"One minute with Pia Hällström"

"My focus is on the woman, who I want to portray in a kind of instant mood and feeling, preferably with a lot of color."" " One minute with Pia Hällström starts now:

Creative background: I have always loved to express myself in pictures. I have attended the art school in Kristianstad and trained as an art teacher at Umeå University. For the past 15 years, I have been painting continuously, as I have felt that I have a need to express myself through painting.

Describe your style: I paint in oil on canvas and usually in a larger format. My expression is quite direct when I go on and change and repaint until I am satisfied with the whole with everything in terms of composition and color choice. For the most part, my works alone represent strong women who are in different moods.

Your creative process?  My creative process usually occurs when I have several paintings in progress where I work on until I have developed a specific feeling and expression.

Why? It feels important to convey a sensual presence in my expression

Favourite colour? Red, crab paint, yellow, blue and turquoise

Influences? My painting is coloristic. I try to get my inspiration from the beautiful and like to work with the composition of the human body in my works right now.

Person you’d most like to meet/had met? Henri Matisse is a person I would have liked to have met.

See a selection of Pia Hällström's works below in the art gallery "The Vault." Welcome to experience the art in AR "augmented reality". If you want to get in touch with Pia, email info@fo-ko.se and we will direct you further.

Pia Hällström

I have studied at the college of art in Kristianstad and I got a  bachelor of arts in art education. 15 years ago I resumed painting again.I paint in oil and preferably in larger formats. Mostly, my works represent women in different environments. The focus is on the woman that I want to portray in a kind of instant mood and feeling, preferably with a lot of color.I have previously exhibited on:The smokehouse of Åhus, Bergendals Hotels and Conference, Rånäs Castle Magic room, Uncle Nikos, Bäckaskog castle, FoKo Inbtween at Gallery Hge

Emilia Lindberg

Emilia Lindberg's image world is the focus of women. In the transitions between theater, fashion and symbolism, Lindberg's women move dreamy, longing or focused and sometimes with inquiring eyes. The artworks raise questions such as: Who is she? What does she want? What is she looking for? With cross-media in her painting such as acrylic, oil, watercolor and charcoal, Lindberg tackles the complexity of women from different angles.

Sandra Dahlborg

Born: 1990/ I collect visual impressions, love color and hard contrast. My favorite way to express myself is painting and I then work mostly with mixed media and acrylic - I do not have patience for oil! In addition to painting, I also really enjoy drawing, sewing, building and renovating. Always have a little too many projects going on ... During the day, I work as a project engineer at Skanska, which balances the creative chaos in my brain.

Lena Nilson

Bodies are fascinating, both to draw or sculpt. Got a piece of iron wire mesh in my hands in the 80's and then I was stuck. I do not use a model but work mostly from memory with my hands as a tool. You can liken it to a three-dimensional crochet drawing where you use nets and fingers instead of pencil, the depth also creates interesting shadows. Uses fine-mesh copper mesh that is soft and fragile, or hard iron wire mesh that provides more resistance. Mount them on canvases or plinths of concrete and resin. Format from 10x10 cm up to about 50x100 cm. Lena Nilson is basically an Art Director and designer and has previously developed various concepts, graphic design, film, illustrations, patterns and packaging.

Lena Johnson

Like a roller coaster, sometimes it is on top and then it dips down. It continuous on a straight patch and then suddenly it takes me on an unexpected to to teach me more. It is an incredible experience I so enjoy.

Finding the balance and calm in the finished painting is an important part of the creation for me.

I strive to create harmonious and timeless eye catching pieces that will give the viewer a positive experience.

To paint has become an important part of my life and I have a great need to allow creativity to be a part in it. It is with anticipation and excitement that I now share my new paintings and hope to give the viewer a pleasant experience.

Klara Fowler

Klara Fowler is a self-taught, internationally published photographer based in Stockholm. 

In her work she focuses on fine art and portrait photography. Her romantic style is emotionally captivating, playful and sometimes bold. Here you will find inspiration from old masterworks and paintings.
Klara's fine art pieces take us on a journey through time and space. Her art photography is a  reminder of the forgotten beauty of classic and,-sometime, -surreal art.

Magnus Björklundh

Magnus Björklundh both works and expresses himself energetically in his artistry. An evolution of the painting exists that continuously aspires to optimize the power of an expression which fundamentally is minimalistic and concrete. The bright colors are central and they are laid frequently next to each other to an extent that is a hallmark for his painting. The painting balances between the abstract and the concrete. The separate and form-reducing, often linear, structures interact, meet and create abstract micro and macro worlds.
He has had many separate and jury-judged exhibitions, one at Liljevalch's spring  exhibition 2015.