Jim Thorell (b.1981) was born in Stockholm, Sweden where he currently lives and works. Between the years 2002 – 2010 he studied art in various institutions in Sweden and also internationally at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna under Professor Daniel Richter; the Kanazawa University in Japan; and the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in Hanoi. Since completing his MFA at the Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg in 2010, Thorell’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows around Europe and the United States. Often inspired by other paintings from diverse periods of history, his expressionistic and dreamlike compositions emanate creative energy, alive with fantastical creatures and vegetation, whimsical shapes and colours. Recent solo exhibitions include Seashells at the Seashore at Roman Road, London; The Sweet Heart at LOYAL, Stockholm; and 7 Paintings at S|2, New York.