Acrylic on canvas, 2018
We will show you the solo show of Emil Öhlund, entitled “Unfamiliar Ceiling”.
Emil Öhlund, the painter based in Sweden, has joined the program of artist in residence at awai art center from the beginning of this Oct. to Dec.. He has been painting new work and will show it on this exhibition. It’ll be consisted of new and past pieces and the mural painted with inspiration from the scenery of Matsumoto.
Please look forward!
1. opening reception
23rd Nov. 17:30-
2. talk party
1st Dec. 16:00-
entrance｜1 drink order
The mountains with their blue shiner and uncountable shapes and forms both seems somewhat dead and peaceful, but at the same time they feel so alive and forever changing, hiding uncountable stories and mysteries.
Sometimes hiding behind the lush clouds that works as portals or gateways to other worlds, dimensions filled with life, death, happiness, sorrow - everything and nothing.
They are, as many other objects & places, wherever you are, fuel for ones imagination and escapisms - The places you go to find calmness and ways to cope with your reality, both goods and bads.
born 1985 in Valdemarsvik, Sweden - Lives and works in Örebro, Sweden. Studied at Örebro Art College between 2009 and 2012.
It is all my memories and impressions from my childhood particularly, somehow blending together in my head, that transform into my work. When I was a kid, all the characters from cartoons, toys & video games, felt alive. In my work, I want to capture that exact feeling again, not just for me, but also for others. A sort of escapism, to allow yourself to go to other dimensions and fantasy worlds to gather power to deal with the not-always-so-pleasant reality.
Information Provided by: awai art center
Period: November 23,2018 (Fri) 〜 December 2,2018 (Sun)
Closed: 26,27,29,30th Nov.
Venue: awai art center