Now Christel Jönsson returns to Gothenburg to show her exciting and expressive paintings in tempera. It will be her third solo show here, this time at RiverCity Gallery. She has exhibited since 1982, both in Sweden and Italy.
“I’m interested in creating some kind of modern icons that serve as reminders for us about what’s important, for real.”
Christel Jönsson was born in 1959 in Ängelholm. She received her artistic education at the Academy of Arts in Italian Florence, where great emphasis was focused on artistic craftsmanship. After ten years in Italy, she moved home to Sweden, to Viken in Skåne, where she now is active. She both paints and works with film and performance. In her paintings she uses techniques from the old bottega tradition based on the tempera, where she, with humble disrespect, experiments on something new.
In this exhibition paintings by Linda Ljungblad is shown. Watercolor artist, born in 1988. She grew up in Falkenberg, now living and working in Gothenburg.
“Has painted and created as long as I can remember, and the watercolor has become a faithful companion over the years. Loves light and contrasts, which often can be seen in my paintings. Always take a picture of the places I visit and then try to recreate the environment and the personal feeling in my watercolors. Recurring city and ocean motif has also become a distinctive feature of my art. “
Collection exhibition with painting, as well as a little sculpture, glass and photo. Shown during the period September, 22-30 2018.
Participating artists: Arjuna Geir Aasehaug, Maria C Bernhardsson, Steve Bettman, Annika Clarholm, Ingrid Draminsky, Niklas Fännick, Charlotta Gavelin, Stina Gunnarsson, Torbjörn Hahne, Barbro Hallén, Anders Hammarström, Joachim Karkea, Ingrid Leonardsson, Katarina Puente, Anna Ryman, Louise Villa, Mia Wiking, Malin Wävendahl
In the first exhibition this season, we are pleased to show Joachim Karkea’s watercolor paintings. Joachim grew up in Junosuando in Tornedalen and started painting already at the age of 12. He mostly paints landscape motifs and city motifs with strong skies and lights. Joachim has been called the “Master of light”. He participated in the SVT Artistic Dream in 2016.
Different artists are guests in the gallery to show their art during the period June, 30 until August, 16. The artists run their own exhibitions and will be present in the gallery. The whole programme will be found here:
Last show for the season!
We exhibit small and large in a number of techniques by our wonderful artists.
Steve Bettman, Ingrid Leonardsson, Mia Frankedal, Hans O Bergman, Katarina Puente Nyman, Zehra Ay, Maria C Bernhardsson, Stina Gunnarsson, Heike Thiede, Hans Göran Broman, Mia Wiking, Torbjörn Hahne, Natalia Johansson, Anna Bergström, Barbro Hallén, Lena Öritsland, Britta Grönstrand …
Pop in for an afterwork and if you find some artwork you like, we will be happy!
If you want to bring directly, it’s possible.
The exhibition runs until Thursday June, 14.
Nature? Life? The time? And what is our relation to the fragile?
In human relation to nature and our environment there are many aspects of fragility, from the life of a grass stream to the great in the environment or a changing landscape. In this exhibition there are different collections over time. It has been compiled into converted objects or arranged for a photographic impression in a way to stop, check, remember and remind.”
In this exhibition we meet two Gothenburg artists. Niklas Fännick who makes sculptures of recycled metal and Charlotta Gavelin, photographer, who shows images made with a very old photographic method, cyanotopi. Different art forms but two artists with similarities in their thoughts and expressions united in the common theme “Fragile things”.
In the upcoming exhibition Hans-Göran Broman returns and shows his masterly painting in oil. This time together with Torbjörn Hahne, who shows reliefs and images in stoneware and glass. Two highly skilled and experienced artists we are proud to show in a joint exhibition.
Hans-Göran Broman’s painting moves in a boarder zone between the abstract and the figurative. The figures are indicated and it triggers the mind on the viewer. Interesting color and form combinations in a superb technical performance. His interest in painting was first raised at the drawing lessons at school, and he has been painting ever since. Nowadays in a studio at Rydal Museum.
Torbjörn Hahne studied ceramics at Konstfack in Stockholm, and has then been educated in both glass and enamel. Inspiration fetches Torbjörn from nature, trips and hikes. The impressions are collected and then expressed in amazing experimental colors and shapes that grow through, for example, raku burning. It will be a kind of painting with the help of the fire and the oxides. His creation takes place in many stages with sketches, paintings, photographs and screens, both in own studio at Hindås and at KKV in Gothenburg.
Photographer Lena Öritsland exhibits pictures from the Gothenburg Harbour.
Lena has been walking with a camera on her shoulder since she was 17, and when she began to approach her 30s, she wanted to take the opportunity to develop her artistic side, she sought and entered the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Some of the photos from her graduation exhibition were then taken to a collective exhibition for Swedish photography at the Modern Museum. Today Lena works full time with her artistic photography.
The shipyards, harbor and cranes have always been in Lena’s life and after moving back to Gothenburg from Stockholm, she understood how much they symbolised. When she received free access to the harbor area in 2015, she spent during 6 months about twenty days in the harbor. She documented cranes, docks, ladders, raindrops, early morning till late in the evening and in all kinds of weather. Then it took a whole year before Lena came up with what she wanted to do with the pictures and what expression she would have when she showed them.
Now you can see her pictures in the exhibition “Cranes, rust and sky”.
This year’s first exhibitor is Wendela Liander. An exhibition filled with colors, longing, people and life. Wendela paints in acrylic and painting has always been necessary for her. She paints both in her own studio outside Kungsbacka and at Lindholmen art school for Peter Hefner. Wendela has participated in both separate and group exhibitions since 2001.
Welcome to enjoy an exhibition filled with paintings, photos, glass art and some other nice things!!!
In this year’s Christmas exhibition we want to show as many of our talented artists as possible. It will therefore be a moving exhibition where we rebuilding it during the show period. It makes it possible to directly bring purchased artwork.
Nick Olsen, Stina Gunnarsson, Ingrid Leonardsson, Anne Walker, Barbro Hallen, Hans-Göran Broman, Lennart Berggren, Tony Roos, Steve Bettman, Alf Bengtsson, Camilla Hyllen, David Obi, Mia Wiking, Anna Bergström, Katarina Puente Nyman, Emma Winèus, Louise Villa, Joachim Karkea, Annika Clarholm, Hans O Bergman, Torbjörn Hahne, Marie-Louise Lindell, Maria C Bernhardsson, Bitte Liljevall Sjöström, Olle Brandqvist, Jim De Block and others.
Marias paintings flow in color, shape and imagination. It was the dream of a house that got her to start painting her own fantasy house and then it has continued.
Characteristic for Marias painting for many years was naivistic house motifs and strong colors. In recent years, however, the houses have become more diffuse and a little dreamy and painted in many layers but still with strong colors. There is a lot of feeling that rules and Maria rarely knows what it will be from the beginning.
“The color is the most important to me. Gladly with as many colors as possible in combination at the same time. Contrasts, strong colors-bright pastels, dark-luminous, angular, skewed, dreamy, naive, layer on layer. Something is hidden there under all the colors – something pop out. “
RiverCity Gallery presents Olle Brandqvist in this exhibition, showing paintings and sculptures. We will see especially his watercolors, but also get to know his sculptures. Probably it is his stone heads that are most famous. But even the ttinsculptures, undecided people and the wild nature stuck in the visitor’s eye and memory.
Olle is educated at Konstindustriskolan in Gothenburg and Konstfack in Stockholm.
Over the years, he has received ATatens Arbetsstidendium (Scholarship) on two occasions. He is represented at Borås Art Museum, in Stockholm, Södertälje, Marks, with several municipalities, at Statens Konstråd and in the municipality of Mark. Larger outdoor work is in Borås and in the sculpture parks at the Astely Gallery in Uttersberg and in the Hishult Art Hall.
The list of exhibitions is very long and includes art museums and art galleries as well as galleries in Sweden and abroad. The latest exhibitions have been at Borås Art Museum, Glasets Hus in Limmared and recently Hishults Konsthall. Now it’s Gothenburg that meets Olle Brandqvist.
We are happy to present Jim De Block and the photo exhibition “Neither here nor there”.
Vernissage on Saturday September, 23 at 12-16
The artists David Obi, Birgitta Ryberg, Johanna Lawner and Caroline Hopkins participate and show paintings and sculptures of horses.
Our summer exhibitions are run by the artists themselves.
You find the hole programme below.
Welcome to take part of an exiting summer season!
In this group exhibition you will meet many of our artists.
Some of them are: Steve Bettman, Ingrid Leonardsson, Maria C Bernhardsson, Hans O Bergman, Torbjörn Hahne, Lennart Berggren, Anna Ryman, Annika Clarholm and others.
Participating artsits in the Christmas exhibition this year …
Helena Backmark – mixed media
Louise Villa – painting
Alf Bengtsson – wood sculpture / OP-art
Olle Olsson – photo
Jürgen Asp – drawing and water color
An exiting mixture of art from our talented artists is shown during this exhibition.
The gallery becomes two years and celebrates by showing an exiting group exhibition.
Participating artists: Amanda Karlsson, Hans-Göran Broman, Jenny Forsgren, Hans O Bergman, Maria C Bernhardsson, Anne Walker, Claes Hillén, Helén Tapper, Birgitta Jannesson
In the exhibition ” Gothenburg in me”, we meet David Obi and his popular paintings with motifs from Gothenburg. David has held several solo exhibitions in Gothenburg, he has also participated in group exhibitions at the River City Gallery , and now we finally see a new solo exhibition of his amazing paintings .
David Obi was born in 1980 and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. He has been drawing and painting all his life . He studied General Art at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos. He has been living and working in Gothenburg, but currently lives in Oslo.
In an thrilling encouter, we show the imaginative paitnings of Camilla Hyllén and the beautiful jewelery art by Camilla Svensson.
Five artists show their personal expressions in different techniques.
Mia Wiking, oil and mixed media
Torbjörn Hahne, ceramics
Ingrid Leonardsson, glass
David Obi, mixed media
Marie Sjölin, linoleum / mixed media
Hans-Göran Broman’s paintings move in a border zone between the abstract and the figurative. This is his first solo exhibition in Gothenburg, even though he had many exhibitions since 1990.
His interest in painting, was first raised at drawing lessons at school, and he has been painting ever since.It is in the oil painting that he feels at home.
“It has the whole directory, from thin to thick , from opaque to transparent . “
Warmly welcome to visit the exhibition which runs from October 10 to 18.
Warmly welcome to see Claes Hilléns photo exhibition “Landskapande” which runs between September 4 – 13 .
Claes Hillén is a self-taught photographer with a passion for big and small landscapes and he has held several exhibitions and slide shows in recent years. Claes is also a dedicated street photographer.
Cilla Persson, glass
Gun Eld Sandström, oil painting
Hans Björsson, oil painting
Karl-Gustaf Hellqvist, photo
Kate Hellqvist, acrylic / watercolor painting
Susanne Norberg, watercolor painting
Group exhibition with artists from both earlier and coming exhibitions.
Louise Lindblom, painting
Ingrid Leonardsson, glass
Jan Stigland, painting
Agneta Starfelt, painting
Camilla Hyllén, painting
David Obi, painting
Birgitta Jannesson, ceramics
Jenny Forsgren, painting
Anne Walker, photo
Hans O Bergman, painting