KONSTHALLEN

Gothenburg – Sweden

“VÅR HIMMEL RÖD

19 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 10 JANUARI 2021

“GESTALTAS ERFARENHETER SOM RYMMER ALLT FRÅN KÄRLEK OCH SYSTERSKAP TILL UTSATTHET OCH VÅLD.

MEDVERKANDE KONSTNÄRER ÄR: SARA-VIDE ERICSON, ROXY FARHAT, GABRIELLE GOLIATH, MOA ISRAELSSON OCH JOANNA PIOTROWSKA.”

[KONSTHALLEN]


I WENT TO SE THIS EXHIBITION

… and I had a very speciell experience!

This movie specifically describes my experience of Moa Israelsson´s cocoons !


MOA ISRAELSSON

“Moa Israelssons konstnärskap rör sig ofta i gränslandet mellan fiktion och verklighet, hennes skulpturer liknar föremål vi känner till, men är tillverkade av andra material och dimensioner än vi är vana vid.

Israelssons installation Go, Gone består av tio skulpturer i olika storlekar som hänger från taket. Skulpturerna är formade som stora sovsäckar, mjuka och till synes slitna av yttre åverkan. Stoppningen är synlig och materialet är fläckat, som om det legat ute under lång tid och bearbetats av tidens gång. De omsorgsfullt handsydda skulpturerna vittnar om en stilla vila. Tryggheten sömnen inger, men också sårbarheten. Tyget blir då ett försvar, ett lager mellan kroppen och världen som skyddar och värmer mot det som sker utanför. Verkets titel Go, Gone antyder att något gått förlorat och får sovsäckarna att likna tomma skal. Det enda som återstår är minnet av det som en gång funnits. Samtidigt inger den uppmanande titeln också ett hopp om att lämna förlusten bakom sig och gå vidare, att bli fri, och precis som puppan i en kokong förvandlas och pånyttfödas.

Materialvalet, silke och läder, förstärker känslan av skulpturerna som kokonger, skapade av naturen snarare än syntetiskt framställda av människan. Det är från just silkeskokongen som silkestråden utvinns. De två materialen silke och läder är båda organiska naturmaterial, men samtidigt varandras ytterligheter. Där det ena är ömtåligt och skirt, är det andra tåligt, slitstarkt och grovt. Kontrasten mellan materialen, det skira och mjuka, det grova och smutsiga, bidrar till en känsla av sällsamhet och förfrämligande: föremålen känns bekanta men samtidigt underliga.

Go, Gone, 2019-2020, 10 skulpturer, olika dimensioner, silke och läder.”

[KONSTHALLEN]

The French Embassy, Stockholm 2017

“chevalier de l’ordre des arts et lettres”

The French Ambassad, beautiful rooms. This day my phone just quite… so I had to ask for photos, sometimes ask for phone camera and use myself… so the photos this day are a collection between friends. The photos are processed by me.

 Cric, Ulla and Heidi… thank you :-)… o  much for the collaboration!

 Bengt Olson
My dear friend and colleague Bengt Olson, … has been made a “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters

– a French honorary title as a recognition of “significant contributions to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance”

Projects in Paris during the  -70’s,:

Palais de Justice – 1976-77, -Cloud – 1978,

link: “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” 

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordre_des_Arts_et_des_Lettres 

 Bengt on his way towards Stockholm!

… with the very best company, wife Cric, Nisse and Ulla… dear&lovely friends!

photo: Ulla, Cric

David Cvach, Ambassadeur de France awarding the medal.

photo: Cric
“Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres”

film by Heidi SPEECH BY: Ambassador David Cvach, by Bengt Olson and by Barry
photo: Ulla


link: Konstnärsklubben

SPEECH BY: Bo Sydow, chairman of Konstnärsklubben.

film by Heidi

Bengt with beloved wife Cric, 17 okt 2017.

photo: zeppa

at the Résidence de France Stockholm

photo: Cric

Bengt with very best friends, Ulla, Nisse 

Bengt with David Cvach and dear friend Heidi Boys Broström

Lennart Larsson and me… what did we talk about…

Happy and Overwhelmed

After a great reception, we said farewell to an overwhelmed Bengt

and went for late dinner at Miss Voon!

http://missvoon.se

“In recent years, Jonas Svensson has contributed to the success story Miss Voon!” [TV 4]
http://www.tv4.se/kockarnas-kamp

My company ate lobstertacos and fjordlax tartar,

a dish that Jonas competed with in the next program the week thereafter, and won!

… so nice to meet you Maud and such a tasty, superb dinner Heidi… a great evening!

Stockholm is beautiful!

🙂

http://www.tv4.se/nyhetsmorgon
Jonas Svensson, Stockholm

Stjärnkock who went to school at both Melker Andersson and Danyel Couet. In recent years he 
has contributed to the success story Miss Voon in Stockholm and this year he opened new 
Miss Voon in Uppsala. His first chef job was in Skåne so now he plans to tie up the bag and win 
the Chefs match.

... to find MISS Voon in Stockholm!

… this is thrilling!



How amazing it is to see talent, whatever form it manifests itself in!

Jonas Burgert


JonasBurger-by-ChristianWerner

Westminster News Online

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I see artist Jonas Burgert painting, and orginate in the steam off early medieval part time, while I’m very much in the present day. Contemporary art… scary, crowded and intelligent! It feels a bit like ”action and consequence” interpreted in a very beautiful and decorative way.

I think it is strikning!

…. Jonas Burgert painting above versus Michelangelo Buonarroti painting below…

Can you feel the energies – the similar expression – the resembling manifestation!?


Michelangelo100,_giudizio_universale,_dettagli_51_inferno
Michelangelo Buonarroti


Michelangelo Buonarroti







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mindfullness…




Find the inner room where the noise does not reach!

 The truth is – it is only then as we can understand and clearly perceive what is happening around us outside ourself…. and it´s only then as we can consciously navigate in the outer world!

Unfortunately it is so easy to forgett the inner room…but that is so urgent to be in touch with it …  it should be the main goal!

… to stay connected!

”Serch Inside Yourself”

''Where Art Thou''
”Where Art Thou” 2006, acrylic on canvas, 110”x79”/280cmx200cm

”Drömmen Om Det Goda”

PARADISE
 Only then can we consciously navigate!



 …so it should be the first spot on the list of must-DO!





It is so cool that old theories is becomming a part of everyday use! 



That is future in light!



🙂


PARADISE



My Project…

”Through The Looking Glass”

My project, ”Through The Looking Glass”… it is about life in its diverse phases and therefore I have chosen to portray people of various ages, young people in the beginning of theire life’s journey, people in mid-life and people closer to the end of life are represented.

But I want more out of the project  ”Through the Looking Glass”…  through the process of this portray work I want, I hope to reach into the ” room” beyond, on the other side of life… while I am still here in the ”earthly room”. I know it is cracy to say… but I wish to build a bridge… mayby it only will be a poetic bridge… it will be very interesting to see!

… to be continued!

''The Peeping Clown''
”The Peeping Clown” 1979, Oil on canvas, 47”x35.4”/120cmx90cm – painting from earlier stages (signed with my other name) – apperently, evan if it was in my youth, I had the same need… there was something leaking through the wall that I had a need of processing in my work.

 … to understand the ”room” after life!

Will I succeed? Ye… it is not known … that you never know, maybe it’s just something on the road that I will find … something that I have to go this particular route to find! That’s why life is so exciting … we start something with an intention, but have no idea what it will lead to!

We have no idea!

It’s really quite incredible that there is a side of reality that we know nothing about, like a dark hole … we know it exists, we call it anti-matter … something that does not exist … but we can still see ”the something that is not there”, as a dark hole!

Think about those dark hole in the Universe… what if they are gates to the afterlife!!



(shortish)



We know only just the beginning in the existence beyond our earthly reality, and it is beginning with that our life ends! How is that possible, so incredibly exciting … while staggering, terrible, terrible… and we just have to do it alone!


(shortish)


 

(45 min)





What if these two matters are connected?

Dark matter and ”Death matter” (life after death)

… so there are two mysterious matters that we do not know nothing about!

That is my artistic, poetic applied research… totaly unscientifically… to find out…

BIBBI.SPANIEN
My sister Bibbi, 1977 – 15 year – happy and on holydays in spain!

I wonder where Bibbi is now… since she left her bodily existence, august 2015!

?

my sister…


This summer 2015, a sunny august … in the garden.

My sister Bibbi and I had a session in the garden under a small shady apple tree … we knew what was going on… two weeks later Bibbi died.

Bibbi 1962 – 2015

bibbi.kol.bearb.FBBIBBI, charcoal sketch 70cmX80cm

Thursday, 8/20 2015, my highly and deeply loved sister Bibbi left the earth.

Bibbi, so beautiful, so amazing talented … something the world missed because Bibbi made herself visible only to the family and immediate circle of friends.

I will miss her so much … to see her, to hear her and laugh with her!

Bibbi has always been my first choice of person to show my work … she had a deep, clear and unique picture vision … the best!

Bibbi also had a great knowledge when it came to words, language … all kinds of texts. When she very rarely wrote … it was fantastic!

Bibbi, Bibbi …  I am deeply grateful to all our moments, days, laughter and tears!

Miss you and love you forever!

Your adoring sister Zeppa

Bibbi didn´t belive in life after death! Now… I wonder…

rembering 1990







christmas-red

New York 1990


Christmas

soon exactely 25 years agao!

 NOW, 25 YEARS LATER … I can se the same ”Christmas”  energy  in

 Alexander McQueens creations. as in window Christmas  decoration in New York.

 … I remember because I recently got in contact with the 1990s again!

 In December 1990, I went to the USA, with the aim to connect with the art world!

I travelled to New York with a group of people connected to Björn Wetterling.

We visited the studios of some celebreties in the art world as, such as  La Noue, Terence,

Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and James Rosenqvist and some others,

like printers and assistents.

… our meeting with James Roseqvist!

Rosenqvist showing his work and at the same time kindly taking care of us in his studio.

Rosenqvist in his studio
New York Studio of James Roseqvist (photo Zeppa)

ROSENQ.MOMA.studio.hem
to the left: a lovely art piece of Rosenqvist in a corner at Mooma, and to the right James himself in his studio. (photo Zeppa)

National Art Awards

Frank Stella 

 on shaping the canvas

Frank Stella: Scarlatti and Bali Sculputure Series

 Biographi

… our meeting with Frank Stella!

frank.stella
    (photo zeppa) 

 Humble Mr Frank Stella telling us about his work and showing us his studio!

STELLA.STUDIO.3.hem
(photo zeppa)

STELLA.STUDIO.2.hem
(photo zeppa)

 Robert Rauchenberg

 22 October 1925 – 12 May 2008

Remembering Rauchenberg, By Jim Lewis

 … our visit to his studio!

Rauchenberg´s Studio was the coolest studio I have ever seen… an entire building,

with several floors, studios and living spaces… all very nicly put together.

RAUSHENB.studio.1
(photo Zeppa)

This goat of Rauchenberg ”lives” among us here in Sweden,

 at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the goat has made

a deep, deep impression on me of a kind that I can´t grasp!

RAUSHENB.studio.2
First floor, Studio Rauchenberg (photo Zeppa)

Half of the first floor in the Rauchenberg building was a very large room resembling a

churchlike room… so beautiful and such sacred atmosphere.  All of his space did inspire

the mind to different activities… what a creative way to live!

LA Noue, Terence

… our visit to his studio!

LA NOU.T.studio
Resturant visit with Terence… to the right, his studio… connected to a lovely living space. (photo Zeppa)

We were invited to a coctail party at Terence´s the

 studio before the evening´s visit to the restaurant .

I was especially impressed by one object in his living  room  (beside his work)

… it was a 2000 year old mummy of a little girl… it was very strange

… it had an effect on me… wonder if such company is healthy?

coctail.La Noe
Coctail party in La Noue Studio, 1990 (photo zeppa)

 Zeppa

1990… my own work at the time!


LA.SAMTID.90.2
Zeppa STUDIO, 1990, Gotenburg.

 I worked

 … mostly with two sizes as shown in the photo above. Later, in December, I had a

pleasant break from this work, switching to an interior decorating project where I

was hired to design and create/renew the image of a classic old café in Gothenburg.

The same type of ”Picture Letter” as the group I brougth

to LA were my inspiration for the entire interior project!





LOSSO
the group I brougth to LA: ”Picture Letters”, by Zeppa, 1990, ”’The Los Angeles Group”

The Zeppa INTERIOR design, 1992 Gothenburg, Sweden. 

LA.FISKE.2

Los Angeles  1990

… arriving on 4th December.

I left New York very early in the morning, alone… and extremly nervous, as the taxi driver

who showed up with a wild appearans, chose a way through the very dark park ,

driving like a mad man, mumbling strange words… and an no identifing photo in the

window… I had just heard horror stories with clear directives: don´t travel with taxi drivers

without a photo ID! I arrived in L A not knowing anyone

at all… but with clear focus, my trip was planned!

zeppa.LA.90
Zeppa, L A… by night!

 ART FAIR and PATRONNES DINNER

In connection with The Art Fair I did meet Mr Joel Kessler who very generously

invited me to different events and introduced me to different people… … as like for the

big  party at Karen and Tony Barones Studio in Venice, in some way related to L A Art fair.

🙂
and… my meeting with Extraordinaire Joel Kessler 

Mr Joel Kessler
Joel Kessler at the party in the studio of the couple Karen and Tony Barone in Venice.



The BUZZ.hel
Barones party news paper, ”The BUZZ”… December 1990.                                                                                                                                                                   

Zeppa.at. Barones
(me in red)  🙂

quests at Barones party
Some other quests at the party!

 BaronesKaren Barone and Tony Barone… the greate party fixer!

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