The Portrait-Project



 

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Through The Looking Glass

work in progress

 handpicked people by Zeppa

 

why these people  have been handpicked will in the end be exciting for myself to find out!

These are people who in various ways have remained in my consciousness
– an eclectic selection,  coming from completely different directions.
Instead of focusing on my own belly button, I want to reach out of my self!
 
It’s about switching tracks – to move from an introspective focus to gazing at other
people’s  “navels”, with the full awareness that I’m doing it through the centre of 
 
myself. There will be many sketches before there is any painting done, because the
essence of this project is to reach beyond the surface, into the souls of
 these people, to find an outline of something hidden within… It’s an adventure
 and I don’t know the outcome of it – what it will reveal about
myself or the others!


link: my philosophic speculations

 

There are still some more to be included in this group of portraits!

 

 

Bengt Olson

Exhibition 2002 at Musee Maillol

Bengt by Zeppa 2017

Bengts exhibition at Galleri Scandinavia feb. 2017

Bengt at his vernisage… telling me a secret!  🙂

Musee Maillol

Picasso in real life

Bengt Olsson konstnär kristinehamn

Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Svenska Dagbladet

Swedish painter, who lives in France. ( 2014)

 

2016

 

 

 

November 2015

(swedish artist_Bengt olsson paris_living in Paris)

 

 

 

HANDS

Started painting Bengt in september 2017.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Lennart Larsson

Krokslätts Fabriker
Lennart.Sketch.2
first sketches…

Lennart has had an incredible, amazing significance for zeppas work, for many years!




Sverker Toreskog

Sverker speaks about his career

GÖTEBORGS UNIVERSITET

2014-03-18 10.36.17
… so very special! Never before met a person with that kind of love for life and other beings!

”I did it my way”

(sverker toreskog you tub)

sverkers skor



 (sverker toreskog tandläkare_ the best_dr sverker toreskog_the sweetest_

the singing_sverker toreskog avliden_peacefully_sverker toreskog death)








Maud Adams

Octopussy Trailer

actress Maud Adams

modell maud adams

Kultur VETERANEN

2012, meeting with beautiful and sweet Maud,  in Stockholm and making a plaster cast of her face.

2015-2018, slowly appearing in wire, plaster and papier-mâché!

link: svenska bondbrudar

(beautyful_maud adams bond movies_swedish, gracefull_james bond maud adams_living in Los Angeles_man with the golden gun maud adams_from Luleå_maud adams bond movies_and a very nice person)





Bibbi Häggström

link: Bibbi 1962 – 2015

bibbi.kol.bearb.FB
one of my dear sisters, who sadley left us this summer






Alex Andersson… my cosmic godson

FESTIV.BILD

ALEX.2ST
Alex … if it were possible to have one´s origin from the sun, I think that’s where Alex is from! … my brilliant cosmic godson!








Josefine West

daughter of my cousin

JOSEFIN.OCH.TECNING
Hyper-intelligent and in the fairy tale world… Josephine, still in her chrysalis! It will be exciting to enter her realm!  So very talented, every day drawn to her desk after school to produce sketch after sketch. Wants to become an actor. I know that she will become something special whatever she chooses to develop.





Carmen Olsson

Carmen Olsson web page

carmen-emma1
Carmen, choreographer and dancer, hyper-sensitive and unique … and a friend since a long time!

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Carmen Olsson dance in 100 migratory








 Portraits outside the Project




 Mona and Gösta 2014…  and Mona impresses- in her youth she worked for the newspaper 

magnate Hearst. She is one of the few who photographed Greta Garbo!

orginal_MONA.mindre
Mona, acrylic on canvas, 70cmx100cm

gösta-summer-2014.2
Gösta: (Mona´s husband) acrylic on canvas, 70cmx100cm

Ingalill, 2009



Karin Bromander

two portraits – 10 years apart

Karin 1944 – 1999

karin.89
our first sketch meeting 1989

Karin summer 1989

Karin… so exited at the prospect of planning her husband Mangnus´s surprise visit to my studio

 one his 50th birthday.  She picked him up

 at the airport, blindfolded him in the the cab and led him all the way, to right in front of

the finished, not yet dried, painting.

 I think it was one of Magnus´s best birhtday surprises!

 Karin was like a soft summer breeze at our meetings that summer, and the

painting bears the stamp of her state. (photo of the painting will be here)

KARIN.and Zeppa.89
zeppa in front of the first portrait of Karin, 1989, exhibited at a Picasso exhibition at Gallery Art Now in Gothenburg, Sweden. To the right, the sketch  from our  first meeting in my studio.

Karin autumn 1998

Karin… such a beautiful person and a very close friend though we didn’t hang out together… but

when Karin had the most difficult time of her life, she reached out to me, and it was right to do so…

I’m so grateful for that! In 1999, in the late stage of her illness, she asked me once more if I could

make a sketch or something of her. Two weeks after that request she left her earthly body. I started

to her portrait, determined to give her a window through which she could reach her beloved

husband and son.

”I Did Not Die”
Acrylic on canvas 6’6” x 4’5”, 100cmx200cm

  on 21 October 2009, Karin´s husband Magnus Bromander writes:

“min hustru Karin dog för mer än 10 år sedan, och har väl sa småningom börjat förblekna i mina minnen och tankar, men hon finns kvar i hemmet genom två märkliga målningar av Zeppa (Pia Häggström)

Målningarna är skilda åt genom 10 år av Karins liv. Det tidigare porträttet, eller snarare personskildringen, är fyllt av glädje, sprakande av liv och förväntningar. Det senare, målat endast månader före Karins bortgång, präglas av värdigt vemod och – trots allt – av förväntningar.

I båda målningarna är Karin underbart vacker – som hon var i livet – och hon speglar intensivt sina olika livssituationer. Zeppa låter oss på något märkligt sätt läsa hennes tankar.

TACK, ZEPPA! “

Mangnus Bromander

 

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