identity of a space vessel taking course to Venus and Mars, transporting earth habitants away from the planet which on the account of nuclear havoc and environmental disasters has been rendered forlorn and beyond a state of hope. As Aniara accidentally steers off course out of the solar system propelling the passagers into their final day, the plot unmistakably mirrors tragedies taking place across waters along the borders of the European continent. Elementally, Strömberg’s Aniara suite serves as visual score to Martinsson’s dystopian prophecy, channeling into the ambient essence of the author’s words. Meanwhile, unlike the inevitable fate in Aniara, Strömberg stresses room for glimmers of hope by way of otherworldly beauty and stillness casted by the illumination of light in glaciers, aerial phenomena and night skies amidst remote mountainous surroundings. The breadth of technique in Strömberg’s Aniara suite encompasses aquatint etchings, watercolor and charcoal on paper and oil on canvas. As is usual with Strömberg’s vision, it springs out of an abundance of references which beyond the literary are seated as well firmly in art history and more personally for Strömberg as an artist in music. As such, sounds of Mussgorsky’s Night on a Bare Mountain and Satyricon’s To the Mountains are said to have lent themselves to Strömberg’s interpretation of Martinsson’s Aniara. Given Aniara’s metaphoric relevance, it seems as though for the viewer that approaching it could not be more timely and urgent in 2017, allowing for an arguably necessary reading of art beyond just the apparent aesthetical and conceptual into the pressing political of the now and today.

 

Stockholm, June 2017 – Ashik Zaman, C-print Journal

 

Adherent to the exhibition is an essay in Swedish by author Daniel Sjölin

 

Upcoming show: Those of the Unlight II, PAPER Gallery, Manchester (UK) 17 August – 30 September 2017

 

Related information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANIARA

Solo Exhibition: Pär Strömberg, ANIARA, Galleri Aniara in Sollentuna

To the Mountains II

To the Mountains II

Opening Friday June 30 3PM-6PM
Opening speech by Municipal Cultural Director Helene Burmeister at 4PM

30 June – 20 August 2017
Galleri Aniara
Sollentuna Bibliotek, Aniaraplatsen 2
191 21 Sollentuna, Sweden

2016 marked the 60th anniversary of Aniara by Nobel laureate, Harry Martinsson. A novel that has inspired many artists, musicians and theater/film makers for generations. In 2016, Pär Strömberg also received The Sollentuna Municipal Cultural Award, and to mark this he will present work inspired by Aniara at Galleri Aniara in Sollentuna. Strömberg depicts night skies, mountains, melting glaciers, strange sky phenomena, all with a dystopian, psychological twist. These paintings serve as a contemporary commentary to the novel and the discourse of the environmental threats and climate crisis in the world today. There is not only an apocalyptic atmosphere, but one of hope and beauty and a positive resurgent atavism.

Opening hours during the exhibition:
Mon-Fri 11-18
Sat-Sun closed

READ MORE:
Galleri Aniara https://www.sollentuna.se/sv/uppleva–gora/kultur-och-noje/Konst/galleri-aniara/

Upcoming solo shows – save the dates:

Upcoming solo shows (save the dates):

June 30th, Galleri Aniara in Sollentuna (S)
The series To the Mountains, Mother North, Transylvania and more. Oil on canvas, watercolor on paper and charcoal drawings (even perhaps some prints will be available).

August 19th, PAPER Gallery, Manchester (UK)
The new work of the series Those of the Unlight, Black Metal Girls and especially new new series of On Darkened Wings. Watercolor paintings and charcoal drawings on paper.

Stay tuned for more!

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