Lars-Gunnar Nordström

Stockholm

February 20, 2020

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Untenable Momentum, 1960's

Oil on board

300h x 200w cm

LGN025

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Vertical Sequence, 1978

Oil on board

262h x 120w cm

LGN024

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Dimensional Situation 1, 1963–1968

Oil on board

200h x 100w cm

LGN004

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Composition, 1950's

Oil on board

135h x 60w cm

LGN038

Lars-Gunnar Nordström

Painting, 1996–1998

Oil on board

79h x 100w cm

LGN003

Lars-Gunnar Nordström

Composition, 2003

Oil on board

100h x 79w cm

LGN023

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Composition, 1960's

Oil on board

120h x 180w cm

LGN015

Lars-Gunnar Nordström

Painting, 1960's

Oil on board

50h x 170w cm

LGN002

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Untitled, 1950's

Oil on board

130h x 81.50w cm

LGN016

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Composition, 1950's

Oil on board

100h x 100w cm

LGN032

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Dimensional Situation, 1972

Oil on board

180h x 120w cm

Framed: 180.50h x 120.50w cm

LGN017


Lars-Gunnar Nordström
Untitled, 1973
Steel
65.50h x 23w x 24d cm
25.79h x 9.06w x 9.45d inches
Ed. 5
LGN006

Lars-Gunnar Nordström

Untitled, 1957

Iron

47h x 70w x 61d cm

LGN039

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Untitled, 1953

Steel

93h x 45w x 48d cm

36.61h x 17.72w x 18.90d inches

Unique

LGN_011

Lars-Gunnar Nordström 

Untitled, 1949

Steel

48 x 17 x 15.50 cm
50 x 24 x 12 cm

Unique

LGN_012

新闻稿

Lars-Gunnar Nordström

Galerie Forsblom Stockholm

February 21–March 22

Opening February 20, 5–7pm

 

Lars-Gunnar Nordström was one of the most ground-breaking artists within abstract art in Finland. In the early 1950’s, he created his own language as a painter, graphic artist and sculptor in the context of concrete art. His education as an interior designer is shown in the forms, proportions and graphical lines of his dynamic paintings. Recurring elements are elemental shapes like circles, rectangles, vertical and diagonal cross sections. It is a modern expression, characterized by precision and stringency.


Comparable to building blocks, a shadow play is created by the contrasts between black and white surfaces and primary colors such as red, green and blue. L-G Nordström's work is systematically and carefully constructed with no more than seven colors in a painting. The lines have a direction and a continuous movement into infinity; corresponding to works by the Swedish artist Olle Baertling. Occasionally, a straight line forms a horizon and sharp edges meet a curved shape resembling a construction, an abutment.

Nordström also created sculptures in which his graphic elements are given additional space in the three-dimensional form. The sculptures are gracefully architectural but also playful; some of them almost recall a human shape. The spatial expression in Nordström's art creates a dynamic construction of composition and rhythm, similar to a piece of music. Nordström’s musically inspired expression reverberates also in the viewer. He was a passionate jazz fan with one of the largest private jazz collections in Finland. For him, it was natural to view color and form similar to how you hear sound and notes in music. Music from L-G Nordström's jazz collection will be played to accompany his artwork on selected occasions during the exhibition period.
 

L-G Nordström (1924–2014) studied at the Aalto University and has participated in numerous exhibitions both in Finland and abroad, since the 1950’s. In 2015 there was a grand retrospective of the artist at the EMMA–Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland. L-G Nordströms works are represented in public collections such as Amos Rex Art Museum, Helsinki, Tampere Art Museum, Turku Art Museum, Finland; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Norrköping Art Museum, Sweden; Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France and Arithmeum-museum, Bonn, Germany. The exhibition was co-produced with the L-G Nordström Foundation.