About the Artist
The artist Lars Sandgren mostly paints with oil colours combined with water based colours to get a transparent, mystical effect. He aims to explore in his art the continuous changing of colours in our surroundings. With different eyes, a particular place can be experienced differently. That depends on how we think, sense and feel at that particular moment. He also likes to capture the aging of various materials and combine them in his paintings to create fantastic patterns.
The artist also works on the antique motif Ombra della sera (The shadow of the evening) which is an ancient Etruscan artefact. The tall and slim shape and the sorrow facial expression of the statue fascinates him. He combines this motif with other figures inspired by Alberto Giacometti, and put them in a colour context inspired by the landscape in Umbria and Tuscany.
Lars Sandgren was born in Umeå in the north of Sweden, in a beautiful landscape called Lappland, or Samiland. The nature there has had a great impact and has served as an inspiration for his work. He studied at the university of Umeå for the Bachelor of arts. Currently, he lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.