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Emil Olsson
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Bio

Born in Halmstad, Sweden in 1982, Emil Olsson is an innovative mixed media artist.  Emil loves to mix different styles and materials such as spray paint and oil in the same painting, or using stencils with hand finishing. The contrast between the old and the new is exciting: a Renaissance street art on canvas.

His portraits of women celebrate his conception of them as everyday heroes. The feminine and archetypal mother are presented, portraying feelings and thoughts through complex layering and imagery in praise of strength.

Emil has amassed accolades in his home country, and completely sold out of his two most recent exhibitions. His art is being presented to select audiences around the world, featured on several blogs and in publications in Sweden and the United States.

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BIO

Born in Halmstad, Sweden in 1982, Emil Olsson is an innovative mixed media artist.  Emil loves to mix different styles and materials such as spray paint and oil in the same painting, or using stencils with hand finishing. The contrast between the old and the new is exciting: a Renaissance street art on canvas.

His portraits of women celebrate his conception of them as everyday heroes. The feminine and archetypal mother are presented, portraying feelings and thoughts through complex layering and imagery in praise of strength.

Emil has amassed accolades in his home country, and completely sold out of his two most recent exhibitions. His art is being presented to select audiences around the world, featured on several blogs and in publications in Sweden and the United States.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I started to take an interest in paintings and painting about 10 years ago. It was when i first meet street art and the urban culture that something happened, and it was love at first sight. I can’t really say what it was that caught my attention, the strong statements or the beauty of the artwork. Perhaps the two of them make it perfect. I find inspiration in ordinary things, everyday actions and happenings. Where I’m always trying to lift up the female thoughts and feelings.
To me, a woman is a warrior or an everyday hero. Not a warrior with swords or guns. Not fighting crime. But fighting for her family or for injustice in society.
For example, Why are women paid less then men? Even if they have a higher education? Why does a woman have to dress up in a special way to be taken seriously? When did we start to value money and power before kindness and generosity? What does a woman think when she gets a minute for herself? Is she longing for something else? Or is she hiding her true self just because that’s what society wants her to do?

EXHIBITIONS

2016 | Galleri Black And White Art – Solo Show Halmstad
2016 | Ogalleryla – Solo show Los Angeles
2016 | ABV Gallery – Group show Atlanta
2016 | Galleri Couleur – Group show Stockholm
2016 | AFF Stockholm
2016 | Galleri Backlund – Group show Gothenburg
2015 | AAF Stockholm
2015 | Galleri Backlund – Solo show Gothenburg
2015 | Galleri Black and White art Group show
2015 | Galleri Jäger/Jansson – Group show Lund
2014 | Dax Gallery – Group Show OC California
2014 | Black & White – Solo show Halmstad
2014 | Galleri Ferm – Group Show Gothenburg
2013 | Galleri 70. Halmstad – Solo Show
2013 | The Unit London. London – Group Show
2013 | Rowe Galleri. Halmstad – Group Show
2013 | Dax Gallery. OC California – Group Show


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