Nyrén’s works consist of stacked blocks. He treats each block as its own self-contained monochrome entity, merging with others in a painterly patchwork. Each block is painted differently. Nyrén not only uses a variety of different binding agents and pigments, but he also experiments with a wide array of painterly techniques. Each block is a document of particular rhythmic and content-related observations, all supporting each other as part of a single image in which the artist captures the living presence of the landscape and play of light. The varied sizes, shades and painting techniques of the different blocks come together as a balanced composition, evoking an illusion of movement and spatiality. Nyrén’s paintings symbiotically combine chance and intuition with control and systematic planning.
Jesper Nyrén graduated from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Art in 2007. He has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Sweden and Norway, and he has been granted prestigious awards such as the Marabouparkens P.A.N.K award in 2008 and the Baertling Scholarship in 2015. Nyrén has been commissioned to produce several public installations in Sweden.
Gallery name: Galerie Forsblom Helsinki
Address: Yrjönkatu 22, Helsinki
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat-Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Open: 05.03.2021 - 04.04.2021