Stefan Fransson

Born: Umea., Sweden
Lives: Stockholm., Sweden

The compositions of Stefan Fransson seem to be comprising more than only the known dimensions of time and space. They show a complexity beyond the ordinary optical experience. An undefined vastness pervades these picture-worlds which seem to be lying in an infinity barely comprehensible with our senses. It is impossible to identify a beginning and an ending. These are complex arrangements, in which Fransson composes endless layers of pictoral fragments like collages on top and underneath each other translucent diaphane-like, almost as if these worlds would be weightless - floating.

Some elements appear to be familiar, like flashes of memories, mingling with others. Other elements stay strange in their abstraction.

In the light of these suggestive permeations of picure elements, Franssons worlds breach paradigms in which linear fabrics of cause and effect are represented. Much more in his compositions, natural scientific and philosophical questions in which associations of networking are a basic principle are hinted. By this Stefan Fransson seems to succeed in building bridges between art and science, because his worlds seem to implement these theories visually.

Text:

Art Critic and Curator, Dr. Stefanie Lucci .Dusseldforf

Stefan Fransson e-mail: emanu55ste@yahoo.se

Education

1986
  • Masters., Sculpture.
    Royal university of fine arts., Stockholm., Sweden
1979
  • 2 years., Sculpture.
    Swedish school of art., Stockholm., Sweden
1976
  • 2 years., Sculpture.
    Chelsea school of Art., London., United Kingdom

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1996
  • Flakes.
    Studio., Stockholm., Sweden
1991
  • Flames.
    Gallery Ludvig., Stockholm., Sweden
1987
  • Sassi.
    Gallery Sassi., Stockholm., Sweden
1986
  • Mejan.
    Gallery Mejan., Stockholm., Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

2004
  • The students of Bernad Kirchenbaum.
    The house of sculpture., Stockholm., Sweden
1999
  • Project inter-net.
    SL., Stockholm., Sweden
1991
  • Teachers at Swedish school of Art.
    Gallery the White sea., Stockholm, Sweden
1988
  • 3 artists.
    Em-bar-go., Stockholm, Sweden
1986
  • Stockholm artists.
    Gallery Nordengade., Copenhagen., Denmark
1984
  • Park exibition.
    Kalmar city park., Kalmar., Sweden
  • Selected students from Royal university of arts.
    Royal Academy in Austria., Wienna., Bahrain
1983
  • Group exibition.
    Gallery Sassi., Stockholm., Sweden
1981
  • Inga Bagges students.
    Gallery Oscar., Stockholm., Sweden
1977
  • Students,sculpture department.
    Swedish scool of art., Stockholm., Sweden
1976
  • Vara gardar.
    Vara gardar, Lycksele., Sweden
1975
  • Group exibition.
    Bildhornan., Umea., Sweden

Selected Bibliography

2004
  • Björkman, Ingrid. "Stockholms konstråd. Projects.", Done projects., Page 59.
1986
  • Lind., Ingela. "Art critic.", Dagens nyheter., April.
1985
  • Laurin, Beth. "Presentation and critic.", Art magasine Paletten., June.
1984
  • Stam, Cecialia. "Critic of a show in Kalmar city park.", Art magasine Paletten., May
1983
  • Engblom, Sören. "University Art schools annual art show.", Expressen., June.
1980
  • Johansson, Stig. "Art critic.", Svenska dagbladet., Winter

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