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Galleri Lars Lars Bohman is proud to announce the start of a new season with two exhibitions by Ernst Billgren. The first Ordinary Exhibition consists of new works: painting, sculptures, photographs, mosaic, silver jewellery, weapons, and as the title indicates it is an ordinary exhibition.

In the second exhibition The Everyday Transformed, works from Ordinary Exhibition are transformed and presented in a new way with strong elements of sex and violence. This exhibition is for adults only. The everyday objects from Ordinary Exhibition are transformed, and are inscribed/given a new and different meaning. What happens when the everyday is transformed?

Ernst Billgren is one of Sweden’s best known and successful/appreciated artists; it is no exaggeration to claim that he is an institution within the Swedish art world. His art explores different techniques and media, works in a variety of media: painting, sculpture, mosaic, photography, film and set design, architecture, and literature. For some, Billgren’s art has been described as ”kitsch” and ”art for the masses”, but by freely mixing that what may be called for ”good” or ”bad” taste he challenges narrow opinions not only on art, but also on life and the world we live in.

Born in 1957 in Stockholm, Ernst Billgren lives and works in Stockholm. He attended the Valand Art Academy in Gothenburg during the 1980s and was later appointed professor. He has also taught at a number of art schools in Scandinavia and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.

Ernst Billgren has exhibited widely in Sweden and abroad and has had numerous solo exhibitions at, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm; Lunds konsthall; Jönköpings konstmuseum, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki; Färgfabriken, Stockholm; Gothenburg Art Museum; Galleri Wang, Oslo; He has also participated in group exhibitions in Sweden, Reykjavik, Oslo, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Sydney, Seville and Geneva among others.