Thomas Elovsson

Thomas Elovsson’s works with the documentation of art, how it is mediated through different channels of distribution and in text. His work deals with painting in general and beyond that, abstract painting. His approach can be understood as role-playing or re-enactment of artistic practices. With this he tries out different painterly positions and styles, based on the idea that abstract painting is a style that has many facets and has been present in different contexts at different times, giving abstract painting a position of being a time-traveler, something that is activated in different times giving it new meaning and use. 

Film, photography, text and other forms of documentation is often present in his works. Either as a medium looking at paintings or in the history of his paintings. Elovsson thinks of his paintings as being developed in the same way a film comes to life in the dark room. This means layers and layers of paintings painted on top of each other where the result is the state the painting is in when leaving the studio.

Available Works
E.F.S.292020
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 cm
E.F.S.232020
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 cm
E.F.S.142020
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 42 cm
E.F.S.112020
Acrylic on canvas
42 x 36 cm
E.F.S.102020
Acrylic on canvas
42 x 36 cm
E.F.S.152020
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 42 cm
Social funktionsrealism2018
Acrylic on canvas
175 x 135 cm
Färgen binder formen2018
Acrylic on canvas
175 x 125 cm
Progressiv och dynamisk utveckling2018
Acrylic on canvas
175 x 135 cm
Växelspel i ytan2018
Acrylic on canvas
110 x 80 cm
Art Must Hang2017
Acrylic on canvas
70 x 60 cm
Colors, Lines, Shapes, Forms (Green, Brown, White)2015
Acrylic on canvas
160 x 120 cm
Colors, Lines, Shapes, Forms (Terra, Light Blue)2015
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Damage is Good2012
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 65 cm
Nothing Has Value2012
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 65 cm
Nothing Needs to be Protected or Wrapped2012
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 65 cm
One Million Years2012
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 65 cm
Orange Diamonds2009-2011
Acrylic on canvas
66 x 58 cm
Blue Diamonds2009
Acrylic on canvas
66 x 58 cm
Yellow Diamonds2009
Acrylic on canvas
66 x 58 cm
Brian Eno in Africa (K.H.)2006
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 75 cm
Red Barricade2006
Acrylic on canvas
220 x 180 cm
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Archive

Manifest för en öppen form2018
Acrylic on canvas
175 x 135 cm
Diagonal Stripe 12011
Acrylic on canvas
95 x 80 cm
Diagonal Stripe 32011
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Diagonal Stripe 22011
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 65 cm
Diagonal Stripe 42011
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 65 cm
Do Not Worry2011
Acrylic on canvas
115 x 95 cm
Damage is Good2011
Acrylic on canvas
115 x 95 cm
Nothing Has Value2011
Acrylic on canvas
115 x 95 cm
All Will Be Thrown Out2011
Acrylic on canvas
115 x 95 cm
Nothing Will Be For Sale2011
Acrylic on canvas
115 x 95 cm
Big Brown Bag2011
Acrylic on canvas
160 x 120 cm
The Red Flag2009
Acrylic on canvas
Collection Malmö Konstmuseum
55,5 x 43 cm
Diamond, Army, Paintbrush2008
Acrylic on canvas
68,5 x 60 cm
Study Hard Young Critic (Karl Larsson)2006
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 45 cm
Pink Diamonds2009
Acrylic on canvas
66 x 58 cm
Sonic Youth Plays2009
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 70 cm
Pink Barricade2006
Acrylic on canvas
Collection Malmö Konstmuseum
200 x 160 cm
Brown Barricade2006
Acrylic on canvas
Collection Göteborgs Konstmuseum
220 x 180 cm
Green Barricade2006
Acrylic on canvas
190 x 250 cm
Red Disaster2006
Acrylic on canvas
110 x 90 cm
Upcoming Exhibitions
Previous Exhibitions
Colors of Grey - group exhibition
2021.05.082021.06.17
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IUS INTER - group exhibition
2020.04.172020.06.13
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Minimum - group exhibition
2018.05.052018.06.20
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En annan rörelse
2018.08.252018.09.29
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1 - en samlingsutställning
2017.09.092017.10.07
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A proposal for daily life
2015.11.182015.12.12
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Thomas Elovsson

Born 1962, lives and works in Stockholm

Education

1987 – 1992 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, "One or Many Paintings"

2018
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, "En Annan Rörelse"

2016
Konstcentrum, Gävle, "Vad gör en Konstskola?"

2015
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, "A Proposal for Daily Life"
Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö

2011
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm

2009
Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm
Hit, Göteborg

2006
Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm

2005
Konstcentrum Gävle
Sveriges Allmänna Konstföreningens Galleri, Stockholm

2004
Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm

2002
Enkehuset, Stockholm

2001
Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm
Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö
Galleri Susanne Petterson, Norrköping

2000
Falun Freaky Show, Dalarnas Museum, Falun

1999
WONDERLAND, Malmö Konstmuseum/ Olle Olson Huset, Stockholm

1998
WONDERLAND, Borås Konstmuseum

1996
Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg

1995
Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm

1992
Galleri Du Nord, Borås

1991
Galleri Mejan, Stockholm

Group Exhibitions

2020
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, "IUS INTER"

2019
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, C/O Stockholm

2018
Art and Shops, Tensta Konsthall
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, "Minimum"
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, C/O Stockholm

2017
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, "1, en samlingsutställning"

2016
Mossutställningar, Stockholm/Swe, Brussels/BE, "Upstairs Basement I, II"

2015
Stockholms Läns Museum, Nacka
Västerås Konstmuseum, "Borås - Västerås, Tur och Retur"

2013
Gallery Nova, WHW, Zagreb, Croatia
Tensta Konsthall, "Tensta Museum - Rapporter från nya Sverige"
Borås Konstmuseum, "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

2012
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, "Twenty Years After"

2011
Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, "XL"

2010
"DAS SCHWEDISHE MODELL" The Forgotten Bar/Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany

2009
Open engagement, Marabouparken, Sundbyberg
Från plats till plats, Skissernas Museum, Lund

2008
Clarion Hotel, Stockholm

2007
DIALOG, Skellefteå Konsthall
UNIVERSE WILL BE VERY SUNNY TOMORROW, Roger Björkholmen Gallery

2006
OVERLAP, Landskrona Konsthall / Konstakuten

2005
SEX, Roger Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm

2004
LIVE NOW OR DIE TRYING, Troch Gallery, Amsterdam

2003
Redefining the la-la-la Landscape, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
HEMMA HOS FREDRIK, Fredrik Helander, Stockholm

2001
OUTLANDERS, Baltic Mills, Newcastle

2000
THE CAVE, Konstakuten, Stockholm
ALIVE ARTSPACE, Arlanda Airport
UN CRITIQUE, UN TEXT, UN ARTISTE, Museé de Louviers, France

1998
The Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest
OARTIG, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
THE BIBLE OF NETWORKING, Sala Gia, London
THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE, Proposition Gallery, Belfast
CIA OF 98, Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba

1997
AJAR, Galleri F-15, Moss
c/o Atle Gerhardssen, Oslo
Umedalen skulptur Stefan Andersson, Umeå

1996
THE UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF SKIING, Hooghuis, Arnhem
WHO DOES THE WORLD THINK IT IS, Kabelfabriken, Helsinki
MARX VS MARX, Galleri Fishersund, Reykjavik /Zoo Lounge, Oslo
STAR PROJECT NR 4, Frieshuis America, Amsterdam
LOVE ALL, Färgfabriken, Stockholm

1995
NÄR KATTEN ÄR BORTA, Andreas Brändström, Stockholm
COMP I BOX, Wallingatan 16, Stockholm/ Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
395 Sandvikens Konsthall
SHAKING PATTERNS W139, Amsterdam
DEADLINE, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala

1994
FOOD, Galleri du Nord, Borås
RAZZIA, KB, Malmö

1992
FORUMGALLERIET, Malmö

1991
SPRIDNING - Art against aids, Konstakademien, Stockholm

Collections

Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Göteborg Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden
Municipality of Umeå, Sweden
Municipality of Uppsala, Sweden
Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening, Sweden

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