|Lars Lerin (1954- )Lars Lerin was born and raised in Munkfors, Värmland. He studied at the school of Gerlesborg 1974-75 and at the Department of Fine Arts, Valand 1980-84. Lars Lerin is considered to be one of Scandinavia’s leading artists in watercolor technique.He has had solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in art museums and galleries in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Germany, Norway and the United States. Lars Lerin’s work is exhibited in County Councils and Municipalities in Sweden and Norway.
Lars Lerin is also a prolific author and has since his debut book Utpost (1983), written and released more than fifty books.
Lars Lerin at Sandgrund
The permanent exhibition shows different themes from Lars Lerin’s 30 years as an artist. Sandgrund contains watercolor paintings, oil paintings, graphic art, collages and photographs from many places in the world, for example Värmland, where Lars Lerin was born and currently lives, Lofoten which was Lars’ home for several years during the 90’s and a lot of work and reports from Lars’ travels to the Arctic and Antarctica, Siberia, Iceland, Scotland, The Faroe Islands, India, Egypt and Iran. Sandgrund is privileged to be able to show Lars Lerin’s dark and pale colors in his work, and how they reflect the artist’s own emotional and artistic life from the early 70’s to present.
Sandgrund also has a room called The white room which is reserved for a guest exhibitor. Every year four different artists will show their work in The white room.
“Watercolor technique is a powerful tool in the searching hands of artist Lars Lerin. He is a master of its potential and submits to its capricious temperament. The subjects for his works he finds in the places where he makes his home. He grew up in the Swedish province of Värmland, close to the thick forests and where the long summer nights and the darkness of winter are a part of existence. On the Norwegian Lofoten Islands he discovered the sea and horizon. He has a feeling for the grandeur of natural scenery and sympathy for the tough conditions under which people work there. In his paintings he returns time and again to how people live and work in home and factory. Memories, words, sentences and fragments of images recur frequently in his paintings; together they form a puzzle of memories which capture impressions of life and warmth such as perhaps no longer exist. It is a nostalgic, existential longing common to us all.”
Sandgrund the restaurant
Sandgrund was founded on initiative by Paul Jardeby and opened for the first time in 1960. One year earlier the former classic restaurant Stadsträdgården was burnt to the ground by a pyromaniac. The architect Uno Asplund working at Wästlunds architect office got the task to create a new and modern restaurant located at cape Sandgrund. The building was projected and built in record time. With its modernistic architecture and large landscape windows facing Klarälven, Sandgrund was noticed internationally. In the beginning of the 70s Sandgrund was considered to be one of Sweden’s largest and most modern restaurants. Sandgrund soon started hosting dancing nights and became a dance palace with visitors from entire Sweden and Norway. During the glory days in the 90s, Sandgrund hosted dancing evenings five times a week and many of Sweden’s most popular bands gave guest performances.
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