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Niklas AskerNiklas Asker
Bio

Niklas Asker was born 1979 in Nordingrå, Sweden.
He has studied art at Konstskolan Kuben and Örebro Konstskola in Örebro where he graduated in 2001. After that he studied at Malmö Comics Art School and worked in the international comics industry for 9 years. In that time his own graphic novel Second Thoughts has been published in 6 different languages and he has done work for a number of different publishers, including Random House Books in New York. 

In 2009 he started painting, teaching himself how to work with oil, and after being accepted into the Liljevalchs Spring Salon in 2011 and 2012 he started exhibiting regularly in Sweden and Abroad.

Artist Statement

Niklas considers the traditional, time consuming painting techniques he uses as a form of ritual. It’s a conversation with history but also a tool for carefully digging into the subconscious. Painting as a kind of excavation. His focus during the last few years has been studying certain abstract and figurative expressions from art history and using it in his work, examining how elements from the past are read today and how they can be used to forge new visual expressions in contemporary painting.

Utbildning
Serieskolan i Malmö, år 2, Malmö, 2003-2004
Serieskolan i Malmö, år 1, Malmö, 2001-2002
Måleri, Örebro Konstskola, Örebro, 1999-2001
Måleri, Konstskolan Kuben, Örebro, 1998-1999

Utställningar
Utställningar, solo:
Galleri Svalan, Kalmar, 2021
GIFC, online, 2020
Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, 2020
Galleri Svalan, Kalmar, 2018
Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Malmö, 2018
Galleri Sjögatan Sju, Sundsvall, 2017
Kramfors Konsthall, Kramfors, 2017
Galleri Svalan, Borgholm, 2016
Kristianstadsgatan 16, Malmö, 2015
Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm, 2014
Galleri Jäger & Jansson, Lund, 2014
Galleri Svalan, Borgholm, 2013
Galleri Nils Åberg, Göteborg, 2012
Falsterbo Konsthall, 2012
Galleri Eklund, Stockholm, 2011
Galleri Carina Björck, Stockholm, 2010
Galleri Silfverberg, Silfverberg & Silverberg, Malmö, 2009

Utställningar, grupp:
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Vårsalongen 2021
GIFC, curated by Charlie Roberts, 2020
NARS, New York, 2019
GIFC, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, 2019
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Vårsalongen 2019
GIFC, Crum Heaven, Stockholm, 2018
Published By The Artist, IPCNY, New York, 2017
Cabinet Da-End, Galerie Da-End, Paris, 2017
Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Skanör, 2016
Grupputställningen Monster, Galleri Svalan, Borgholm, 2016
Samlingsutställning, Galerie Leger, Malmö, 2015
Lost In The Woods, Galleri Svalan, Borgholm, 2015
Affordable Art Fair (Galleri Ingela S), 2014
Helvetet, Galleri Svalan, Borgholm, 2014
RE-culture, Patras, Greece, 2013
Galleri Jäger & Jansson, Sommarsalongen, 2013
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Vårsalongen 2012
Gallery Genesis, Athen, 2011
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Vårsalongen 2011