Konst i Blåsväder

Art in Bad Weather

Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm

22 April 2015

I was invited by Marie-Louise Lorentzen, the head of the Artists' Materials department. to do a lecture presentation of my work at Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. I proposed to  do a  crash course in outdoor painting to accompany it. After giving the students an introduction to my own practice, we went outside to work. Since the art academy is situated on an island, I thought it befitting to explore the concept of painting on an island. Each student brought their own painting materials. To represent the island,  I bought a  palm tree in the local flowers shop.  Around the plant  a number of easels and buckets of water were placed, giving the students the option to paint while standing in water on the shore of the island.   While the students were working, weather gods were changing the scenery from night to day, sun to rain and thunder to snow.

Participating artists: Asa Johannson, Yvonne Engelhardt, Ivar Lövheim, Maria Lundberg, Linda Ljunggren, Gabriella Menerwa, Beatrice Orlando