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ART EXPO NEW YORK 2009, CARINA STEJMAR
Carina Stejmar, Artist
Borserudsvägen 350, 66060 MOLKOM
+46(0)553 41104, +46(0)702062504
Painting and nature has always been central in my life.
I paint in oil, in acrylic and in watercolours, which gives me concentration and possibilities to develop my creativity. My painting gives me mindfulness based on yoga and happiness.
I often paint mountains, oceans and lakes, guided by improvisation and dynamic. My favourite colour is different shades of blue, and I am also strongly influenced by the variety of different daylight.
Journeys and emotional sensations create demands to give experiments in colour and form.
I grew up with the canal of Dalsland outside my window and since my childhood the nearness to water and nature has been very important. I live today in the county of Värmland, close to the Bors Lake, and during the summer in the county of Bohuslän.
I was early inspired to paint by teachers as, Carleinar Tellwe, Art lecture, a well-known artist from Dalsland as well as a member of the Bentsfors groupe. Other members were Georg Suttner, Art professor and Arne Isaksson, Art professor.
Carina Stejmar has since year 2007 worked with and exhibited the art installation " The closed room". The installation is directed against men's violence against women and consists at present of own paintings/drawings/ installations with annotations. The installation has been exhibited among others in Gothenburg/Mölndal and other places in Värmland. Carina Stejmar works from 2007 together with artist,author and lawyer/ chief judge F Anders Österlin, official authorities and victims, girls and women's refuges. At present a book is planned to be published in the subject.
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Carina Stejmar have been manager in companies as Ericsson, Telia and Wasabröd, and have also been a member of a communal council in Karlstad.
Bertil Wivhammar, Art lecture and Art reviewer, gives the following review on Carina Stejmars Art
In a maze of contemporary art I find paintings of Carina Stejmar. The titles of the pictures says a lot, like blue sea, fall, Koster, Toscana and Provence.
The artist does not work with over explicitly. Her paintings has not directly an general character. Different signs create codes, which you ought to give sometime to regard. It can even be so, that the artist does not want the reality to dominate. She instead concentrates on how colours, lines and spaces can collaborate to a whole. Through leaving out something her art becomes interesting.
The paintings remind in a way about the abstract expressionists. Carina Stejmar easily changes between fields in blue, red and yellow. Sometimes playing together between calligraphic dots and violently made up ideas. There is an intensive but controlled feeling of exhilaration in her pictorial art, something that also was a part of the expressionists. Just to let the feelings come without too much character of reality. On one hand the light chaotic and uncontrolled and on the other hand looking for balance and personal expression for the motive. In this intersection Carina Stejmar´s painting will be the most creative and exciting.
The interesting in this moment is that the picture comes to her. The feelings and the intuition guides her during the process. I can not even exclude that she uses the coincidence. Through that she can find objects and actions, which can be interesting in her painting language.
- But isn’t it so, that Carina Stejmars paintings are traced by the impressionism, as she catches the moment, somebody perhaps objects.Off course it is. Not in the same way as Monet, but still. The summary is in her art.
She catches the light, reflexions, the sea and the nuances of the landscape. And she makes it with dash which give sweet aftertaste. Carina Stejmars artistry, with painting in acrylic, oil and watercolour is booth fantasy inciting and stimulating to take part of.
Studies for Georg Suttner, Art professor, 2000-2008
Art History and Visual Culture
Studies for Bertill Wivhammar, Art lecture and Art reviewer
More than 40 exhibitions in Sweden, Europe and USA.
2004 Dalslandssaloon, Dals-Långed
2005,2006,2007,2008 Gallery Olika, Dals-Långed
2007 Gallery Engel, Stockholm
2007 Gallery Flachska Gården Karlstad
2007 Forshaga Library Gallery
2008 Gallery Inova, Karlstad
2008 Gallery Compare, Karlstad
2008 Eda Library Gallery
2008 Gallery 39 Arvika
2008 Hällefors Library Gallery
2008 Gothenburg/Mölndal Gallery
2008 Plaza Hotel Gallery Clarion Karlstad
2008 Gallery Olika, Dals-Långed
2008 Gallery Blue Farm, Arvika
2008 Gallery Lighthouse, Karlstad
2008 Gallery Almars Farm, Karlstad
2008 Bellange Atelje Gallery, Stockholm
2008 Gallery Engel, Stockholm
2009 Art Expo NY 2009,2009-02-26 - 2009-03-02
"The show promises to bring the most exciting emerging and established artists, the most innovative artworks, the latest trends and styles and much more, which will further establish International Artexpo New York as the premier fine and popular art event of 2009". Jacob K. Javits Convention Centerl