About the Artist
For Eva-Lena Martinson art is communication, a conversation without words between the viewers and the artist. She considers painting as an opportunity to reach the audience’s senses and perhaps make them feel what she wants to give to them. For her art is also reflecting on what is good in life and how people can consciously choose their preferences. The artist wants to mediate joy, warmth, humour and all other positive sides of life.
In the words of Lars-Erik Selin, from Svenska Dagbladet Newspaper:
“Proximity is the word you want to use to characterize Eva-Lena Martinson´s paintings. Tenderness, prudence is probably better. Sometimes erotic scenes with bodies encased in defined contours. One, two or more on the canvas in sensual pastos oil, very light and in a design reminiscent of Picasso, Erland Cullberg and Bengt Lindström, yet is Eva-Lena Martinson´s very own.”
Martinson was born in Motala, Sweden and grew in Gothenburg. Now she lives in a house with a studio by the sea in Åsa, on the Swedish west coast. She has had professional art education and expresses herself in a very typical artistic way. Her work is represented in exhibitions in Sweden, Finland, France, USA, China and elsewhere.