Tomas Lundgren
Forever Someone Else

August 31
— September 14, 2018

 

Forever Someone Else. Tomas Lundgren, born in 1985, has won increasing acclaim for his uniquely distinctive and peaceful explorations in painting. He has been shown at Färgfabriken, Göteborgs konsthall, and Moderna Museet Malmö, and is a recipient of Beckers Art Award and the Fredrik Roos Art Grant. In this, his second exhibition at CFHILL, Tomas Lundgren delves even deeper into the debris of old archives and history. He sifts for clues in artless photographs found in the periphery of our collective memories. With unbelievably painstaking care, he works through a succession of layers with his brush, like an archaeologist of sorts.

His black and white paintings oscillate between a thousand shades of grey. The most monumental of the pieces in the exhibition, Reenact, measures 270 x 190 cm, and is a recreation of a photograph once used by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, who is famous for his Art Nouveau illustrations from the turn of the last century.

Michael Elmenbeck
Anna-Karin Pusic
Michael Storåkers