Something Swedish

01.12.2006 - 14.01.2007

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Something Swedish

Two swedish artists: Peter Ern and Roger Hansson. Ern’s paintings are a kind of landscape painting, and the inspiration comes from what the artist sees, and what he imagines. Hansson is an important representative of one of the most interesting current artistic scenarios; in addition to video and installation is capable of using painting in unexpected ways.

Peter Ern, born in 1965 in Norrtalje, he lives and works in Stockholm. His paintings are a kind of landscape painting, and the inspiration comes from what the artist sees, and what he imagines. He paints the places near him, that everyone who lives nearby recognizes: the gas station, the shop on the corner or a familiar street. They are often so normal that one no longer notices or thinks about them. And yet the artist is interested in those motifs, because he thinks there is more to them: “I want there to be a mystery, a hidden secret inside every painting I paint, something that is concealed behind the everyday reality of the moments and places I paint. It may be that my works are interpreted differently by those who look at them”.

Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2006 “New Painters part two”, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Milan – “Something Swedish”, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Berlin 2005 ALP Galleri Peter Bergman, Stockolm 2003/04 ALP Galleri Peter Bergman, Stockolm 2002 Galleri PS, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Selected Group Exhibitions: 2006 Liste 06 Basel – , 2005 LISTE 05 Basel – , 2004 Galleri Becker, Jveskila, LISTE 04 Basel.


Roger Hansson was born in 1967 in Hishult, he lives and works in Stockholm. He makes his debut in German by presenting a series of new works, never shown before, oils on canvas and on board, of small dimensions.


The painting is textural: small personalities appear in improbable locations. The figures are elongated into interminable shadows, little soldiers march with balloons tied to their arm, or walk on the branches of trees, towards the sky, youngsters stroll along hand in hand, while a little band plays. The atmosphere is playful but never banal, the reference to the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen (the tin soldier) and the Nordic tradition is immediately evident. Hansson is an important representative of one of the most interesting current artistic scenarios, the Scandinavian one, that in addition to video and installation, the most characteristic medias, is capable of using painting in unexpected ways.

Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2006 “Something Swedish”, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Berlin – ALP galleri Peter Bergman, Stockolm 2004 ALP galleri Peter Bergman, Stockolm 2002 Galleri Konstfack, Stockolm 2000 Galleri Antikvariat Kungsgatan, Halmstad.

Selected Group Exhibitions: 2006 Berliner LISTE 06, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Berlin – Konstnarshuset, Stockholm – LISTE 06 Basel, ALP galleri Peter Bergman, Stockholm, Basel 2005 LISTE 05, Basel ALP galleri Peter Bergman, Stockholm, LISTE 04 Basel, galleri Peter Bergman, Stockholm.