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Per Siwmark


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Sculpture, Painting 41 Followers Member since 2009
Bjärred, Sweden

Biography

PER SIWMARK – CV
Born 1948 in Malmö, Sweden

Professionell Artist since 2007


Member of

NEUTRAL-ISM, International Artistic Movement
KIF

Education

Folkuniversitetet, Lund, Sweden – ongoing since 2007

Most Important Exhibitions

Art Addiction Media Museum, London, England 2010
Artoteque, London, England 2010
Gallery Ztrand, Halmstad, Sweden 2010
Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden 2010
Gallery Jäger & Jansson, Lund, Sweden 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Prebiennale Venezia 2011, Venice, Italy 2011
ARTROM Gallery, Rome, Italy 2011
Venezia Project 2011, Venice, Italy 2011
Gallery Rönnquist & Rönnquist, Malmö, Sweden 2011, 2012
ArtHelsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2011
11th Medial Global Art Annual, London, England 2012

Planned Exhibitions 2015-16

Galleri Backlund, Gothenburg, Sweden
1st NEUTRAL-ISM Exhibition, Pescara, Italy
Molbert Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Paris - Pompeii - Piatrasanta -... Read More

PER SIWMARK – CV
Born 1948 in Malmö, Sweden

Professionell Artist since 2007


Member of

NEUTRAL-ISM, International Artistic Movement
KIF

Education

Folkuniversitetet, Lund, Sweden – ongoing since 2007

Most Important Exhibitions

Art Addiction Media Museum, London, England 2010
Artoteque, London, England 2010
Gallery Ztrand, Halmstad, Sweden 2010
Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden 2010
Gallery Jäger & Jansson, Lund, Sweden 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Prebiennale Venezia 2011, Venice, Italy 2011
ARTROM Gallery, Rome, Italy 2011
Venezia Project 2011, Venice, Italy 2011
Gallery Rönnquist & Rönnquist, Malmö, Sweden 2011, 2012
ArtHelsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2011
11th Medial Global Art Annual, London, England 2012

Planned Exhibitions 2015-16

Galleri Backlund, Gothenburg, Sweden
1st NEUTRAL-ISM Exhibition, Pescara, Italy
Molbert Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Paris - Pompeii - Piatrasanta - Cologne - Seoul – Tokyo – London

Publications

ART UNLIMITED - MOT Publishing, London, England 2013
Creative Genius - MOT Publishing, London, England 2012
Art In Vogue - MOT Publishing, London, England 2012
Who's Who In Visual Art vol. 2012-13 (engl. edition) - Whois Verlag, Leipzig, Germany 2012
Who's Who In Visual Art vol. 2012-13 (ger. edition) - Whois Verlag, Leipzig, Germany 2012
International Contemporary Masters IV - WWA Books, Santa Barbara, USA 2011
International Dictionary of Artists 2011 - WWA Books, Santa Barbara, USA 2011
New Millennium Art, Nadia Russ, New York, USA 2011
Artist’s World - WOA Books, London, England 2011


Awards

Art Addiction Media Museum, London, England 2010
The 5th International NeoPopRealism Starz Art, New York, USA 2010
Palm Art Award, Leipzig, Germany 2011
Sandro Botticelli Prize, Florence, Italy 2015

References

Mr Francesco Perilli, Nereto, Italy – Fine Artist
Mrs Nadia Russ, New York, USA – Fine Artist and Publisher
Mr Peter Russo, London, England – Fine Artist and Publisher
Mr Allan Friis, Bjärred, Sweden – Fine Artist
Mrs Elizabeth Genovesi, Rome, Italy – Gallery Founder

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Siwmark Per

CV


PER SIWMARK – CV
Born 1948 in Malmö, Sweden

Professionell Sculptor since 2007


Member of

NEUTRAL-ISM, International Artistic Movement
European Sculpture Network Organization, Berlin, Germany

Education

Folkuniversitetet, Lund, Sweden – ongoing since 2007

Most Important Exhibitions

Art Addiction Media Museum, London, England 2010
Artoteque, London, England 2010
Gallery Ztrand, Halmstad, Sweden 2010
Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden 2010
Gallery Jäger & Jansson, Lund, Sweden 2011, 2012, 2013
Prebiennale Venezia 2011, Venice, Italy 2011
ARTROM Gallery, Rome, Italy 2011
Venezia Project 2011, Venice, Italy 2011
Gallery Rönnquist & Rönnquist, Malmö, Sweden 2011, 2012
ArtHelsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2011
11th Medial Global Art Annual, London, England 2012

Planned Exhibitions 2014-15

Galleri Backlund, Gothenburg, Sweden
Galleri Karleström, Borås, Sweden
1st NEUTRAL-ISM Exhibition, Milan, Italy
Molbert Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Paris - Pompeii - Piatrasanta - Cologne - Seoul – Tokyo – London

Publications

ART UNLIMITED - MOT Publishing, London, England 2013
Creative Genius - MOT Publishing, London, England 2012
Art In Vogue - MOT Publishing, London, England 2012
Who's Who In Visual Art vol. 2012-13 (engl. edition) - Whois Verlag, Leipzig, Germany 2012
Who's Who In Visual Art vol. 2012-13 (ger. edition) - Whois Verlag, Leipzig, Germany 2012
International Contemporary Masters IV - WWA Books, Santa Barbara, USA 2011
International Dictionary of Artists 2011 - WWA Books, Santa Barbara, USA 2011
New Millennium Art, Nadia Russ, New York, USA 2011
Artist’s World - WOA Books, London, England 2011


Awards

Art Addiction Media Museum, London, England 2010
The 5th International NeoPopRealism Starz Art, New York, USA 2010
Palm Art Award, Leipzig, Germany 2011

References

Mr Francesco Perilli, Nereto, Italy – Fine Artist
Mrs Nadia Russ, New York, USA – Fine Artist and Publisher
Mr Peter Russo, London, England – Fine Artist and Publisher
Mr Allan Friis, Bjärred, Sweden – Fine Artist
Mrs Elizabeth Genovesi, Rome, Italy – Gallery Founder

(Per Siwmark, August 2013)


EVERY SCULPTURE TELLS A STORY


"Your facial expression is a reflection of your inner being"

The reason Per Siwmark works mainly with heads is his fascination with all the feelings we have and the thoughts we think. Our feelings and thoughts are often reflected in our presence, and especially in our facial expressions. His interest in ancient Greek and Roman culture is also reflected in his work.

It is a wonderful dream journey. A journey where the final destination is unknown. Likely it will be somewhere in the Roman ancient history or mythology.
Per Siwmark always start creating his works with an open mind and giving voice to his soul and inner being. He is trying to channel light and vital energy. Not caged and confined by the limits of form and design. Even the final touch of colors is unnatural, indicating that sometimes this is not a depiction from life but rather the report of a dream or hallucination.

In an attempt to summarize his art Per Siwmark would say; Ancient influences meet the future.


NEUTRAL-ISM


From September 2011 I am a member of the artistic movement NEUTRAL-ISM founded 2009 by the Italian artist Mr Francesco Perilli.
This is the manifest of Neutral-ism:
Neutral-ism is configured and presents itself as a multiform artistic movement, innately eclectic, driven to bring together the widest range of tendencies, even those that are opposing, though not for that reason irreconcilable; it expresses and redeems the malaise created by intense contemporary incomprehension and the thousands of fertile divergences that spring from the encounter with, or the forced or spontaneous coexistence of, different cultures. It is founded on the vital presence of differences.

Neutral-ism places at the center of this dialogue or inter mirroring of different cultures its neutral and universalism in order to produce a civil and expressive encounter between these differences, which are valuable because they address, and perhaps even resolve, the issues posed by intercultural exchange, and the contaminations and metamorphoses of a world by now globalized.

Neutralist Art serves as the flexible and patient balancing point between the detached and excessively superficial venture of pure conceptualism and the arduous and intricate nexus of informal art.

Neutralist Thought thus positions itself in a polemical relation to all contemporary work that has privileged and elevated concept over emotion. It is because of this that the Neutralist Movement distances itself from frigid, purely conceptual art that lacks any direct imprint of the maker. We hold, in fact, that a work realized and forged through the use of reason alone is deprived of its fundamental framework and constitution, which is a humanistic one...

Only the artist is capable of transferring this humanistic component to a work through his or her intervention as creator, independent of any theoretical or concrete obligation, or worse, any technical or technological prosthesis that prevents the artist from fully transferring or revealing the emotive component of the senses and the feelings associated with them. Art is emotion, an eternal human gesture: everything else is but a bizarre form of experimental communication.

Neutralist Art also distances itself from so-called informal art, which seeks to deny the value of all artistic intuition or practice that would involve the luminous filter of reason.
In contrast to informal art, which in fact empties the work of any formal allegiance or value enthroning, rather, the antithesis of form itself- Neutralist work represents the inverse, a process of wearing down, canceling, disfiguring, or blunting the contested form (because it might not be shared or found worthy of being perfected, or worse, dismissed as obsolete or out of date) but in a constant and progressing evolution.

Working in a post-formal condition, forma mentis, and even habitat, the Neutralist artist will insist on and travel in the direction of a tempered, neo-formal, neo-humanistic, metamorphic, and universal language.

With regard to the two opposing, established approaches, one embracing pure conceptualism, the other informal art, the neutralist position supports a choice in which instinct and reason comprise and together guide the work - together because the absence of either would deprive the work of the humanistic state of mind of the author, stripping the Message of concrete intellectual worth.
Thus Neutral-ism shuffles the deck, ballasts the negative attributes and forms of languages whose expression has been institutionalized or scleroticized, and sweeps away any dogma that could pose an obstacle to dialogue. It sustains a past that projects into the future and a future that sinks itself into the past, in a universal, diachronic, and remixed history where the values that permeate us most can be reinterpreted, reshaped with a freedom of intent and language, made equal among the range of different artistic and cultural possibilities.

As at the dawn of time and the genesis of the world, the cycles of beginning and end, form and formlessness, devour one another, in the ceaseless transformation of life and material, languages and silence, in a dynamic succession overlaid with images and creations - neutralist works, photograms between space and time, conflagrations of imagination, and shards of emotion embody a new and dynamic form of art.

It is in this process that the creator is absolutely free to decide, value, inventory, and regenerate the remains of forms that he finds eternal, positive, cosmogonic, or somehow useful to his mission.

Neutral-ism is founded on the pillars of material, the roots of spirit and reason - conscious, indeed certain, that Nature will always remain fatalistically neutral, and never partial except by chance. The common denominator for all diversity, which is harmonized in a rhyming, lyrical riot of oxymorons and oppositions, finite infinities Neutral-ism, then, as a platform for dialogue, blackboard of people, a transparent, secular coming together where each person asserts and respects the freedom of all to speak their mind.

Neutral-ism is an open laboratory where artists can be given their voices back.

Just as in a mathematical equation the result is the combination of its parts, so with the successful expression of Neutral-ism the cultural message derives from the unity of the work and not its individual components.
The movement of Neutral-ism does not consider to be truly artistic those experimental dynamics and forms of communication today approved as works of art and which remain no more than obsolete and simple-minded assemblies of photos, video, costumes, design, performance, or pseudo-installations where the presumed creator becomes a director or architect of extravaganzas, chatter and debate, elegant or up-to-date inanities that have been hatched by millions of self-styled artists, acolytes of Emptiness; and where tailors, designers, advertisers, creative industrialists, have illegitimately invaded and occupied the museums, mangling the very meaning of a Contemporary Art too often reduced, alas, to the luminous, desublimated self-referential contemplation of merchandise.

We reject the conformist identification of the work of art as a product to be consumed, pure and simple, by now stripped of its necessary qualities as a social good and a vessel of lay spirituality.

Not everything is or can be -or worse, can become- art, because if everything can be art, then nothing can be Art, which has never been, nor can now be reduced to, or theorized into, an elegant receptacle or dynamic, all-expressive container into which you can introduce, park, or dump every type or scrap of tedious acclaimed frivolity.
Francesco Perilli


NEW MILLENIUM ART


Author Nadia Russ.
I will be represented in this new book published by Xlibris Corporation, USA.
The book was released in February 2011.


Who's Who in Visual Art 2012-13 (english/german edition)


I will be represented in this new book:

Who's Who in Visual Art 2012-13
100 Artists in Painting, Graphic Art, Digital Art, Sculpture
Published by Art Domain Whois Publisher, Leipzig/Germany
Publication Date: February 2012
ISBN: 978-3-9813474-4-9

The very first publication came to the market in 2006: Who's Who in Visual Art - 100 Künstler der Medien Malerei, Grafik, Digitalkunst, Skulptur. Since 2008 we have been even publishing an English volume, that mainly aims to cover the international art market: Who's Who in Visual Art - 100 Artists in Painting, Graphic Art, Digital Art, Sculpture. Expected publication date for volumes 2010-2011 is April 2010.

The volumes have a limited number of 100 entries, and both they contain biographical and professional information about visual artists of the media painting, graphic art, sculpture, digital art, and fibre art. Each listing is accompanied by a sample image, a few of them even by an additional big size image. Private and public art collectors, gallerists, librarians, artists and museum and education professionals will find Who's Who in Visual Art indispensable.


In May 2010 - GALLERY GABRICHIDZE, Brussels welcomes Per Siwmark


Gallery Gabrichidze is glad to present Swedish sculpture artist Per Siwmark. Per started creating sculpture three years ago at a rehabilitation Centre in southern Sweden after having experienced the second burn-out, due to too many working hours for several years. At that time he was employed as a Financial Manager at a software company.

This is how he describes his works: “My works are influenced by the time when I was sick and down. That is why my “heads” are mostly open or cracked. My art ideal is what I am creating.” says Per “It is from the old masters and from my interest in the Roman/Greek ancient history and mythology.

The titles of the works are always linked to that period in our history. This does not mean that I am copying the looks of the gods or the goddesses. I am creating an expression in the faces of my sculptures that shows how I imagine what they were thinking and saying; from all the fantastic myths that have been retold.”

I want the viewers to find out for themselves what my sculptures are trying to say. Try to discover the stories behind the works. “

The technique of building the sculptures is unique. Per has managed after many tests to mix stoneware and metal. The type of colors is also unique when firing to 1270oC. Everything is applied before the last firing and nothing afterwards.

Per wrote to us: “Thanks to the art I am now fully recovered and since one year ago I am not any longer denying what I always wanted to do for my living and that is working as a full-time artist.”

Nick Gabrichidze & Olena Omelchenko

Tel: +32 (0) 47 550 6266 (please send an SMS / text message if we aren't answering) Fax: +3227915463 or +32 70 419 740


CREATIVE GENIUS - 2012


I will be represented in this new book with 4 pages:



Creative Genius is a Collectible Collective Global Art Book for collectors, galleries, museums, dealers and art lovers, who seek the latest trends in the art world. Over 250 pages, hardcover, 8½"x8½" /22x22 cm, 1000 works.

Marketing and distribution is through large book wholesalers and ecommerce channels, in US bookstores and internationally including Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Amazon in USA, Canada, France, Germany, UK, Australia and others. Estimated book released second or third quarter 2010.






Creative GENIUS- 100 Artists
Collectible global art book
ISBN: 978-91-89685-15-4
Estimated Release Date: 7th of April 2012
Hardcover 256 PAGES
Edited and Published by MOT
DIMENSIONS: 8.5X8.5 IN / 22x22 cm


INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS IV (2011)


I will be represented in this new book:

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS IV (2011)
published by WORLD WIDE ART BOOKS, Santa Barbara, USA



The book was released in February 2011


ART IN VOGUE - 2012


I will be represented in this new book:

ART in Vogue - Made Only Once is MOT's Quality Art Book for collectors, galleries, museums, dealers and art lovers, who seek the latest trends in the art world. Over 200 pages, hardcover, 8½"x8½" /22x22 cm, 1000 works.

ART in Vogue is edited by Marta Dimitrescu of in cooperation with Masters of Today (MOT) publishing. Estimated book realease third quarter 2010.

Art in Vogue - ContemporaryArtists
Collectible global art book
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-91-89685-13-0
Estimated Release Date: 7th of April 2012
Hardcover 256 PAGES
Edited and Published by MOT
DIMENSIONS: 8.5X8.5 IN / 22x22 cm


Diploma Of Excellence (honorable award)


Palm Art Award, Leipzig, Germany, 2011


SANDRO BOTTICELLI PRIZE 2015


I will will be awarded on the 1st of March 2015 in Florence, Italy.


Awarded Honorable mention for the sculpture TYNDAREUS


My sculpture TYNDAREUS has won "Honorable mention" (4th place) in the
5th International NeoPopRealism Starz Art, New York, Competition online.


Diploma Of Excellence (honorable award)


Work: VERUS, 2010 Stoneware, Metal 16x22x27 cms
MAB3 / MEDIAL 3.ART BIENNIAL competition


From Petru Russu, Editor of Master of Today, London - UK


Dear Per,
.."Your works are impressive – you should rebuild your Pompeii at Moderna, Tate, MoMA …."


From NeoPopRealism Journal, New York, USA


Introducing Per Siwmark (Sweden), Honorable Mention - 5th NeoPopRealism Starz Int'l Art Competition (2010)

Per Siwmark was born in Malmö, Sweden and studying in Malmö and Lund. He decided to be a sculptor because he likes the feeling and to work in 3D, he said.
Per’s inspirations come from the ancient history and mythology, he is influenced by art of ancient times and modern design. His goal is to show his sculpture internationally, and to keep finding new techniques for creating his artworks.
Per Siwmark said: “Already now my work is unique but I want to take it even further…My biggest dream is to rebuild Pompeii at MOMA.”
His next creative project is to build sculptures for the next year show in Rome. Per said to the NeoPopRealism Journal, “I will create sculptures based on the Roman epic poem “The Aeneis” by Virgil.
During 2011 I will exhibit my work in Sweden, Italy, USA, Belgium and Finland.” Per Siwmark lives and works as a full time sculptor in a small town called Bjärred, 20 km north of Malmö, Sweden.

“Artwork TYNDAREUS by Per Siwmark invites viewer to the fascinating past, with images of greatest old masters. This journey can be both inspirational and motivational…” Juror Nadia Russ said.

Find more about Per Siwmark and his contact information in his web site at .


From GALLERY GABRICHIDZE, Brussels, Belgium


Gallery Gabrichidze is glad to present Swedish sculpture artist Per Siwmark. Per started creating sculpture three years ago at a rehabilitation Centre in southern Sweden after having experienced the second burn-out, due to too many working hours for several years. At that time he was employed as a Financial Manager at a software company.

This is how he describes his works: “My works are influenced by the time when I was sick and down. That is why my “heads” are mostly open or cracked. My art ideal is what I am creating.” says Per “It is from the old masters and from my interest in the Roman/Greek ancient history and mythology.

The titles of the works are always linked to that period in our history. This does not mean that I am copying the looks of the gods or the goddesses. I am creating an expression in the faces of my sculptures that shows how I imagine what they were thinking and saying; from all the fantastic myths that have been retold.”

I want the viewers to find out for themselves what my sculptures are trying to say. Try to discover the stories behind the works. “

The technique of building the sculptures is unique. Per has managed after many tests to mix stoneware and metal. The type of colors is also unique when firing to 1270oC. Everything is applied before the last firing and nothing afterwards.

Per wrote to us: “Thanks to the art I am now fully recovered and since one year ago I am not any longer denying what I always wanted to do for my living and that is working as a full-time artist.”

Nick Gabrichidze & Olena Omelchenko

Tel: +32 (0) 47 550 6266 (please send an SMS / text message if we aren't answering) Fax: +3227915463 or +32 70 419 740


From ARTROM Gallery Guild, Rome/Italy


"Per Siwmark has synthesized and intertwined his various interests and techniques to create a very personal style for his scultptures. This is the sign of a creative process that is alive and developing with a momentum almost of it's own. These marvelous heads, which recall the past, but exist with avant-garde techniques from present, pulsate with a deep sense something familiare yet mysterious creating a sense of exploration within the viewer and a curiosity which asks for one's undivided attention."

In April, 2010
Elizabeth Genovesi
ARTROM Founding Director


12-18 September 2011 ARTHELSINKI 11, Helsinki, Finland


Art Fair in Helsinki. Invited by Gallery Hera in Stockholm, Sweden


7 May - 4 June 2011 ARTROM GALLERY, Rome, Italy


Exhibition at ARTROM Gallery in Rome


12 March - 6 April 2011 GALLERY JÄGER & JANSSON, Lund, Sweden


A solo exhibition at Gallery Jäger & Jansson in Lund


27 November - 19 December 2010 GALLERY HERA, Stockholm, Sweden


An exhibition at Gallery Hera in Stockholm


2-9 OCTOBER 2010 - KONSTPÅSTAN, Helsingborg, Sweden


Exhibition in Helsingborg, downtown.
Arranged by City of Helsingborg, Dunkers, Helsingborgs Konstförening, NVSKG


ART TIME 2


JURIED Annual of Contemporary Art 2010 Competition
Exhibition curated by Artoteque - London/UK

August 2010 - August 2011




Jury

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Andre Russ, (London), fine artist, film maker, Andrea Pagnez, (Florence) art critic, fine artist, editor, curator (Venice Biennial), Marta Dimitrescu, (London) fine artist, gallery director, art editor


30 Oktober-26 November 2010 - Gallery Ztrand - Halmstad, Sweden


Invidual exhibition at Gallery Ztrand in Halmstad/Sweden together with the artist Ingrid Schau.

Opening days of the exhibition will be at 30-31st of October 2010


24-26 September 2010 - Konstnärernas Höstsalong 2010 - Kista, Sweden


Exhibition and Art Fair - Professional Artists - in KIsta/STOCKHOLM


WORK ON DISPLAY2/2010


JURIED ONLINE Annual of Contemporary Art
Exhibition curated by - London/UK

Jury
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The competition will be conducted in two rounds: preliminary and finalassessment. Only works that pass the preliminary judging will advance to the final round. Judging Panel: Andrea Pagnez, art critic, fine artist, editor,curator (Venice Biennial), Florence; Marta Dimitrescu, fine artist, director, editor, London..


MAB3 / MEDIAL 3.ART BIENNIAL competition


Jury
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Andrea Pagnez, (Venice), critic, artist, editor, curator (Venice Biennial);Christopher Chamber, (New York), critic, artist, editor; Marta Dimitrescu,(London), artist, gallery manager, editorial director; Åke Wallén, (Stockholm),manager director, collector; Petru Russu, (Stockholm), artists,gallery manager, editor and publisher.


My technique


My technique is unique when building my sculptures. The works are created using stoneware and subsequently worked with various metals, glazes, oxides and a mixture of raw materials.

I apply everything before firing. Normally I use at least three firings for my works. I am firing to 1000oC and then to 1270oC.

I am constantly testing new ways and materials to find techniques and solutions never used before.