Summer exhibition in Luzern (Switzerland)

A-Space and PAPER presents:

Into The Deep Woods

Leo 15, Luzern 10 – 13 June

(more info on the invite below)

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Last chance to see Semiotic Guerilla Warfare at Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax (UK)

PAPER & CHARLIE SMITH LONDON present:

Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare Part III

The Link Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX

 

Exhibition Dates: Until 24 April 2016

Open daily, 9am-5pm

Semiotic Guerilla Warfare Part III is a new collaboration between Charlie Smith London and PAPER. The exhibition brings together over 30 artists with connections to both galleries creating a network, which links artistic practice between Manchester and London. Dean Clough provides the third presentation of Semiotic Guerilla Warfare combining all the artists from the previous two exhibitions.

The artists assembled create artwork from any materials that come to hand; creating a theoretical collage of themes: linguistics, text, the city, psychogeography, found images, appropriation, youth / underground culture, networks, cults / rituals. Exploring popular culture in an attempt to de-value the art object and elevate everyday objects

For More Information click here

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Painting failures, group show at Moderna Museet Malmö (S)

Painting failures

12.3 – 13.3 2016
Moderna Museet Malmö 

Helgen 12-13 mars visar vi resultatet av konstnärsexperimentet Painting failures, som samlat över sextio målare. Utställning och seminarier under två dagar.

Painting Failures är ett initiativ taget av konstnärer för konstnärer som samlat fler än sextio målare. Tanken har varit att arbeta vidare med varandras omöjliga och för konstnären inte längre intressanta målningar. Meningen med utbytet är att föra en dialog i färg och skapa en diskussion om måleri mellan konstnärer på deras egna villkor. De lämnade, oavslutade eller misslyckade målningarna har fördelats slumpmässigt genom lottning och sedan bearbetats vidare av en mottagare som fått helt fria händer.

Under helgen på Moderna bjuder konstnärerna in allmänheten att ta del av detta experiment med en utställning och seminarier kring projektet, måleri och den konstnärliga processen.

Vernissage fredag 11 mars kl. 18-20!

18.30 hälsar museichef John Peter Nilsson välkommen och konstnärerna introducerar utställningen.

Öppna seminarier: lördag 12 mars 13-15 och söndag 13 mars 13-15

Moderna Museet Malmö
Ola Billgrens plats 2–4, Malmö

öppet lördag–söndag 11–18
Från 19 januari 2016 är det fri entré till alla utställningar på Moderna Museet Malmö.

Varmt välkommen!

Deltagande konstnärer:

Maria Nordin, Carl Hammoud, Jesper Nyrén, Johanna Fjaestad, Kristoffer Zetterstrand, Lina Bjerneld, Felix Vasquez-Aguilera, Torbjörn Johansson, Martina Müntzing, Sigrid Sandström, Susanne Vollmer, Therese Jonsson Szatek, Sofie Lardner Häggström, Lukas Götman, Magnus Alexandersson, Nanna de Wilde, Jan Rydén, Stina Rosenberg, Lucas Rahn, Joakim Lager, Filippa Arrias, Olle Schmidt, Danilo Stankovic, Hertha Hansson, Eva Larsson, Jim Thorell, Sofie Arfwidson, Viktor Rosdahl, Ditte Ejlerskov, Marianne Andersson, Nina Roos, Andreas Glad, Ella Tillema, Fredrik Norén, Gabriella Ioannides, Andreas Emenius, Nichlas Winmalm, Lisa D Manner, Ellisif Hals, Johan Furåker, Magdalena Svensson, Jakob Simonson, Andreas Poppelier, Emm Berring, Nug, Lena Johansson, Elizabet Thun, Tomas Lundgren, Fredrik Åkum, Lotta Döbling, Sara Forsström, Elin Elfström, Martin Formgren, Jonas Pike, Pär Strömberg, Sofie Josefsson, Gittan Jönsson, Marcus Anteskog, Pauliina Pietilä, Paul Fägerskiöld, Kristina Jansson, Monika Marklinger, Anna Bjerger, James Aldridge, Pierre Sandgren, Yngve Rådberg och Kristina Matousch.

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Pär Strömberg vs NUG
Through the Darkness of Future’s Past II, 2016
Spray paint and water color on paper, 90 x 70 cm

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Pär Strömberg vs NUG
Through the Darkness of Future’s Past I, 2011 – 2016
Spray paint, marker pens and oil color on canvas, 140 x 190 cm

The Hepworth Print Fair in the UK with Paper Gallery

The Hepworth Print Fair

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 March, 10am – 5pm

Private View: Friday 4 March 6-8pm 

The Hepworth Wakefield’s popular Print Fair returns in March 2016 with a host of supporting events which celebrate the art of printmaking. Held in The Calder, a converted mill space and featuring over 40 printmakers, collectives and galleries handpicked from around the UK. Alongside which, PAPER will present work by George Shaw, Lisa WilkensPär StrömbergNarbi Price, Jill Randall, and Susannah Douglas, as well as a selection of prints from BA (Hons) Visual Art students at University of Salford.

Link to the fair: http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/print-fair/

Link to PAPER: http://www.paper-gallery.co.uk/335524/prints

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Article in Cvlt Nation and upcoming exhibition

A recent article on Pär Strömbergs work has been published in Cvltnation.com by writer Katie Metcalfe.

Read it in full here: http://www.cvltnation.com/par-stromberg-dark-art-from-the-far-north/

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Upcoming exhibition:

Dean Clough Gallery in Halifax, UK.
A collaborative exhibition between PAPER from Manchester and Charlie Smith Gallery in London
Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare III

It’s the grand opening of the Spring 2016 shows at Dean Clough this Saturday (30th January). Come and meet the artists between noon and 2.00pm… starting with Helen Clapcott, whose wonderful ‘tempera on ghesso’ pictures of Stockport’s fading industrial heritage are increasingly celebrated.

Click on the flipbook link for all the details:
http://online.flipbuilder.com/nfoq/ggbv/

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions:
Stand P27
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre. Islington, N1 0QH
20-24 January 2016
For London Art Fair’s Art Projects, PAPER will present Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare part II. The exhibition features new and exclusive works by: Hermione Allsopp / Frances Disley / Tracey Eastham / Sarah Eyre / Simon Leahy-Clark / Richard Meaghan / James Moore / Conor Rogers / Pär Strömberg / Hannah Wooll / Rachel Wrigley /
PAPER & CHARLIE SMITH LONDON present:
Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare Part III
The Link Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX
Exhibition Dates: 30 January – 24 April 2016
Private View: Saturday 30 January, 12-3pm
Open daily, 9am-5pm
The exhibition contains individual works from internationally renowned artists such as Chris Jones, Jemima Brown, Florian Heinke, Phill Hopkins, and John Moore’s prizewinner, Narbi Price. Alongside these, there is a series of portraits of Black Metal Girls by Swedish artist, Pär Strömberg. These young women, mainly girls from catholic backgrounds, use the machoistic iconography of Black Metal to make a statement; claiming the subculture as their own. In portraying their ‘selfies’ in Watercolour, Strömberg hopes to evaluate their status within the tropes of Romanticism. The avant-garde cyber Hip Hop performance art group, The Cult of RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, present <The Book of Bitumen>, a residue recording the Cults’ live street performance rituals. Alongside these, will be a new series of intricate sculptural wors by Tracey Eastham. Presented in bell jars, Eastham cuts exquisite detail in suspended fine gold paper.
Later:
Painting Failures at Moderna Museet Malmö, spring 2016
MMM: http://www.modernamuseet.se/malmo/sv/2015/08/06/22-augusti-painting-failures/
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Season Greetings from the Strömberg atelier

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Last week and finissage of Those Of The Unlight

Those of the Unlight – A painting project

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Finissage at Riche Lilla Baren
Tuesday 29/9 17.00-20.00 (last day of the exhibition)

http://riche.se/sv-se/eventdetail/?event_id=762

Stockholm based artist, Pär Strömberg appropriates the imagery of Romanticism alongside the iconography of Black Metal and Satanism.

Mostly known for his vast and deserted landscape paintings, of cold winter woods and starless nights, this project takes a slightly different tour into to the area of portraiture.

The title Those of the Unlight is taken from the second album of Swedish Black metal pioneers Marduk. Brought up in rural Sweden where Christian values permeated his youth, early Heavy Metal and later in the early 90′s partaking of the Scandinavian Black Metal scene offered a form of rebellion that infected the morals of Christian society, even turning a small number of participants into arsonists and murderers.
Rebellion and an anti-everything mentality inspire Strömberg’s practice and he continually draws from this period in his youth. For a subculture so male-centric, Strömberg has chosen to focus upon the female participants. These young women, mainly girls from catholic backgrounds, use the machoistic iconography of Black Metal bands to make a new form of rebellious statement, hashtagging themselves within social media as #blackmetalgirls and claiming the subculture as their own.
In portraying their ‘selfies’ in watercolour, Strömberg hopes to evaluate their status within the tropes of Romanticism. In its stylistic diversity and range of subjects, Romanticism defies simple categorization. As the poet and critic Charles Baudelaire wrote in 1846, “Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling.”

Pär Strömberg born in Örebro, Sweden in 1972, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Strömberg graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam in 1999 and from Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm in 2013 . He was nomineed for the Royal Dutch Painting Prize on four occasions and won the Wim Izaks paintings prize in the Netherlands. He current holds the Cecilia Frisendahls Lithography Grant from the Stockholm Lithography Museum. He has had numerous exhibitions across Europe and the USA. Recent shows includes Charles Bank Gallery in New York, Ron Mandos in Amsterdam, various art fairs across Europe and a solo show in Los Angeles with Coagula Curatorial is soon coming up. His work is included in the following collections: Museum Het Domein Sittard (NL), Caldic Collectie Rotterdam (NL), Akzo Nobel Art Foundation Amsterdam (NL), Peter Drake Collection (NL), Hugo & Carla Brown Collection (NL), Örebro Läns Museum (S) and many more. Strömberg also teaches painting at the Örebro College of Art and is a noted wine enthusiast, writing for several magazines.

Press:
Beautiful Bizarre
Eventsbook.net
Totally Stockholm
Wherevent.com
Wyrd Words & Effegies

Those of the Unlight, opening Tuesday 1st of September in Stockholm

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Those of the Unlight – A painting project

Opening at Riche Lilla Baren
Tuseday 1/9 17.00-20.00, open till 29th of September

http://riche.se/sv-se/eventdetail/?event_id=762

Stockholm based artist, Pär Strömberg appropriates the imagery of Romanticism alongside the iconography of Black Metal and Satanism.

Mostly known for his vast and deserted landscape paintings, of cold winter woods and starless nights, this project takes a slightly different tour into to the area of portraiture.

The title Those of the Unlight is taken from the second album of Swedish Black metal pioneers Marduk. Brought up in rural Sweden where Christian values permeated his youth, early Heavy Metal and later in the early 90′s partaking of the Scandinavian Black Metal scene offered a form of rebellion that infected the morals of Christian society, even turning a small number of participants into arsonists and murderers.
Rebellion and an anti-everything mentality inspire Strömberg’s practice and he continually draws from this period in his youth. For a subculture so male-centric, Strömberg has chosen to focus upon the female participants. These young women, mainly girls from catholic backgrounds, use the machoistic iconography of Black Metal bands to make a new form of rebellious statement, hashtagging themselves within social media as #blackmetalgirls and claiming the subculture as their own.
In portraying their ‘selfies’ in watercolour, Strömberg hopes to evaluate their status within the tropes of Romanticism. In its stylistic diversity and range of subjects, Romanticism defies simple categorization. As the poet and critic Charles Baudelaire wrote in 1846, “Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling.”

Pär Strömberg born in Örebro, Sweden in 1972, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Strömberg graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam in 1999 and from Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm in 2013 . He was nomineed for the Royal Dutch Painting Prize on four occasions and won the Wim Izaks paintings prize in the Netherlands. He current holds the Cecilia Frisendahls Lithography Grant from the Stockholm Lithography Museum. He has had numerous exhibitions across Europe and the USA. Recent shows includes Charles Bank Gallery in New York, Ron Mandos in Amsterdam, various art fairs across Europe and a solo show in Los Angeles with Coagula Curatorial is soon coming up. His work is included in the following collections: Museum Het Domein Sittard (NL), Caldic Collectie Rotterdam (NL), Akzo Nobel Art Foundation Amsterdam (NL), Peter Drake Collection (NL), Hugo & Carla Brown Collection (NL), Örebro Läns Museum (S) and many more. Strömberg also teaches painting at the Örebro College of Art and is a noted wine enthusiast, writing for several magazines.

Press:
Eventsbook.net
Totally Stockholm
Wherevent.com
Wyrd Words & Effegies
Beautiful Bizarre

Art Copenhagen 18-20 September with PAPER

I will show some new work at Art Copenhagen with Paper Gallery of Manchester, open the weekend of 18-20 September! So if you’re planning a trip to Denmark or if you are in CPH at that point, come check it out!

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