Pär Strömberg

2010

Born in 1972 in Örebro, Sweden – Pär Strömberg lives and works between Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Stockholm, Sweden. Currently teaching painting at Örebro College of Art, Sweden.

My paintings show silent landscapes. The works refer to the dense Swedish nature, beautiful but deserted, uncanny but seductive. Just like in nature, the light and darkness are important elements in the paintings. I paint snow, ice, forests and mountains in this – as I call them – mindscapes, rich in colours under their deep hues of black, white and grey.

I have lived, had my studies, and showed my work, mostly abroad where my work has attracted an extra value of exoticism, something I now would like to deepen and ground whilst moving back to Sweden. In my work I flirt with the Scandinavian national romanticism and post-apocalyptic alienation.

EDUCATION
2011-PRESENT
Royal Institute of Art- Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm, SE

1996-1999
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, B.F.A., Amsterdam, NL

1994-1996
Örebro College of Art, Örebro, SE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012  
Of Ice and Movement, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, SE
Transylvanian Hunger, Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen, Örebro, SE

2011
New work, Galleri Örsta, Örebro, SE
With Stief Desmet, Galerie Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Into the Starless Night, Galerie 37, Haarlem, NL

2010  
The Undutchables, Galleri Blå, Linköping, SE
Darkness Visible, Riche, Stockholm, SE

2009  
Darkness Visible, Serieuze Zaken Studioos, Amsterdam, NL
A Painting Solo Show, Serieuze Zaken Studioos, Art Amsterdam art fair, Amsterdam, NL
Ride The Lightning, Black Jim Gallery, Berlin, DE

2008  
I Need To Watch Things Die, Odea Gallery, Stockholm, SE
Nordic Lights, Tapper-Popermajer, Teckomatorp, SE
Paint it Black, Catharina Kapel Kunstcentrum, Harderwijk, NL

2006
Being There, Dubbelbee Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
A Blaze In The Nordic Sky, Galleri Örsta, Örebro, SE

2005
Lucem Fearo – Vassa Eggen, Stockholm, SE

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
Galleri Jonas Kleerup, SE
Nordens Ljus, Stockholm SE
Spring Exhibition, the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SE
RETROspect, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY

2011
PAN Amsterdam Artfair, Amsterdam, NL
Nieuwe uitleenschatten, CBK, Der Aa-kerk, Groningen, NL
Apopcalypse Now, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, NL

2010
Också vidare… Örebro Läns Museum, SE
Förr och Nu, Kumla Konsthall, Örebro, SE
Villa Contemporary Art, Stockholm, SE
Noaks Ark, Bukowskis, Stockholm, SE
Stilla, Långsam, Rörlig, NorArt, Örebro, SE

 

 

2009
Serieuze Zaken at AAF art fair, Amsterdam, NL
Landschat – Galerie Bianca Laandgraaf, Laren, NL
Örebro KonsthalL, SE

2008
Örebro Konsthall, SE
Vinter, Galleri Örsta, SE
Something and Something Else, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, NL
Gallery Selection, Tapper- Popermajer, Teckomatorp, SE
Örebro Open Art 2008, Örebro,SE
Zomerparade, Galerie Bianca Landgraaf, Laren, NL
Quant a Moi – Willy Schoots Galerie, Eindhoven, NL
WeAreThe SuperlativeConspiracy, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Swedish Destiny and Adventure, Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin IE
Project(or), Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, NL
Örebro Konsthall, Örebro, SE
Kerstmarkt, De Paviljoens, Almeere, NL

2007
Galleri Örsta, Örebro, SE
Koninklijke Schilders Prijs, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, NL
Destroy Babylon, Sixspace at Year07 Art Projects, London, UK
11 / 194 m2, ODEA Gallery, Stockholm, SE
Islands, Dubbelbee Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
National Pride, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
FUCK, Bijlmer Amsterdam ZO, NL
A Winter’s Nights Striving Towards Summer, Lemonstreet Gallery, Dublin, IE
Dreamland, Kunstvereniging, Diepenheim, NL
Dreamland, Gist, Brummen, NL

2006
The Shape Of Things To Come, Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm, SE
Selectie 06, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, NL
Oceanic Waves, Holland & The Nordics, Kaapeli Tehdas, Helsinki, SF
Koninklijke Schilders Prijs, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, NL
Art Rotterdam, DubbelBee Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

2005
Fultjacks Blot 23, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Small Wonders, Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Koninklijke Schilders Prijs, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, NL
Art For Sail, Bagage Hal – Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
WERUS, Sommarklubben, Malmö, SE
Can’t See The Forest, Sixspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA