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Niklas Holmgren

Studio grant holder in Stockholm 1 april – 30 september 2020

Niklas Holmgren. Born 1974 in Lycksele. Lives and works in: Stockholm.

Niklas Holmgren finished his MFA at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2001. His practice as a painter is characterized by hyperrealistic renditions that alludes to his previous work as a film director and scriptwriter. His evocative tableaus derive as a series of momentary fragments from everyday life, depicting inherent tensions and transient states of mind. As such, a painstaking approach with light and colour becomes a focal point in his practice, which sets out with the feat of unveiling what is generally concealed within.

Alexander rörelse, oil on canvas, 57x40cm, 2018, Photo: Niklas Holmgren

During his stay at Iaspis he will continue working on a new series of paintings depicting his closest relationships, hereby trying to get even closer to his own reality. By examining a moment in the present, he also hopes to connect with the past.

Royal Academy of fine arts, Stockholm, 1995-2001

The family show (Group show, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm) 2019
Enskilda samtal (Group show, GELB, Stockholm) 2019
Stockholm Design Week (Group show, Layered, Stockholm) 2019
Interiör (Solo show Domeij Gallery, Stockholm) 2018
Autumn Sweater (Group Show, Alma, Stockholm) 2017

Film-works :
Introduktion till ett gruppboende (Silverosa Film) 2014
Labyrinth within (B-Reel) 2012
Främmande Land (Dolly Pictures) 2010