Lars Bohman Gallery has the great pleasure to present new works by Jarl Ingvarsson. The exhibition Eight windows will be the artist’s eighth solo exhibition at the gallery.
We here encounter a painting that is almost furious but at the same time prudent. Colour as matter is allowed to make an even larger claim on the image’s surface, and the medium in itself becomes meaningful and evokes strong associative flows. The reduction of figurative elements has been drawn to its extreme head.
We recognize the palette from Ingvarsson’s earlier paintings; it is, as always, very bold. Here, the colouring appears as cruder while there also a lightness in the vividly present basic cord of white. The large surfaces, where the untreated canvas has been left visible, may remind of previous works such as Fjärilslandskap (Butterfly Landscape) or En helt ny tid (A Completely New Time). In these older works, the spectator could more easily divine something recognizable, while in the present paintings the objects and chores of an animated everyday life have disappeared. Also, ciphers and other linguistic fragments have been rejected and only a piece of nature may glimmer, a flower maybe, or several. Things seem to have removed themselves from the room. But while the linguistic elements have been visually reduced, the turned-up abstraction creates a different verbal connotation: a form of more literary reference where the interstices bring poetry to mind.
Jarl Ingvarsson was born in 1955 in Asmara, Eritrea. Today, he lives and works in Sparsör, Sweden. Jarl Ingvarsson was educated at Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm, 1977 – 1978 and at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, 1978 – 1983. He has exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, including at Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, 1985; Galerie Blanche, Stockholm, 1986; Galerie du Nord, Borås, 1987; Galerie Blanche, Stockholm, 1988; Galleri Sankt Olof, Norrköping; Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, 1989; Konstsalongen Kavaletten, Uppsala, 1990; Galleri Krister Fahl, Stockholm, 1991; Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, 1993; Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, 1994; Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, 1997; Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, 1999; Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, 2001; Borås Konstmuseum, Borås; Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala; Sundsvalls Konstmuseum, Sundsvall, 2002; VIDA Konsthall och Museum, Borgholm, 2004; Galleri 1, Göteborg, 2006; Skövde Kulturhus, Konstmuseet, Skövde; Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, 2008; Saltarvet, Fiskebäckskil; Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, 2009; VIDA Konsthall och Museum, Borgholm, 2010; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, 2012; Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla; Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, 2013 and Sölvesborgs Konsthall, Sölvesborg, 2014.
Works by Jarl Ingvarsson are included in the collections of Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Borås Konstmuseum, Borås; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg; Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö; Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping and at Östergötlands Länsmuseum, Linköping.