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This year Galleri Lars Bohman celebrates its 20th anniversary and is proud to announce that the first exhibition of the season is “White Sheets” by Lena Cronqvist. In this, her fourth exhibition at the gallery, she shows new paintings in tempera and oil on canvas from 2000-2001, and sculptures in terra cotta and bronze from 1999–2001.

After a career spanning more than 30 years Lena Cronqvist has established herself as one of Sweden’s most celebrated artists. She is primarily known as a painter, but during the 1990s sculpture has increasingly become an important part of her oeuvre.

Cronqvist’s art deals with existential themes; her psychologically-charged images are concerned with the life dramas that can be played out within the family. Recurring themes are death, love, loneliness, motherhood, childhood and the vulnerable relationship between lovers and between children and adults. Four new paintings are self-portraits that deal with the death of her late husband, the acclaimed writer Göran Tunström. Using herself and members of her immediate family as models and actors in her work, she draws inspiration from her own childhood and experiences, however, her art is not only private and personal, it is above all universal.

Accompanying the exhibition, a fully illustrated catalogue with poems by Göran Sonnevi has been published.

Born in 1938 in Karlstad, Sweden, Lena Cronqvist lives and works in Stockholm and New York. She attended the National College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.

Lena Cronqvist has exhibited widely in Sweden and abroad and has had numerous solo exhibitions including several retrospectives at, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm; Galleri F15, Moss, Norway; Nordens Hus, Reykjavik, Iceland; The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm; Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York. She has also participated in group exhibitions in Sweden, Mexico, Paris, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Brazil, China, India and Egypt, among others.