Jesper Nyrén

Surrounding

Stockholm

November 12 – December 22, 2017

Jesper Nyrén 

Utan titel nr. 20, 2017

Oil, acrylic, sand and wax on canvas

65h x 50w cm
25.59h x 19.69w inches

Framed: 68h x 53w cm
26.77h x 20.87w inches

JNY018

Jesper Nyrén 

Utan titel nr. 18, 2017

Oil, acrylic, sand and wax on canvas

65h x 50w cm
25.59h x 19.69w inches

Framed: 68h x 53w cm
26.77h x 20.87w inches

JNY016

Jesper Nyrén

Utan titel (studie nr. 13), 2016

Oil on paper

36h x 30w cm
14.17h x 11.81w inches

Framed: 62h x 55w cm
24.41h x 21.65w inches

JNY033

Jesper Nyrén 

Utan titel (studie nr. 14), 2016

Oil on paper

36h x 30w cm
14.17h x 11.81w inches
Framed: 62h x 55w cm
24.41h x 21.65w inches
JNY034

Jesper Nyrén 

Utan titel (studie nr. 12), 2016

Oil on paper

36h x 30w cm
14.17h x 11.81w inches

Framed: 62h x 55w cm
24.41h x 21.65w inches

JNY032

Jesper Nyrén

Utan titel nr. 2, 2017

Oil, acrylic, tempera, sand and wax on canvas

210h x 170w cm
82.68h x 66.93w in

Framed: 213.50h x 173.50w cm
84.06h x 68.31w in

JNY002

Jesper Nyrén 

Utan titel nr. 4, 2017

Oil, acrylic, tempera, sand and wax on canvas

210h x 170w cm
82.68h x 66.93w in

Framed: 213.50h x 183.50w cm
84.06h x 68.31w in

JNY004

Jesper Nyrén 

Utan titel nr. 13, 2017

Oil, acrylic, tempera, sand and wax on canvas

230h x 192w cm
90.55h x 75.59w in

Framed: 234h x 196w cm
92.13h x 77.17w in

JNY006

Jesper Nyrén
Utan titel, nr. 12, 2017
Acrylic, oil, tempera, sand and wax on canvas
230h x 192w cm
90.55h x 75.59w inches
​Framed: 234h x 196w cm
92.13h x 77.17w inches
JNY012

新闻稿

Jesper Nyrén: Surrounding
Galerie Forsblom Stockholm, November 10–December 22, 2017
Opening with the artist, Thursday November 9, 5–7pm

 

The word “surrounding” is ambiguous as it can be both a noun and a verb, signifying both that which is out there and the act of encircling someone or something. It pinpoints the deceptive subjectivity of civilized man in nature: You believe yourself to be a guest there but you are also part of it, you are nature. Our conscious gaze and the legs that carry us are only for loan, and in the end, we shall all return to dust.

 

Jesper Nyrén’s (b. 1979) paintings invite us to use our senses. The paintings are large and imposing, made up of square panels that sometimes carry visible traces of the human hand, sometimes seem almost computer generated and pasted in. Some resemble cork or rare bird’s eggs with dense speckles, others have rough surfaces that remind us of building facades. The individual panels interact with each other in rhythmical and sculptural compositions.

 

Nyrén’s artistry is informed by a desire to see the world as though a lens, a prism or a microscope, which will reveal new patterns of reality. This new series of works also bear traits of a deconstructed way of seeing, of interpretation. Its colors are partly based on those of the landscape surrounding Nyrén’s home and studio in Skeppsmyra; they do not imitate or reproduce nature but rather represent a sense of nature, a particularly fleeting state of light.

 

In Surrounding, Nyrén enters into a dialogue with artists such as Agnes Martin and John Zurier. Artists whose works are characterized by sensitivity and subjectivity, and at the same time by a structured simplicity. Nyrén’s paintings in the exhibition are defined by this sensibility; by a profound presence and curiosity for the surrounding.

 

Nyrén lives and works in Stockholm, where he graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in 2007. Previous solo exhibitions include Galleri Flach, Stockholm and at Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, Sweden. Among his public commissions are the Gullmarsplans subway station and at the New Karolinska Solna Hospital. He has received numerous grants and awards, among them the Baertling scholarship and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s working grant. Surrounding is Nyrén’s first exhibition at Galerie Forsblom.