Nationalism and the Nordic Imagination.

Populist ideology tends to build on an idealized image of a chosen people, which is located in a similarly idealized landscape, that is, a ‘heartland. On imagining and painting landscapes, political, social, economical and emotional feelings are connected in an intricate mesh. Landscapes are complex identities n the process of landscape painting the idealization is a form of nostalgia that generated a dramatic emotion and connects the idealized image with the viewer in the form of a created memory.dramaten

Make America great again


Work Title: Portrait of a Swedish traveller. Romanticising history.

Medium, Technique, Material: Oil on canvas

Work Description:

The painting is an original 17 Century portrait, to which a notation has been added. ‘To articulate what is past does not mean to recognize “how it really was’. It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger’. Donald Trump’s campaign slogan idealized the past in a dangerous way that focused on conjuring unrealistic and occasionally blatantly false images of a shining past, free of fault.

2967513Painting of Aride Island by Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens
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3 METERS TALL PIÑATA. Trump with small hands.




The Reform Club London

beltonThe Reform Club presentation at the National Museum Stockholm

I am invited to participate in the event. Looking forward to it.


‘Return to Painting’ forthcoming exhibition at Vita Havet Gallery, Kontsfack.

from the 24th to 30th November 2017. Vernissage 24th 16,30 – 20.00pm

New adventure! opening a show in South Korea

Curating Art, International Master Programme, Stockholm University


New Studio Konstfack

Ready for one more year of creative adventures