Lars Lerin: Kulisser/Sceneries

Lars Lerin: Kulisser/Sceneries
Library Shelf Location 18.LERI
Publication Date 2014

Lars Lerin is a master of watercolour. He knows everything there is to know about the temper and movement of this media, along with its strengths and weaknesses. His images bear the imprint of his hands but also of his heart and mind. This summer’s extensive exhibition embraces both sadness and warmth, melancholia and hope.

Those who are already familiar with Lerin’s watercolours will recognise his typical treatment of light, which seems almost magically to illuminate the works from within. We will also discover new qualities in the artist’s extended subject matter. Nature has previously been a dominating element in Lerin’s work. Recently, he has begun taking a greater interest in the man-made world. His new works show the backdrops to our everyday lives. A sense of claustrophobia and isolation recurs in the dilapidated suburbs of European cities, but also in the watercolours of stuffed animals in the Gothenburg Natural History Museum. The emphasis is on house facades and window dressings. This is about feeling lost and alienated, about having gradually become more of an onlooker than a participator in the course of life. In Lerin’s exhibition, the artist and spectator are both observers from the outside.

Lars Lerin has also begun to reinterpret works by other artists and paint stills from films that have moved him, reproducing key scenes from classics by both Alfred Hitchcock and Werner Herzog. The result is paintings with the characteristic suspense of the film medium.

ISBN 9789189477568
Quantity 1
Pages 103 Pages, Illustrations: 43 in colour. 215 x 290 (mm)
Editor Joanna Persman
Author Bera Nordal
Format Hardback
Publisher Nordiska Akvarellmuseet
Related Artist Lars Lerin
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Watercolours
Artist's Nationality Swedish
Languages English, Swedish

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