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Bertil Sundstedt was born 1948 in Boden. After studying painting for the artist Tex Berg between 1963-1966, he went on to the College of Arts in Stockholm 1970-1971. He works as a visual artist with paintings, sculptures and illustrations. For some time he has devoted himself to faces; family, friends, and also criminals have been models for his exploration. A look that meets your eye, an expression that tells a story. Different human experiences are reflected in each face. His current art project is based on surveillance images. He is a teacher of painting, enamel and drawing at Sunderby Folkhögskola’s Art department, he his a writer and critic of art and culture for Norrbottenskuriren regional newspaper. Bertil has worked for the Public Art Agency Sweden, the Swedish Exhibition Agency, Luleå University of Technology, he has founded and been the editor of the journal Hjärnstorm, curated and produced Nordkalotten’s autumn salons for several years, been the County Artist in Norrbotten and served on the board for KRO, BUS Scholarship Fund and the the Swedish Arts Grants Committee KARIN EE VON TÖRNE HAERN

Karin EE von Törne Haern was born in Boden and has lived in Harsprånget (The Leap of the Hare). But that’s not why she likes hares, which sometimes shows up in her production. Karin has studied painting in Uppsala for eg Curt Barv, Christer Kempe and Ruby Nordström. She has worked as an original artist, illustrator, gallery manager, with art inventories and as a curator. She often works with teaching art, holding painting classes in her own studio, guest teaching in the art schools Sverige-Finska Folkhögskolan in Haparanda and Sunderby Folkhögskola. Since 2012, she has also worked with Aesthetic Training at Luleå University of Technology, Media design education in Piteå. Karin lives and works in Luleå and work primarily with painting, mainly in acrylic, watercolor and enamel. She describes herself as being extremely untrendy in her art. - “I follow my own tracks and are not so interested in keeping up with the times. If you go your own way, you get to go in peace. Chasing trends makes you always behind because someone else sets the trend. ” She paints with old proven techniques, as they did several

hundred years ago. Thin layers applied on top of each other with a depth in the color and a lot of volume. JAN-ANDERS ERIKSSON

Jan-Anders Eriksson was born in Harads. After studying art in Stockholm, he settled in Luleå and has lived and worked there ever since. He has a long list of exhibitions to around Sweden and abroad and we are many who recognize his colorful and distinctive paintings. The rivers, the little houses crouching under the high sky, the people’s surprising postponement - through the artist’s intuitive vision and extensive experience with the landscape as well as the painting and crafts, a completely different nature emerges that is significant with the artists temperament. As a viewer you are left facing a phenomenon, a nature where power and powerlessness, irony and sincerity are in synthesis and one is included in the other. It is a style of painting who feels at home in our time as well as outside. Certain traits in Jan-Anders Eriksson’s paintings can reference art history, sometimes it is the geography and sometime you find the reference within the viewer’s own psychological constitution, but all such references have their limited validity. The color itself, the lines, transparency and image composition form a new and unique reality that becomes a kingdom of it’s own. Jan-Anders Eriksson elegantly breaks the border between naturalism and dream, he breaks through the outer walls, thereby creating a living landscape of his own. The meeting between the reality visible to the eye and the other kind of reality which is located in the zone between dream and reality and where all possible complications can arise. The road is open to the surreal with a clearer the focal depth. Pictures are strangely riveted and irrefutable - if it is for a second or for eternity - but it is an ongoing drama that arises from the densification of the motif and a coloration related to the artist’s own heartbeat. Going into Jan-Anders Eriksson’s paintings is to walk into a trap that is difficult to break free from. One must throw oneself into a visual world where the obvious becomes magic and the magic become reality. / Lennart Sjögren poet and art writer


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