Johan Röing – The Escape
The sculptures are cut in the wood with coarse hands, chainsaws and angle grinders. With consistent finesse, they find a synthesis between apparently irreconcilable opposites such as figure and abstraction, heaviness and lightness, humor and darkness. With a steady physicality as a base prompted the viewer to take a position.
The paintings, always oil on canvas, shows the other possibilities and directions of his art work. Frequent use cloths covered with layer upon layer until the final image emerges. It becomes a game with distance and depth of field, perhaps on the basis of a picture memory. Photographic color filters are used, linseed oil dries slowly and underlines the paintings presence.
Johan Röing has been active as an artist for thirty years and received his artistic training at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, 1979-1986, and by his professor and mentor Anthony Cragg. Johan has made several celebration exhibitions in both public environments and Art Galleries (Malmö Konsthall, Trelleborgs Museum, Kulturhuset in Stockholm and others) as in galleries such as Magnus Åklundh and Ping Pong in Malmö and also in Germany where Johan lived and worked for several years.
When: Opening on Saturday 5th of September at. 12:00 to 16:00.
Where: Hantverksbyn, Falsterbovägen 32 in Skanör.
How: The exhibition ”The Escape” (sculptures and paintings) will run until Sunday 27th of September.
Opening hours Friday 13-17 and Sat – Sun 12-16, or by appointment.
For further information please contact gallery owner Mattias Tönnheim at +46 (0) 704-41 19:14 alt. firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photo by Truls Melin)