In the autumn of 2018 the artist and musician Per Svensson (b. 1965) will return to Lövholmen, with an exhibition at Färgfabriken. For a number of years Per Svensson, with a cluster of other artists, was based at the now defunct Kolsyrefabriken (carbonic acid factory) which was a close neighbour of Färgfabriken, whose rusty silos dominate the skyline. Per Svensson has close ties to Lövholmen and particularly to Färgfabriken and he speaks of coming home.
Per Svensson’s universal alchemical installation trickles into and crawls down the walls and across the floor in the old factory. Using architectonic installations, video projections, diverse artefacts, drawings and sounds Per Svensson transforms Färgfabriken into an alchemical laboratory – a magical place – a glade into another dimension.
Artist Per Svensson works in the fields of sculpture, painting, drawing, sound installation, film and architecture. Svensson is educated at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm 1985-1990, and at The Royal Institute of Art Department for Architecture in Stockholm 1999-2000. His works have been exhibited both in Sweden and internationally at The Modern Museum in Stockholm and Malmö, Ystad Art Museum, Lusaka National Museum Zambia, LACE in Los Angeles, Heliostrum in Köln, The Art Acadamy in Budapest, The Gothenburg Museum of Art and MHR in Reykjavik, among others.