Per Nylén (Sweden) talks to us about his art, answering 10 questions, using the 5 W’s (Who, What, Where, When, Why).
What would life be without film, music, theatres, photos or paintings? It’s a big part of every mans life and affects your life in many ways. You just need it!Per Nylén
Who are you?
A painter, photographer and digital artist in my fifties. Living in a small town called Alingsås in the south west of Sweden. I like a good cup of espresso and love music.
Who are your favorite artists?
When painting my own thing I have no favourites that I try to mimic or imitate. But I am a big fan of Edward Hopper, Piet Mondrian, Chagall and Klee.
What themes does your art focus on? What is your hallmark as an artist?
For many years I have painted houses on clouds in endless variations and that has been my hallmark. Nowadays I have focused on more abstract art with digital tools as well. Also exploring and developing my photography doing 4 colours print from mostly portraits.
What music or other audio do you listen to while you work?
I love music and can spend hours listening to it on my big speaker at home. In my workshop it’s often 50% music and 50% silence. When listening to, I prefer pop, soul, jazz and funk all with good melodies. The list can be long, but some I listen to are Steely Dan, Yellow Jackets, Chaka Khan, Earth wind and fire. All from back then in the 70 and 80’s. Dirty loops, Jacob Collier and Ole Börud are other favourites.
When did you decide that art was part of you and your life?
After playing in a pop band in the eighties, I got tired of it and wanted to move on. Industrial designer was my big dream then.
After attending art school and trying to get admitted to the designer school, I discovered that art was the thing for me. In the beginning, I made furniture and lamps and other crazy, not industrial design products. In-between all of this I started a firm with my brother making drumsticks.
Where would you like to see your artworks exhibited?
As I sell my art in Sweden, it would be nice to exhibit in other European countries.
Why do you make art?
I often hear that my art make people happy or just gives them a good laugh. And of course just the feeling of making things with your own hands is a must have.
Why do you think art is important in our society?
What would life be without film, music, theatres, photos or paintings? It’s a big part of every man’s life and affects your life in many ways. You just need it!
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