The collection of drawings and prints that makes up 'Psalms of Black Light' is a form of diary. Originally planned as a hand-bound book, the work refers to anti-cosmic ideas and chaos theories within the popular underground culture of Scandinavian black metal. Pär's work takes inspiration from light and darkness, situated in mental and physical landscapes. Each individual work in this series, whether lithograph or original drawings, combines to give a sense of the whole narrative that is played out through the juxtaposition of images. A sort of metaphorical hymns or psalms or talismans or incantations of a darkness visible.
Pär Strömberg (Örebro 1972) work and live in Stockholm, Sweden and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam 1996-1999 and from Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm 2011-2013 . Four time nominee for the Royal Dutch Painting Prize and winner of Wim Izaks paintings prize in the Netherlands and current holder of the Cecilia Frisendahls Lithography Grant from the Stockholm Lithography Museum. He has numerous of exhibitions across Europe and the USA and is represented by Ron Mandos Gallery in Amsterdam. Recent shows includes Charles Bank Gallery in New York, various art fairs across Europe and an upcoming show in Los Angeles with Coagula Curatorial (2014). His work is included in the following collections: Museum Het Domein Sittard (NL), Caldic Collectie Rotterdam (NL), Akzo Nobel Art Foundation Amsterdam (NL), Peter Drake Collection (NL), Hugo & Carla Brown Collection (NL), Örebro Läns Museum (S). Strömberg also teaches painting at the Örebro College of Art.
Transylvania I Etching on Paper Edition of 9 (Variant) 20 x 20cm (Paper size 42 x 29cm) 2012 £325