Jönköping lans Museum | Jönköping, Sweden

8 December - 3 February 2019

Paul Fägerskiöld has been named the 2018 recipient of Ake Andrén Foundation Art Scholarship. From December 8, 2018 to February 3, 2019, a selection of his paintings will be on view at Jönköping County Museum.

Paul Fägerskiöld (1982) lives and works between Stockholm and New York. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm from 2005 to 2010 and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 2007 to 2009. Fägerskiöld has had numerous solo exhibitions at, among other things Gallery Nordenhake, Stockholm 2016 and Berlin in 2014, at the Peter Blum Gallery, New York 2016, Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen 2014, PRISM, Los Angeles in 2013. He has received the Maria Bonnier Dahlin scholarship in 2010 and Fredrik Roos scholarship in 2013. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Sweden and abroad, such as at Bonniers konsthall in 2010 and 2016, Artipelag, Värmdö 2015 Wanås sculpture park, Wanås 2010 and Sven-Harry's Museum of Art 2016 exhibition Swedish Art Now !.

Motivation of the jury:

“With his analytical approach to painting, Paul Fägerskiöld is among the most interesting artists  of our time. He often reduces the funds in his painting to maximize expressions. Fägerskiölds’s practice appears tight, precise and powerful, but also evasive and openly playful. A mediated seriously combined in his work with a relaxed attitude to painting tradition. His intriguing paintings also express a poetic precision and explore the line between character and color. With carefully balanced denominations in paintings of various sizes, his works are both technically straightforward and meditative."

This year's jury consisted of : artist Karin Mamma Andersson, museum director David Neuman Magazine III Stockholm Konsthall and museum director Karin Sidén, Prince Eugen Waldemarsudde.

Åke Andrén Foundation

Ake Andrén Foundation Art Award was established in 2011 with the aim to reward a young promising artist. Behind Foundation says art collector Ake Andrén and his partner Ingrid Söderkvist, Värnamo. The couple sold part of his large art collection to realize the idea of a scholarship aimed at young and talented artists. 

Source: (Jonkoping lans Museum)