Jarl Ingvarsson biography

photo: Mattias Lindbäck

Born in Asmara, Eritrea 1955 I Lives and works in Sparsör, Sweden.

 

Constantly courageous, Jarl Ingvarsson do not fear to seek out new ventures in his artistry. And yet there is always something imediatly recognizable in his works. Not least is this due to his sure instincts regarding tinctures and hues. He has a perfect ear for color. In his paintings You can sense the dissonant chords of improvisational jazz or the mind-expanding detonations of Mahavishnu Orchestra. But there is also a low-key lyrical sensitivity where Ingvarsson moves from inner territories to surrounding spaces, between figurative expressionism to abstraction. His subjects range from a personal sphere of everyday life, depicting simple objects such as a stool, a flower arrangement or maybe even a charater from a comic album. But there are also more solemn subject matters derived from biblical content – all rendered in a fierece yet pensive style.

 

Jarl Ingvarsson studied at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, 1978 – 1983 and at Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm, 1977 – 1978. Since his debut in 1983, his works have been exhibited extensively in museums and galleries. His works are represented in numerous collections such as Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Borås Konstmuseum, Borås; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg; Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö; Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping and at Östergötlands Länsmuseum, Linköping.