”Alone” is a part of Skaraborgssalongen 2017

Alone

My photo ”Alone” has been accepted to the art exhibition Skaraborgssalongen 2017.

I am really glad to be a part of this art exhibition, in the town where I was born, so it will in a way be kind of back to the roots.

It’s a photo taken with an analogue 35mm camera and Tri-X 400 film during a visit in the forest outside of Mariestad earlier this year.

”Alone” is a part of my project ”Breathing in the silence” consisting of analogue black and whites nature and landscape photos.

The exhibition ”Skaraborgssalongen 2017” opens up the 18th of May at Skövde Art museum and will hang there all summer until it closes the 19th of August.

So if you are on a roadtrip through Sweden this summer, I really think you should take a break here and pay it a visit!

Vernissage at Arvika Konsthall

Tillsammans

On my way to Paris Photo I passed the city Arvika in Värmland and handed in three of my photos from the project ‘Breathing in the silence’ in hope to be a part of the Christmas exhibition at the Arvika Arthall.

The jury for the exhibition was the Norwegian artist Geir Yttervik, and I was privileged to be one of those he chose for the exhibition and a part of the selection of Värmland contemporary art.

Mattias KarlssonArvika Arthall is a very beautiful place and perfect for art exhibitions, and a lot of people visited the vernissage (wich was held at saturday).

The exhibition is open untill the 30th of December 2016 (for opening hours visit the Arvika Konsthall website)

I really think it is a good exhibition and well worth a visit if you are nearby Arvika.

 

Martin Parr at Paris Photo 2016

Me and Martin Parr
Me and Martin Parr

I am a big fan of Martin Parr and his wonderful expression in his pitures, wich combines a lovely mix of houmor and critisism in a way that is both very amusing and with a reflection of society and our behaviors.

When I visited Paris Photo 2016, I had the chance to meet several fantastic photographers and favorites I have, not least Martin Parr.

Last year i saw the great exhibition ‘Souvenir’ with Martin at Fotografiska museum in Stockholm.

At Paris Photo i also had the chance to meet the great Sebastião Salgado, Antoine d’Agata, Sarah Moon and JH Enström.

If you are intrested read my blog about – I met Sebastião Salgado 

Antoine d'Agata
Antoine d´Agata

Sarah Moon
Sarah Moon

JH Engström
JH Engström

 

 

 

I met Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado - Paris Photo 2016

At Paris Photo 2016 I had the honor to meet the photographer Sebastião Salgado.

In over forty years, he has documented the human condition around the world with his camera.

Salgado is legendary and one of the greatest photojournalists and documentary photograpers in the world.

Kuwait . A desert on fire - Sebastião Salgado
His most famous works and photoprojects are The Other Americas, Sahel, Workers, Migrations and Genesis.

And it was a really big moment to meet him in person, and i also got the chance to speek with him for a a minut when he singned his latest book for me. Kuwait, a desert on fire.

Sebastião Salgado

Vernissage på Värmlands Höstsalong 2016

Samtal med Björn Molin

I lördags var det dags för vernissage på Värmlands konstförenings höstsalong 2016, som i år hänger på fina Rackstadmuseet i Arvika.

Årets höstsalong var minst sagt lite speciell då jag själv gjorde debut som en av de konstnärerna som visar sina verk på utställningen (som i år presenterade verk från 124 konstnärer).

Under lördagens vernissage kom cirka 600 besökare och det blev några fina samtal med besökare som var nyfikna på bilderna och projektet som bilderna kommer från. Som du kan se och läsa mer om här – Trinkteufel Nights

Höstsalongen hänger på Rackstadmuseet från 1 oktober – 6 november.

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