Louise Villa is born in 1974 and now living and working outside Lund. She has always painted and started exhibiting in 2013. Since then, there have been many exhibitions around Sweden and also abroad. Louise paints in oil and acrylic. She often works in several layers to give the paintings a depth.
Louise has a Bachelor of Design in Design, University of Design and Crafts, HDK, Gothenburg 2001. She has also artistic education from Dômen’s graphic school, Öland Folkhögskola Bild och Form, SV’s full-time painter school in Malmö. Various watercolors and ceramics courses as well as portrait painting at the Florence Academy of Fine Art in Gothenburg and the Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Simrishamn.
“I think of art as a way of communication. An artwork leads the recipient to his/her own deep intuitive self. To expirience art we spontaneoulsy reach inside our selfes. To look at the surface is just not enough, even though it may be compelling with its colors, contrasts and motives. It is what happens inside us, as viewers, that is of real interest. When we expirience art that resonates with our own history and experience, we feel moved, touched, stirred, even provoked.”
Now Steve Bettman is back with a new solo exhibition. We are happy to once again be able to show his watercolors.
Steve is trained in both watercolor and oil painting and has found his unique style from the two different worlds; the watercolor with its fast and spontaneous expression and the oil’s methodical, solid feel. The motifs are usually landscapes, sea motifs, and portraits, and he emphasizes the simplicity of his surroundings in a confident and self-evident way.
The gallery will take part in “Culture Night” on Friday, October 25 from 15.30 – 19.30.
Meet artist Steve Bettman this evening. Steve is one of the gallery’s very popular artists and has an ongoing exhibition during Culture Night.
Welcome to a gallery evening with mingle, artist talk and fantastic pictures!
In this exhibition we meet three watercolor artists with very personal expressions.
In our first solo exhibition after the summer, we present Magnus K Larson.
Magnus is an autodidact artist and his motifs are usually abstract. He works with a mixed media based on gouache.
“I never decide before which motif I will paint, only which colors I will use and then the motif will grow while painting, layer on layer. I get my inspiration from other art as well as from my surroundings, from a broken facade, a rusty sheet or the clouds in the sky. “
During the summer different artists are guests in the gallery during some shorter exhibitions. The artists run their own exhibitions and will be present in the gallery.
You find the whole program below.
Group exhibition with a number of our artists.
We exhibit art from Maria C Bernhardsson, Hans-Göran Broman, Barbro Hallén, Steve Bettman, Camilla Hyllén, Arjuna Geir Aasehaug, Mia Wiking, M K Larson, Charlotta Gavelin, Hans O Bergman, Marie-Louise Landén, Alf Bengtsson, Louise Villa, David Obi, Ingrid Leonardsson, Tobias Liljeborg, Anne Walker, Niklas Fännick, Heike Thiede, Masayoshi Oya … and we have art from many more!
In the exhibition “Color and form” we meet two fantastic artists. The photographer Anne Walker and the potter Masayoshi Oya. An exciting meeting between photo art and ceramics.
Anne is inspired by Impressionism and Abstract Art, her images are elusive, metaphorical, and poetic. Her camera is her brush and nature is her palette.
Traditional art and crafts from Japan have been a great source of inspiration for Masayoshi and it is the mixture between the Swedish and the Japanese that shapes his ideas and himself as an artist. He turns in stoneware and porcelain and his works are covered by sophisticated and vibrant glazes. His ceramics are characterized by a distinctly aesthetic approach but also a subtle playfulness and ease.
We are proud to celebrate the gallery’s 5th anniversary. We do this with an exhibition filled with art from our fantastic artists. One artwork by every artist. So there will be a lovely mixed show.
The artists participating are Hans-Göran Broman, Mia Wiking, Charlotta Gavelin, Marika Lang, Natalia Johansson, Mia Frankedal, Steve Bettman, Arjuna Geir Aasehaug, Hans O Bergman, Anita Johansson, Ingrid Draminsky, Wendela Liander, Anna Rosenbäck, Marie-Louise Landén, Louise Villa, Alf Bengtsson, Maria C Bernhardsson, Anders Hammarström, Marie-Louise Lindell, Ingrid Leonardsson, Stina Gunnnarsson, Annika Clarholm, Lennart Berggren, Joachim Karkea, Anna Ryman, Kerstin Gadd, Zehra Ay, Claes Hillén, Olle Brandqvist, Torbjörn Hahne, Katarina Puente, Tobias Liljeborg, Camilla Hyllén, Tony Roos, Anne Walker, Lena Öritsland, Niklas Fännick, Diana Laitinen, Dagmar Glemme, Bitte Liljevall-Sjöström, Mahmoud Alsadi, Susanne Norberg, Barbro Hallén, M K Larson, David Obi, Chritel Jönsson, Masayoshi Oya.
We are happy to present Susanna Arwin and the exhibition “different sides of the same thing”
Susanna is a painter and sculptor and for her, the expression has always shifted between different techniques and imagery, according to what is to be said by her. This exhibition will show painting in acrylic, paper paintings, mixed media, graphics and sculptures in bronze in the form of both the ”auntie” and the handbag etc. . . . many expressions that the exhibition’s name wants to signal.
Susanna Arwin has become known as the creator of the art project “The Swedish Auntie”.
She has had many exhibitions over the years both at galleries, art halls and museums. She is represented by the State Art Council, several municipalities, county councils and companies. In recent years, she has mainly worked with public and private assignments, among others for Alingsås municipality where the bronze sculpture “With the handbag as a weapon” is found and for the New Academy Awards (alternative Nobel Prize in literature) where she made a statue in bronze as a prize.
During the opening day at 13.00, Susanna will talk about her life with “The Swedish Auntie”
Photographer Claes Hillén exhibits landscape images in abstraction and perfection.
They will move you from the impressing landscapes, where the Andalusian almond trees show up in their full splendor, to intimate landscapes in the Nordic nature.
Claes Hillén is an autodidact, a photographer who for many years walked around with his camera in the forest, mountains and coastal landscape. He has had 15 own exhibitions over the years and has also been part of a number of exhibitions with other photographers and artists.
We are happy to introduce Natalia Johansson in this year’s first exhibition.
She is educated at Mukhina Art Institute. Since the 90’s she has been living and working as an artist in Stockholm. She has exhibited in art galleries, museums and galleries all over Sweden and abroad.
Natalia paints mainly in oil and acrylic.
“I am inspired by everything possible that I see in front of me, sometimes it can be small cities that I visit, sometimes groups with people. It is very different impressions that give imput to the motives in my paintings. I try to stylize and create my own way of painting. I am very interested in different combinations of colors – how they work together and what effect one can get on a canvas “
This year’s Christmas exhibition will offer art in different forms.
Among the participating artists are:
Arjuna Geir Aasehaug (painting), Lennart Berggren (painting), Steve Bettman (painting), Liv Borglund (sculpture), Dagmar Glemme (glass and painting), Anders Hammarström (photo), M.K. Larsson (painting), Ingrid Leonardsson (glass), Susanne Norberg (painting), Mia Wiking (painting) and others.
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. “
During this period we show art in different techniques from our talented artists.
Welcome to visit us!
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.
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