Per Svensson

– Turns Färgfabriken into an alchemical laboratory, a magical place in another dimension, in autumn 2018.

The All Seeing Eye (2006) / video projection, 2018

In the autumn of 2018 the artist and musician Per Svensson (b. 1965) will return to Lövholmen, with the exhibition Alchemy – The All Seeing Eye at Färgfabriken. For a number of years Per Svensson, with a cluster of other artists, was based at the now defunct Kolsyrefabriken (carbonic acid factory) which was a close neighbour of Färgfabriken, whose rusty silos dominate the skyline. Per Svensson has close ties to Lövholmen and particularly to Färgfabriken and he speaks of coming home.  

Per Svensson’s universal alchemical installation trickles into and crawls down the walls and across the floor in the old factory. Using architectonic installations, video projections, diverse artefacts, drawings and sounds Per Svensson transforms Färgfabriken into an  alchemical laboratory – a magical place – a glade into another dimension. 

Per Svensson Palmhuset
The New Clear Plants & The Butterfly Effect, 2009 Photo: Henrik Rylander

Artist Per Svensson works in the fields of sculpture, painting, drawing, sound installation, film and architecture. Svensson is educated at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm 1985-1990, and at The Royal Institute of Art Department for Architecture in Stockholm 1999-2000. His works have been exhibited both in Sweden and internationally at The Modern Museum in Stockholm and Malmö, Ystad Art Museum, Lusaka National Museum Zambia, LACE in Los Angeles, Heliostrum in Köln, The Art Acadamy in Budapest, The Gothenburg Museum of Art and MHR in Reykjavik, among others.

Per Svensson Foto Annika von Hausswolff web
Photo: Annika von Hausswolff

Per Svensson is born and based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Right now he is showing the new artwork Ocean Audioscope at Sculpture in Pilarne at the island Tjörn. 

The exhibition is a co-production between Färgfabriken and Röda Sten konsthall


Time & Place

29 Sep – 2 Dec 2018, Main hall

Opening the 29th of September 5 pm to 1 am
The exhibition is open 5 to 9 pm
Live music/performance with The New Alchemy at 9 pm

Book release November 8th at Färgfabriken.


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As a compliment to the exhibition the book Per Svensson – ALCHEMY / ART / ARCHITECTURE will be released November 8th. The book is published at Art and Theory Publishing with support from Kungl. Akademien för de fria Konsterna, Helge Axelsson Johnsons Stiftelse, Längmanska Kulturfonden 


The exhibition is a co-production between Färgfabriken and Röda Sten konsthall

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