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Per Kesselmar

Biography

Per Kesselmar is born in Stockholm in 1960 and studies at the Valand Art Academy in Göteborg from 1984 to 1986 before attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 1986 to 1990. In 1995 as in 2000 and in 2004 he receives the Baertling grant & National Artists Board, in 2011 an Academy of Fine Arts scholarship and in 2017  the Sten A Olsson grant.

Applying oil paint to different metals in up to forty layers, Kesselmar creates veritable colour spaces with a remarkable depth effect. Kesselmar‘s works can be found in public and private collections such as in the Museum of Modern Art Stockholm, Nörrkoping Art Museum, Skövde Art Museum, the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe and the SAK (Swedish Art Association). During his career to date, the artist has already been awarded with several important scholarships and promotional prizes, the most recent being the famous Swedish Sten A Olsson Kulturstipendiat which enabled him a solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Göteborg. The artist lives and works in Stockholm.

Exhibitions (choice)

1994 Ars Nova, Gothenburg   |   1995 & 93 Constructive Tendency, Stockholm   |   2002 Botkyrka Konsthall Mathias van Arkell, Stockholm   |   2008 The Swedish General Art Society 2009 Full View, Uppsala Art Museum   |   2012 Artist house, Stockholm with Anna Wignell   |   2013 Exposure, Arts Academy, Stockholm   |   2017 Inde Jacobs Gallery, Marfa, Texas   |   2017 Shine, Galerie Fargested, Stockholm   |   2017 - 2018 Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sten A Olsson cultural scholarship   |   2018 PER KESSELMAR - paintings/OTTO BOLL - sculptures, Dierking, Zurich   |   2021 NOTHINGTOSEENESS void/white/silence, Museum Akademie der Künste, Berlin   |   2021 - 2022 Per Kesselmar & Eva Lange, Liljevalchs Kunsthalle, Stockholm   |   2022 PRESENCE. Per Kesselmar & Sculptures from India and Southeast Asia, Dierking, Zurich.

Despite the ravenous hunger for seeing,
the gaze inevitably slips between
shimmering light and vibrating shadows.
What we have here
is all and nothing
– only perception’s endless adventure.

10. Dec 2018 -

PER KESSELMAR - paintings | OTTO BOLL - sculptures
Zurich
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22. Nov -

Cologne Fine Art 2018
Cologne
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Per Kesselmar

Despite the ravenous hunger for seeing,
the gaze inevitably slips between
shimmering light and vibrating shadows.
What we have here
is all and nothing
– only perception’s endless adventure.

Biography

Per Kesselmar is born in Stockholm in 1960 and studies at the Valand Art Academy in Göteborg from 1984 to 1986 before attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 1986 to 1990. In 1995 as in 2000 and in 2004 he receives the Baertling grant & National Artists Board, in 2011 an Academy of Fine Arts scholarship and in 2017  the Sten A Olsson grant.

Applying oil paint to different metals in up to forty layers, Kesselmar creates veritable colour spaces with a remarkable depth effect. Kesselmar‘s works can be found in public and private collections such as in the Museum of Modern Art Stockholm, Nörrkoping Art Museum, Skövde Art Museum, the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe and the SAK (Swedish Art Association). During his career to date, the artist has already been awarded with several important scholarships and promotional prizes, the most recent being the famous Swedish Sten A Olsson Kulturstipendiat which enabled him a solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Göteborg. The artist lives and works in Stockholm.

Exhibitions (choice)

1994 Ars Nova, Gothenburg   |   1995 & 93 Constructive Tendency, Stockholm   |   2002 Botkyrka Konsthall Mathias van Arkell, Stockholm   |   2008 The Swedish General Art Society 2009 Full View, Uppsala Art Museum   |   2012 Artist house, Stockholm with Anna Wignell   |   2013 Exposure, Arts Academy, Stockholm   |   2017 Inde Jacobs Gallery, Marfa, Texas   |   2017 Shine, Galerie Fargested, Stockholm   |   2017 - 2018 Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sten A Olsson cultural scholarship   |   2018 PER KESSELMAR - paintings/OTTO BOLL - sculptures, Dierking, Zurich   |   2021 NOTHINGTOSEENESS void/white/silence, Museum Akademie der Künste, Berlin   |   2021 - 2022 Per Kesselmar & Eva Lange, Liljevalchs Kunsthalle, Stockholm   |   2022 PRESENCE. Per Kesselmar & Sculptures from India and Southeast Asia, Dierking, Zurich.

10. Dec 2018 -

PER KESSELMAR - paintings | OTTO BOLL - sculptures
Zurich
MORE

22. Nov -

Cologne Fine Art 2018
Cologne
MORE
10. Dec 2018 -

PER KESSELMAR - paintings | OTTO BOLL - sculptures

Zurich
MORE
22. Nov -

Cologne Fine Art 2018

Cologne
MORE
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