Lars Lerin is now back again a whole decade later at the Nordic Watercolour Museum. The 2014 summer exhibition presents new artworks, in which he continues to give fresh expression to atmospheres and feelings while at the same time depicting the visible world around us.
Lars Lerin’s watercolours, with their masterly play of light, affect us almost like an invocation. His images stick in our memory despite their not displaying any oddities. Our gaze wanders across the details – house facades, trunks of birch trees, patches of snow, abandoned farms and industrial towns. His pictures range from the chill of the Lofoten islands to the heat of India, from the forests of his childhood in Sweden’s Värmland province to unexplored stretches of Iran. Near and far brought together in one place.
Lars Lerin was born and raised in Munkfors, Värmland. He studied at the school of Gerlesborg 1974-75 and at the Department of Fine Arts, Valand 1980-84. Lars Lerin is considered to be one of Scandinavia’s leading artists in watercolor technique. He has had solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in art museums and galleries in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Germany, Norway and the United States. Lars Lerin’s work is exhibited in County Councils and Municipalities in Sweden and Norway.
Lars Lerin is also a prolific author and has since his debute Utpost (1983), written and released more than fifty books.
Visitors come to the Nordic Watercolor museum to view world-class exhibitions, listen to interesting lectures or enjoy a concert. The museum’s unique coastal site means that you can combine art with a dip in the sea, mingle cultural experiences with good food, or you can also visit the open studio to paint for a while.
The Lars Lerin exhibition opens May 18 and lasts through September 14.
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