Magnus Larsson

– The Beckers Art Award 2003 goes to the artist Magnus Larsson
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Beckers Art Award  2003 of 150.000 Swedish crowns - which this year is given out for the 16th time - is given to the artist Magnus Larsson who was born in 1972 and graduated from Valand University Collage of Art in Gothenburg in 1999.

The motivation:

For Magnus Larsson the big artistic opportunities lie in a very precise, almost photographic, manner of painting. In his human portraits he gracefully twists our perception by dislocating and changing what seems familiar at a first glance: a pair of eyes swell up to abnormal size, a mouth disperses and disappears, a figure’s shoulders are tightened to what is physically unreasonable. Magnus Larsson is awarded Beckers Art Award 2003 for his tranquil painting and his ability to give his audience a frightening image of how humanity can be abused and controlled in a world where flesh an blood are often substituted by manipulated signs.

At the exhibition at Färgfabriken Magnus Larsson shows a concentrated room-installation with a new series of paintings.

6 dec 2003 – 11 jan 2003